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Nov 18, 2011, 04:51 PM
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Historic Art Deco Ferry Kalakala


Does anyone have the latest news on her? Last weekend, she was taking on water, listing badly. The owner was bringing pumps onboard, that's the last I heard. What happened?
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Nov 18, 2011, 06:25 PM
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Nov 18, 2011, 08:03 PM
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Does anyone have the latest news on her? Last weekend, she was taking on water, listing badly. The owner was bringing pumps onboard, that's the last I heard. What happened?
I have no idea what happened but do keep us posted when you find out more. From what I remember of her she is a beautiful streamlined ferry from the 30's.

-Rich.
Nov 18, 2011, 10:53 PM
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http://www.kalakala.org/
Nov 19, 2011, 05:55 AM
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Normally, I post a picture of what Im posting about, but im using a cell to do this.
Nov 19, 2011, 12:46 PM
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Normally, I post a picture of what Im posting about, but im using a cell to do this.
Here she is in happier days. Anybody know the latest ?
Nov 19, 2011, 04:46 PM
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What a perfect project for Mssrs. Allen & Gates! Perhaps even Ballmer could be convinced to cough up a few million when he's not throwing chairs at his staff.
Nov 20, 2011, 04:10 AM
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Any news ????
Nov 20, 2011, 07:26 AM
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After doing alot of digging I found a few bits n peices. The eco protection groups, both governmental and private sector are turning up the heat on the owner after her taking on water last week. The Coast Guard came aboard and did an inspection. They had concerns about her breaking free from her mooring lines and sink, thereby blocking shipping lanes. The owner was told to secure her better and to remove several buckets of paint.
Nov 20, 2011, 07:42 AM
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Also, the owner lost his not for profit status several months ago. Yesterday, he stated that the Kalakala's hull is 'unsalvagible'. He's trying to find a place to store the superstructure while he finds a suitable replacement hull. Guys&gals this is really,really getting ugly...
Nov 20, 2011, 09:37 AM
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Sad , very very sad.
Nov 20, 2011, 12:25 PM
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Hi Guys

I'm preparing for a build of the Kalakala and have been in contact only last week with a volunteer on it - no mention of all this. I will drop him a line later and get back to you.

Regards Norseman
Nov 21, 2011, 09:54 AM
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I think that large works of art such as Kalakala are destined to become scale models. So builder's, get a good look and take notes for a noteworthy project. It's a shame that the full sized vessels are so vulnerable because of their need for large sums of money. Unfortunately, when the funds go away so do they.

-Rich.
Nov 21, 2011, 01:52 PM
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Keep trying to find a home and $$ for this historic vessel, but economy just isn't forgiving or giving for this prodject. It will be sad the day it goes to where ever it will be for it's final destiny if not salvaged.
Nov 22, 2011, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by RICH404
I think that large works of art such as Kalakala are destined to become scale models. So builder's, get a good look and take notes for a noteworthy project. It's a shame that the full sized vessels are so vulnerable because of their need for large sums of money. Unfortunately, when the funds go away so do they. -Rich.
Sadly, many vessels that are worthy of saving for posterity are not.

Rich is right regarding the need for a lot of money and attention.

When interest wanes, as does funding, it becomes just a memory---.


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