After a long history of decline the once art deco inspired Kalakala ferry ended up beyond any restoration efforts. Sadly but heroically her bits and pieces were auctioned off to lovers of the world’s first streamlined vessel that was ‘more rounded.’
She created an international sensation and was featured in National Geographic Magazine in 1938. In 1963, the Kalakala was voted the second biggest attraction, after the Space Needle at the World’s Fair.
You can read more about her twisting history at: http://www.kalakala.org/history/history_timeline.html
Owners of Salty’s purchased several pieces of the Kalakala that have found a new home at Salty’s on Alki.
Here’s what I found…