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February 9, 2015 at 11:32 AM

Nothing left of ferry Kalakala except souvenir pieces

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…

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January 22, 2015 at 8:43 AM

Ferry Kalakala arrives at scrap yard in Tacoma

The ferry Kalakala is pushed into a graving yard on the Blair Waterway early Thursday morning in Tacoma. The ferry was towed two miles from the Hylebos Waterway, where it has been moored for a decade. (Peter Haley / The News Tribune) The Associated Press A tug boat maneuvers the Kalakala on the Blair Waterway…

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January 20, 2015 at 10:42 AM

Kalakala headed to demolition site this week

The Washington State ferry Kalakala at Coleman Dock in 1946. (Seattle Times archives) The owner of the former state ferry Kalakala said the 1927-vintage vessel  will be moved this week to a site where it can be demolished. The 276-foot boat, which has been moored in Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway since 2004, will be moved Wednesday night and Thursday morning to…

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January 5, 2015 at 11:19 AM

Ferry Kalakala soon to be scrapped

The historic ferry Kalakala in 2011 at a private dock in Tacoma. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times) After a series of unsuccessful attempts to restore and revive it, the art deco ferry Kalakala will soon be scrapped. Owner Karl Anderson tells the News Tribune of Tacoma the boat may be cut apart later this month. Badly…

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July 24, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Kalakala moved to new, temporary mooring on Tacoma waterfront

The Kalakala, the historic but deteriorating ferry, has been moved to a new, temporary mooring near its previous mooring in Tacoma, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. An adjacent landowner, Tacoma Industrial Properties, volunteered to temporarily moor the  boat and built a 650-foot structure for that purpose. The ferry was moved close to the mooring late last month…

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May 8, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Historic ferry may be too fragile to leave Tacoma

The Associated Press TACOMA — Once an icon of Puget Sound, the ferry Kalakala is in such fragile shape it may not withstand being evicted from a Tacoma moorage and could have to be scrapped. Agencies concerned with the vessel say it’s past saving, but owner Steve Rodrigues disagrees. Even though he says the cost of the…

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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…

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