The Washington State Ferry System's M/V Quinault approaches the Keystone landing on Whidbey Island.
This ferry served the route between Port Townsend and Whidbey Island. M/V Quinault began her life as a ferry on San Francisco Bay in 1927. The ship has been extensively modified since then. However, according to information posted on the ferry, she is still running on her original 1927 electric motors.
Update: On November 20, 2007, Washington State Ferries took the 80-year-old M/V Quinault out of service for safety reasons. The vessel went into drydock at Todd Pacific Shipyards in Seattle on November 28, 2007. Inspection of the hull revealed extensive corrosion and pitting, especially along the keel. Preliminary estimates were that at least 45 percent of the hull would have to be replaced before the ferry could be returned to service.
With that, I'd venture to say this photo documents the end of an era in marine transportation on Puget Sound.