The Associated Press
TACOMA Recent storms have apparently been hard on the historic ferry Kalakala. It’s listing at its mooring at the Port of Tacoma.
Coast Guard Petty Officer Nathan Bradshaw says a sheen also has been reported around the vessel, so investigators were dispatched Monday.
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The 276-ferry has been parked for six years at the Hylebos Waterway.
Corps of Engineers spokesman Bill Dowell says if the agency has to step in to keep the vessel from blocking or polluting the waterway, the Kalakala would probably be dismantled.
The silver, streamlined ferry sailed on Puget Sound from 1935 to 1967. It later became a fish processing ship in Alaska. The Kalakala was towed back to Washington in 1998 with the idea it would be restored, but no one came up with the money.