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March 03, 2004

Silver Slug = White Elephant

The former ferry Kalakala is not going to be restored. It would take too much money, and nobody with that kind of money has stepped forward to restore it. The first owner went bankrupt, and the current owner, Steve Rodrigues, shows no signs of a thick wallet. He is months behind in paying his rent for moorage space in Seattle.

Rodrigues is proposing to tow the old hulk to the Makah Indian Reservation at the tip of the Olympic Peninsula before moving it to Everett. If he gets it out to Neah Bay, it will never come back to Puget Sound. The Makahs will be stuck with it, and God knows what they will do with it.

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Posted by Bruce Ramsey at March 3, 2004 11:59 AM



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