Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Poor Kalakala

Kalakala, originally uploaded by Soggydan.

It's a ship that is always on the verge of doom.

The old Kalakala ferry is currently taking on water and listing to the side in a Tacoma waterway. This photo, taken over Lake Union in 2004 by SoggyDan, shows the Kalaka at rest in one if its other spots where it awaited repairs that never came.

About ten years ago I toured the Kalakala when it was in this spot with my car club. We visited every deck, including the engine room. The boat had a particular smell, an unusual mix of diesel and history.

Is the end near for the Silver Slug? It could very well be. So so sad.