TACOMA, Wash.—Once an icon of Puget Sound, the ferry Kalakala is in such fragile shape it may not withstand being evicted from a Tacoma moorage and could have to be scrapped.
The News Tribune reports (http://is.gd/yuGwc6) the owner of the moorage on the Hylebos Waterway has an eviction lawsuit pending in Pierce County Superior Court. Authorities worry that if the 276-foot ship sinks, it would block the waterway.
The sleek, silver ferry sailed on Puget Sound from 1935 to 1967. After its ferry days it became a fish processing ship in Kodiak, Alaska.
No one has come up with the full money to restore it.