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February 9, 2015 at 11:32 AM

Nothing left of ferry Kalakala except souvenir pieces

The Kalakala

Pieces of the Kalakala are being kept as souvenirs of Washington’s maritime history. (Seattle Times / file)

The Associated Press

TACOMA — There’s nothing left of the iconic Puget Sound ferry Kalakala except the pieces they saved for souvenirs.

Demolition was completed last week at a dry dock in Tacoma.

Rhine Demolition says some pieces have already been claimed.

The News Tribune reports the rounded pilot house, windows and rudder are going to buyers who want to preserve a bit of Washington’s maritime history. Some smaller souvenirs may go on sale to the public.

The sleek, silver ferry was the postcard symbol of Seattle in the days before the Space Needle. After the 276-foot vessel was used as a fish processor in Alaska it was returned to Puget Sound, but plans to restore it never came up with enough money.

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