Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Kalakala update: No news is good news?

The WWW has been very quiet lately about our favorite Art Deco ferry.  The only article lately was this one from the Tacoma News-Tribune on 5/4, discussing how the Kalakala's owner Steve Rodrigues talked to a very skeptical audience about moving the boat to Bellingham.  Yet there has been no formal proposal made public.  The official Kalakala website, typically, gets facelifts and new historical pictures and words without ever actually giving any NEWS.  I took the above picture (which is undated) directly from the Website, where it has the optimistic caption "Hope Floats."

So one can at least assume that the Kalakala remains above water and that the "disaster waiting to happen"...hasn't.  My care and curiosity, however, has finally driven me to try emailing the crew at kalakala.org directly.  I'll let you know what I find out...

1 comment:

  1. Big Ron -South JerseyMay 18, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    I've been watching the Kalakala since Peter Bevis (what ever became of him?)brought her back to Seattle. From the more recent pics unauthorized visitors post on the web, it doesn't look like much can be done to save her as she is a severely rusted out hulk.(that's code for sheet box) The ferry is owned by someone without the resources to lay her up safely much less take on restoration and it goes without saying that the next big news from the Kalakala will be her sinking in the Hylebos.