Washington State

Four old ferries sold for scrap

June 23, 2009

SEATTLE -- After a year of trying, Washington State Ferries finally has sold its four beloved Steel Electrics. Eco Planet Recycling, Inc. of Chula Vista, Calif., paid $200,000 for the Steel Electric-class vessels in a deal completed last week. The firm plans to tow them to a shipyard in Mexico next month to be dismantled and sold as scrap.

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