Sunday, September 24, 2017

Monday Mural

I'm linking up at Monday Mural hosted by Oakland Daily Photo.

September 2017 - Port Angeles WA
Whether you are departing or arriving in Port Angeles from or to Victoria BC you must stop and see the murals located within walking distance of the ferry.

This mural was painted in the summer of 1995 and depicts the Kalakala, a well known and one of a kind ferry boat which for many years did summer runs from Port Angeles to Victoria , B.C. It was mainly stationed in Seattle and was one of the main attractions in Seattle before the construction of the Space Needle.

The Kalakala was built in the early 1930's and designed by Boeing who gave the boat its futuristic Buck Rogers appearance. Retired in 1973 and moved to Alaska where it became a fish processing plant it was left to decay on dry land until 1998 when the Kalakala Foundation in Seattle managed to get it afloat and bring it back to Seattle. Now this legendary ferry is being repaired and will once again be an attraction in Seattle.

The children hanging out on the ledge in front of the scene are dressed in present day clothing. The idea was to make them look as if they are sitting in front of the mural instead of part of it.

This mural shows details of the town in 1914. The painting shows the citizens elevating all of the Port Angeles buildings and streets during an intense, six month project in 1914 to eliminate the constant flooding.

Alpine Life in the Olympics - Olympic National Park


  1. ...that looked like a floating Airstream.

  2. What? Elevating all the streets and buildings? Wow. Sounds like something a lot of coastal towns need to do! I love the mural though.

  3. Wow! that's quite a collection from Port Angeles.
    Nice learning bout the Kalakala. Interesting shape and design, thanks to Boeing.
    Nice to know that it was once a big attraction, as it should be.

    Thank you for all that history, Jackie.

  4. Buck Rogers is right on. Art Deco as futuristic. Too cool to permit it to rust and disintegrate. Love the idea that it will once again it will serve the public. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.


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