I’m new to the blogging world but I thought I would give this a try and blog about my experiences volunteering for the Kalakala which is the Worlds first and only Art Deco streamline ferry.
My love for the Art Deco movement started with the artist Erte and his Alphabet and Numerical Suite, (The letter W). I saw it in an art gallery when I was with my mom in my teens. I thought it was the most beautiful “W” in the world. And with that my love for Art Deco began.
I have been a fan of the Kalakala for a very long time. I use to see it docked over by Ivars Salmon house on Lake Union. I always hoped that someone would buy it and fix her up. The only updates that I got about the Kalakala was from the news and it was never good news. The last update I had heard about her in the news was in March. It was about her sinking and taking on water.
Months later I decided to google the Kalakala and I found Kalakala.org. I was surprised to see that they were looking for volunteers to help out. I jumped at the chance and emailed Steve, the owner. It feels really good to actually be doing something to help the Kalakala instead of sitting back and reading about her in the news and hoping that she gets saved.
I have bad grammar and my writing skills are… well… it needs work but I hope that you, the reader enjoys my adventures in helping the Kalakala and hopefully you will get to experience through my blogs, the journey of getting her back onto Puget Sound.
🙂 Shawn Liu