The newest Steamship Authority ferry has arrived in Massachusetts waters, docking early Monday at the Steamship Authority facility in Fairhaven, just across Buzzards Bay from her future home port.

The hybrid freight/passenger vessel docked in Fairhaven at about 6 a.m., according to Steamship Authority governor Robert Ranney, after a six day, 2,200 mile nonstop voyage from Louisiana.

Before the Woods Hole begins servicing the Oak Bluffs to Woods Hole route on Friday, June 17, she will go on something of a welcome tour. A commissioning ceremony is planned for next Monday, June 13 at noon at the Steamship Authority’s Woods Hole terminal. After the ceremony, the ferry will be open to the public from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

At about 2:10 p.m. on Monday, June 13 the ferry will sail to Vineyard Haven for the first time. She will be open to the public from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday at the Vineyard Haven terminal. She will return to Woods Hole for the night.

On Tuesday, June 14 the Woods Hole will travel to Nantucket, departing at about 10:30 a.m. and arriving at about 1 p.m. The public can tour the ship in Nantucket form 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. before she returns to the public.

Nantucket residents that miss the ferry during her inaugural tour will get another chance to see her come September, when the Woods Hole is scheduled to service the Nantucket route.

The 235-foot Woods Hole had a price tag of $40.4 million and is hailed as the most versatile ship of the boat line’s fleet. The ferry can carry 385 passengers and 10 full tractor-trailer rigs or 55 passenger vehicles, or some combination of both.

It also has a newly-installed classic steam whistle, courtesy of maritime historian and Oak Bluffs resident Bill Ewen. The whistle was rescued from the steamer State of Pennsylvania, which operated on the Delaware River between 1923 and 1960. She sank in 1970 and was scrapped in 2005.