Ocryx and Joe

Ocryx and Joe in the Continuing Chronicles of the Kalakala Concern

The Kalakala has one last chance- let's make it count
posted Dec 7, 2011
Do it. Do it now.
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A repaired and cleaned Kalakala on Foss waterway would be a natural addition to the museum corridor which could be used as overflow display for some of the LeMay collection, and would visually bridge the museum district to the dome district. The polished metal exterior of the Kalakala would echo the curves of the LeMay musem, and would be accessible by foot with a short walk from either the WSHM or the LeMay site. A portion of the car deck could also be used for events. Too bad this will never happen.

by NineInchNachos on 12/7/2011 @ 9:58am
the lemay museum is a direct rip off from the KalaKala!   Think bout it!!!   She was built for vintage automobiles before building expensive airstream structures for vintage automobiles was even considered a sane idea!  
Come on LeMay!  Do the right thing. You know Harold would be all over this. 

by NineInchNachos on 12/7/2011 @ 9:59am
aquatic grubworm! 

by The Jinxmedic on 12/7/2011 @ 10:01am
The thing is- if Harold was still around, he would be all over this. How awesome would that be?

Harold LeMay had more faith in Tacoma than most of the people that live here.

by NineInchNachos on 12/7/2011 @ 10:05am
emails sent! www.lemaymuseum.org/page.php?id=27

by NineInchNachos on 12/7/2011 @ 10:07am
the LeMay museum is designed with repair bays to restore cars that need restoring.  maybe they can send out field repair teams to work on the KalaKala?

by NineInchNachos on 12/7/2011 @ 10:09am
Fix the KalaKala,  Take the vintage cars to the people!  The Kalakala can be a bookmobile--but instead of books, you'd have vintage cars.   stop at different puget sound ports...   AMERICA'S AQUATIC CAR MUSEUM!

by The Jinxmedic on 12/7/2011 @ 10:12am
I like.

by Dave_L on 12/7/2011 @ 12:34pm
This seems like a nice location. Kalakala at Tacoma's Municipal Dock.

by NineInchNachos on 12/19/2011 @ 9:44am

by The Jinxmedic on 12/19/2011 @ 10:06am
And now - the question of the hour: Who is the mystery buyer?

by NineInchNachos on 12/19/2011 @ 10:17am
figure it out Dave L ! 

by L.S.Erhardt on 12/19/2011 @ 7:15pm
Best of luck to the mystery buyer. That ship is in baaaaaaaaad shape. I was looking at it today and she doesn't look good.

by NineInchNachos on 12/19/2011 @ 7:42pm
just needs a little elbow grease. 

by L.S.Erhardt on 12/19/2011 @ 7:45pm
That and plenty of tack welding.

by NineInchNachos on 12/19/2011 @ 7:55pm
maybe some marine grade rustoleum silver spraypaint

by Dave_L on 12/19/2011 @ 9:16pm
@R.R. - If I would have gone to a certain place tonight I might have run into someone who possibly might know who that someone is.  But none of that happened, so I'm of no use.  I could have scrounged-up the dollar, but no more. And I have nowhere to keep it and no time to work on it - story of my life.  And it's about 250' longer than my current rusty project. You know, this is right up the alley of Walter of USA of Yesterday on St. Helens.  This would look nice next to his Chris Craft, and he currently even has an Amphicar on the sales floor.

by NineInchNachos on 12/19/2011 @ 9:24pm
no doubt!

by NineInchNachos on 12/19/2011 @ 9:40pm

gotta go back in time..

by Dave_L on 12/19/2011 @ 11:44pm
More wishful speculation:  Return it to its Century 21 livery for the 50th anniversary of the Seattle World's Fair.www.ask.com/wiki/MV_Kalakala

I hope it really will get restored. It will be a really good ending to a great story of dreams and sacrifice.
I'm glad it was given a place to stay for this long. (There is almost a slight, tangential LeMay connection there.)
R.R. you didn't trade a Rodrigues Action Figure Tacomic for it did you?