Views of Kirkland: Remembering the MV Kirkland

The MV Kirkland as seen from Marina Park, May 16, 2009.

Every now and then we like to go back through our photo collection and see what was happening in the past. We are particularly fond of this photo of the MV Kirkland docked in Moss Bay.

From Wikipedia:

The MV Kirkland is a former car ferry with a unique Pacific Northwest history. Originally known as the Tourist II, is a 1924 wooden-hulled car ferry that has served passengers all over the Pacific Northwest. Originally, it took passengers across the Columbia River, with a dock in Astoria, Oregon. Currently, it serves as a tour boat for Argosy Cruises on Lake Washington, near Seattle. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places...

Early morning, August 28, 2010. the vessel caught fire while docked at its Kirkland, Washington pier. The fire was confined to the engine room.[3] Firefighters were quoted as saying everything below deck was "toast". The Boat was moved from Lake Washington during the morning of August 31, 2010 - by the Tug "Dixie"—part of the Fremont Tug Company.

August 28, 2010, the day MV Kirkland caught fire.

August 28, 2010, the day MV Kirkland caught fire.