Washington state has the largest ferry system in North America with 22 vessels in Puget Sound and 25 million riders per year.
It’s up to Captain John McMillen to make sure tourists and regulars alike make the journey safely back and forth from Coleman Dock to Bainbridge Island. He’ll be the first to tell you: It’s hard to find a job that offers better views.
We wanted to find out: What’s it like to drive the ferry? Is it hard to become a captain? What’s the strangest question he’s ever received on the job?