FOLLOWUP: Former Matson Lurline leaves T-5 on last voyage

Thanks to Maggie for the tip: The long-laid-up cargo ship that was the latest Matson vessel to carry the name Lurline is off on its final voyage. From downtown, overlooking foggy Elliott Bay (photo at right), she spotted it being towed this morning from West Seattle’s Terminal 5, where it had arrived six weeks ago, as reported here, and we subsequently confirmed with the Port of Seattle that it had departed. It’s off to be scrapped. This report from last year says Matson has new vessels on order, including one that will be the sixth to carry the name Lurline.

4 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Former Matson Lurline leaves T-5 on last voyage"

  • Guy Olson February 15, 2017 (7:06 pm)

    I saw her being towed out today too. I paused for a moment to pay my respects. 

  • Paul February 16, 2017 (8:15 am)

    I grew up inHawaii and the Lurline (an earlier version) was a prominent part of our lives.

  • Bryan N February 16, 2017 (3:07 pm)

    She was actually alongside at the old T25, now part of T30. Having worked as a trucker in the port of Seattle the last 2.5 years, it’s definitely a different landscape with her gone. The Matson Consumer has taken over the berth now, only time will tell for how long. On a side note, her sister ship, the Matson Producer, has been alongside at APM Terminals in Tacoma for quite some time. 

    • WSB February 16, 2017 (3:17 pm)

      T-25 until about six weeks ago, then moved to T-5 (see our linked story) as final stop before the tow. Thanks!

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