O say can you see? You bet. Now more than ever before. Two hundred years and a handful of weeks after poet Francis Scott Key wrote about a battle-weary 15-star banner flying over Fort McHenry in Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812, a child of that flag was raised in Tacoma. A hundred invited guests watched and saluted Saturday as the largest American flag north of Sacramento and west of Wisconsin was raised over the Center Street headquarters of Tacoma Screw.
Adios, Kalakala. Once the streamlined centerpiece of Washington’s ferry fleet, later abandoned to the icy waters of Alaska, later still the victim of failed rescue efforts, the Kalakala later this month will be cut apart for scrap in a Tacoma graving yard. End of story. She sits today as she has for 10 years on the western shore of the Hylebos Waterway, hosted by benefactor and Tacoma industralist Karl Anderson.
In the dark, in the rain, the ferry Kalakala made its final voyage Thursday morning. It came to die. It did not go easily. After more than a decade spent rusting on Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway, and lit Thursday by a single spotlight, the ferry was released from its moorings at 3:45 a.m. A pair of tugs then guided it over 2.5 miles and just over 90 minutes into Commencement Bay and then to a graving dock on the Blair Waterway. It will be cut apart for scrap over the next week.
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Selecting a term
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