Dakota Creek busy with ferry Elwha, Seattle fireboat

The Washington State Ferries M/V Elwha made its way to the Dakota Creek Industries shipyard last week for refurbishment.

Dick Nelson, DCI president, said a bunch of little jobs will be performed on the ferry to complete the overhaul by October.

On April 7, the Elwha suffered a drive motor casualty, damaging parts of the boat. The 144-car ferry was originally scheduled for a major maintenance interval, from October until February 2007, for a new paint job, propulsion control system and other refurbishment.