State taking name suggestions for new ferry


Drawing of new ferry

The public is going to be able to take part in naming a new Keller Ferry that will replace the Martha S. next year.

The state Department of Transportation is asking the public to submit names for the 116-foot ferry now under construction in Rainier, Ore.

A DOT spokesperson stated that the name of the ferry should carry “statewide significance and represent our state’s image and culture.”

Specifically, the DOT announcement stated the name should represent state adopted symbols, tribal names, names of bodies of water, geographic locations, cities, counties, or be relate to nautical her...

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