Futuristic aquatic transportation for the Age of Buck Rogers!
One of my favorite relics of Old Seattle. Right up there with the Bubbleator and Jones’ Fantastic Museum.
Turns out, the remains of the bubbleator is now a greenhouse in Des Moines, WA. SACRILEGE! My wife and I both remember riding in it as 12 year-olds at The World’s Fair.
I had never heard of the Kalakala until I chanced to pick up a report about it on NPR”s “All Things Considered.” My curiosity piqued, I went searching for it on the net, a bit of a challenge as I did not even know how to spell it. Finding it eventually on a Washington State Parks website, photogra[phs of the boat in her prime, I was blown away.. I had never seen such a gorgeous sea craft in my life. The Kalakala is more just a historic ship, she is of a unique and ground breaking design. Considering her significance as a long time ikon of Seattle, I find it astounding that tthe city seems indifferdnt to her fate. You might as well imagine NYC letting the Empire State building go to seed. Or Nashville the Reimann Auditorium .
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