Ferries pass on a crossing between Mukilteo and Whidbey Island in August. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)

Ferries pass on a crossing between Mukilteo and Whidbey Island in August. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)

Good vibes only: All state ferries renamed to honor the Mariners

Gov. Jay Inslee signed the name change proclamation in effect through the team’s postseason.

MUKILTEO — Mariners fever has gone to the ferries, governor’s order.

The two key players on the Mukilteo-Clinton route were renamed after the Seattle Mariners coach and the nickname for the bullpen.

The Suquamish, the 144-car big daddy, is now Skipper Scott Servais. The 124-car Kitsap is Los Bomberos.

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a proclamation on Wednesday that the names of state ferries be changed to honor the Mariners, for as long as the team remains in the playoffs.

All 21 vessels in the fleet were renamed Thursday after team players and staff.

“We are so proud of our Mariners for finally breaking our playoff drought and giving our fans the excitement of postseason baseball!” Inslee said in a Washington State Ferries news release. “This honorary name change is a way to show our appreciation and for fans to feel even closer to the team by riding Motor/Vessel Juliooooooooooo, M/V Cal ‘Big Dumper’ Raleigh, M/V Mariners ‘Good Vibes Only’ and the rest.”

Maybe the good vibes will spill over to people with long ferry waits.

On the Edmonds-Kingtson route, the Spokane is now Luis “La Piedra” Castillo and Puyallup is Ty “Vive Le” France.

Vive le Mariners.

Andrea Brown: 425-339-3443; abrown@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @reporterbrown.

Catch a ferry: name/rename list

Cathlamet: Diego Castillo

Chelan: J.P. Crawford

Chetzemoka: Marco Gonzales

Chimacum: Carlos Santana

Issaquah: Paul Sewald

Kaleetan: Adam Frazier

Kennewick: Dylan Moore

Kitsap: Los Bomberos

Kittitas: Mitch Haniger

Puyallup: Ty “Vive Le” France

Salish: Andres Muñoz

Samish: Logan Gilbert

Sealth: Robbie Ray

Spokane: Luis “La Piedra” Castillo

Suquamish: The Skipper Scott Servais

Tacoma: Mariners “Good Vibes Only”

Tillikum: George Kirby

Tokitae: Jarred Kelenic

Walla Walla: Juliooooooooooo

Wenatchee: Cal “Big Dumper” Raleigh

Yakima: Eugenio Suárez

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