Historic ferry makes its final journey (VIDEO)


TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The historic ferry Kalakala is now at the Tacoma dry dock where it will be scrapped.

The Coast Guard says it arrived Thursday morning.

It was towed two miles from the Hylebos Waterway, where it has been moored for a decade, to the graving dock on the Blair Waterway,

The sleek, silver ferry was the symbol of Seattle in the days before the Space Needle. After it was taken out of service in the 1960s it was used as a cannery in Alaska.

The Kalakala was returned to Puget Sound with hopes of restoring the vessel but none of the plans came up with enough money.

The News Tribune reports  Rhine Demolition is handling the salvage and will decide whether to offer any souvenirs to the public.