Ferry Kalakala starts weekend excursion cruises between Seattle and Victoria, B.C., on June 15, 1945.

  • By Alan J. Stein
  • Posted 6/01/1999
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 1205

On June 15, 1945, the ferry Kalakala commences weekend excursion cruises between Seattle and Victoria, B.C. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, she leaves Seattle at 9 a.m. She makes a two-hour layover in Victoria, and arrives back in Seattle at 10:15 p.m.

It is noted that while traveling at full speeds on open water, the Kalakala's propensity for shaking diminishes somewhat.


M. S. Kline and G.A. Bayless, Ferryboats: A Legend on Puget Sound (Seattle: Bayless Books, 1983), 229-247. Also See: "Kalakala Will Go In Seattle-Victoria Run" The Marine Digest, June 16, 1945, p. 3.

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