Two of the ferries; the Gov. Herbert R. O'Connor and the Gov. Harry W. Nice were sold to the Washington State ferries for use on Puget Sound. They were towed the 6,000 miles to Washington state. The" Nice" was renamed the "Olympic" and the "O'Connor' was renamed the "Rhododendron", the state Flower of Washington.
The Olympic was used up until 1993 when it was mothballed and sold to a private owner. it sits moored at Ketron Island Washington.
The Rhododendron was sold in 2013 for $275,000 to Atlantic Capes Fisheries on behalf of Island Scallops of Vancouver Island B. C. It will be used as a floating platform for an aquaculture farming operation.