TACOMA, Wash. (CBS Seattle) – After two weeks of demolition at a dry dock in Tacoma, there is nothing left of the iconic Puget Sound ferry Kalakala.
Various parts and scrap pieces of vessel have been claimed and will serve as souvenirs to their new owners. The News Tribune reports the pilot house, bulkheads with windows, rudder and cargo doors are some of the items that have been already purchased. In fact, the city of Kirkland bought a piece of the vessel and officials plan to place it in a public park.
Mike Lano Sr., the manager in charge of the boat’s structural demolition, says he expects much the salvaged items to pop up around the region for people to view. Officials overseeing the project say logistics are still being worked out regarding souvenirs for public purchase.
Lano reports the ferry was completely demolished and in record time.
The Kalakala roamed the Puget Sound for nearly three decades before being retired in the 1960s, according to the Tribune. It made its final journey on the Puget Sound waters January 22 when it was floated into the graving dock on the Tacoma waterfront.
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