Nothing left of iconic ferry except souvenir pieces

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Posted: Feb 09, 2015 3:21 PM

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — There's nothing left of the iconic Puget Sound ferry Kalakala (kuh-LAHK'-uh-luh) except the pieces they saved for souvenirs.

Demolition was completed last week at a dry dock in Tacoma, Washington.

Rhine Demolition says some pieces already have been claimed.

The News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1zPurKQ ) the rounded pilot house, windows and rudder are going to buyers who want to preserve a bit of Washington's maritime history. Some smaller souvenirs might go on sale to the public.

The sleek, silver ferry was the postcard symbol of Seattle in the days before the Space Needle.

After the 276-foot vessel was used as a fish processor in Alaska it was returned to Puget Sound. But plans to restore it never came up with enough money.

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com