Video Tribute: Farewell, Kalakala

Twas a spiritual journey filming the Kalakala as she rests helplessly awaiting her visit to the scrap yard. Although her skin appears weathered and tired, you can still see the majesty previous generations once saw. As with the passing of any Northwest icon, we will not soon forget the historic passenger ferry that sailed Seattle-Bremerton and Port Angeles-Victoria routes for decades.

I would like to thank Karl Anderson, Derrick Urquhart and Christian Trandum for getting us up close and personal with the once-mighty ship to take a close look alongside, over and around. Here is the aerial video shot on the Hylebos Waterway near the Port of Tacoma on January 9, 2015.