The Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry Co. has embarked on a pioneering project to convert its largest vessel into California’s first zero-emission, all-electric short-run ferry.

“If we’re successful, I get to do this for our community,” owner and captain Maggie McDonogh of Tiburon said last week. “How cool is that? It’s super exciting.”

McDonogh is partnering with San Rafael-based Green Yachts, Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s Electric Vehicle Fleet program and the California Air Resources Board on the roughly $4.5 million project, which is expected to be completed by the end of next year.

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