Our Daily Sykes #280 – Colman Dock & Kalakala 1953

This look down on Colman Dock and the "silver slug" bobbing at its water end is another of the several looks all ways that Horace took during his 1953 pedestrian visit to the Alaskan Way Viaduct before it was opened to traffic. And here I notice directly below on Alaskan Way my first car, a Ford (in the deep shadow of Pier 51), and one of those lower-powered Nash models that resembled an inverted bathtub. But then for some so did the Kalakala. We may have printed this Sykes Kodachrome earlier on this blog in another context, and now I have thought of it. This scene is also included in the attached Pictorial History of the Seattle Waterfront. (Click to Enlarge)

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