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Tag: kalakala

Dec.
6th

Wanna buy a ferry? Historic Kalakala for sale for only a buck

She’s years past her prime and has been stashed in Tacoma’s Hylebos waterway since 2004, but the historic Kalakala ferry could be yours for only a dollar – and an agreement to restore her to something resembling her 1930s art deco glory.

Owner Steve Rodrigues recently reached out on the ferry’s website asking for a partnership to help in the restoration process. He told King 5 news that he lost his lease and has until Jan. 1 to move.
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Feb.
10th

An update on the long saga of the Kalakala

The art deco ferry christened the Kalakala but nicknamed the Silver Slug is still docked in the Port of Tacoma, hoping for a rescue.

That’s where the local angle begins and ends. But Knute Berger at Crosscut.com provides an update on attempts to find a way to restore and display the historic vessel.

His report is here.