• Creator
  • Department of the Treasury. Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation. Seattle (Washington) Field Office. 1936-7/16/1946; Department of Transportation. U.S. Coast Guard. Thirteenth Coast Guard District. 4/1/1967-3/1/2003
  • Created Date
  • 1934-03-15
  • Description
  • The Kalakala was constructed in 1926 as Peralta for the Key System's ferry service on San Francisco Bay. On 6 May 1933 Peralta burned as a result of an arson fire at the terminal where she was moored, resulting in the complete destruction of her superstructure. The hull was still intact and on 12 October 1933 the vessel was sold to the Puget Sound Navigation Company (PSNC), also known by its marketing name, the Black Ball Line. PSNC funded a r... more
    The Kalakala was constructed in 1926 as Peralta for the Key System's ferry service on San Francisco Bay. On 6 May 1933 Peralta burned as a result of an arson fire at the terminal where she was moored, resulting in the complete destruction of her superstructure. The hull was still intact and on 12 October 1933 the vessel was sold to the Puget Sound Navigation Company (PSNC), also known by its marketing name, the Black Ball Line. PSNC funded a refit to restore the vessel as a ferry with a unique streamlined superstructure, art deco styling, and luxurious amenities. The Kalakala operated on Puget Sound from 1935 until her retirement in 1967. After her retirement in 1967, the vessel was sold to a seafood processing company and towed to Alaska to work as a factory ship. less
  • Rights
  • Unrestricted