King Rat (gkr) wrote,
King Rat

MV Kalakala

The Kalakala used to ply the waters of Puget Sound as part of Washington's ferry fleet. It's a cool looking ship. When it was decommissioned, it went up to Alaska, where it essentially sat doing nothing. I believe it even was moved onto land for a while. Some enterprising preservationists got it back to Seattle a few years ago, with the idea of restoring it and turning it into a floating museum. That was the last I heard of it. They were raising money to make it into a museum, but didn't have enough yet.

Apparently they have had a horrible time of it. Maybe it made the news, maybe not, but that foundation is now bankrupt and the Kalakala is being auctioned off. Which is too damn bad. Wish I had the knowledge and time to do something about the boat. I see it frequently, docked on Lake Union near the I-5 bridge. It looks bad, but not too bad. Though that's not necessarily a reflection of its underlying condition.


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