|Title||Model of the ferry Kalakala, probably in Seattle, 1936 |
|Caption||The ferry "Kalakala" began service in 1935. Its streamlined design made it internationally famous and popular with visitors and residents alike. The ferry made six daily runs between Seattle and Bremerton, and made summer evening excursions around Puget Sound. Unfortunately, the ferry vibrated badly; it was difficult to handle and expensive to repair. Service ended in 1967, and the ferry became a shore-based seafood processing plant in Alaska. In the 1990s, a group of devoted "Kalakala" fans dug the old ferry out of the gravel and returned it to Seattle.|
This 1936 photo shows a model of the Kalakala. The ferry's name means "flying bird" in the Chinook trade language used by traders and Puget Sound native peoples.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: SHIPS, "Kalakala", ferry, model.|
February 25, 1936.
|Subjects||Kalakala (Ferry); Ferries--Washington (State)--Seattle; Model ships--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.13617 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 nitrate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |