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January 24, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Ferry Kalakala no longer listing; not source of sheen

The Associated Press

TACOMA – The Kalakala is no longer listing and wasn’t responsible for a sheen at the Port of Tacoma, but the Coast Guard and Corps of Engineers are still keeping an eye on the historic ferry as a hazard to navigation.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Nathan Bradshaw says inspectors checked out a sheen on the Hylebos Waterway on Monday and determined it was not coming from the Kalakala. The Coast Guard continues to monitor the vessel.

Corps spokesman Bill Dowell says high tide apparently lifted the Kalakala off a sunken barge and it’s no longer listing. He says the corps likely won’t step in unless something catastrophic happens.

Once the pride of Puget Sound, the 77-year-old streamlined ferry has been parked in Tacoma for six years, waiting for restoration.

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