Inspired Island ~ Captain Marsha Morse

September 22nd, 2021 by Grace McRae



Washington State Ferry MV Kitsap: Captain Marsha Morse (top left) and crew aboard the MV Kitsap on Puget Sound

In this episode, Grace sits down with Captain Marsha Morse, one of the most experienced ferry captains in Washington State. Captain Morse was one of the very first women to be hired by Washington State Ferries, working her way up from an entry-level position in the 70s. Join us to hear how it was Captain Morse’s horse that led her both to Vashon Island and into this unique career, and why the lifestyle and teamwork attracted her. Marsha shares interesting tales from the water, what a typical day as a ferry captain looks like, and what’s on the horizon for her as she approaches retirement (hint: she’ll stay busy!).