Ferry Kalakala starts daily service between Seattle and Bremerton on July 3, 1935.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 2/21/2003
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 5261
On July 3, 1935, the ferry Kalakala starts daily service between Seattle and Bremerton. She begins at 6:30 a.m., and makes six round trips daily. Fares are 45 cents for passengers and $1.10 for cars and drivers.

Every evening at 8:30, the Kalakala leaves Seattle for a dance cruise that lasts until 12:30 a.m. The cost is one dollar to dance to Joe Bowen's orchestra, "The Flying Birds," named for the English translation of the Chinook word "Kalakala."


Sources: M.S. Kline and G.A. Bayless, Ferryboats: A Legend on Puget Sound (Seattle: Bayless Books, 1983), 229-247.

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