Tyee is Chinook jargon for "Chief." It is also the name of a Washington State Ferry vessel, MV Tyee. The Tyee has a length of 94', beam of 31', a draft of 7', and weighs 98 tons. It can carry 270 passengers at up to 25 knots, and was built in Freeland, Washington in 1985.

Source: WSDOT web site

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