My dad was a season ticket holder of Seattle Seahawks home games when they began playing in 1976. As a benefit for the holders, the team sent a holiday card each December with a team photo.
This is the 1978 team photo of the Seahawks. In the background was the retired ferry MV KEHLOKEN. The team had their practice facility next to the Lake Washington Shipyard then.
This is a closer look at the KEHLOKEN as well as some of the players.
The KEHLOKEN as a background was included in the 1976 team photo. This would continue each year until she lost her upperworks in the fire. Decay of the ferry was seen in each year's team photo with her Main Deck eventually touching the water. The Seahawks eventually moved their equipment to other locations.
www.profootballhof.com/photos/356/2005/1/1/ This link has the 1976 team photo with the KEHLOKEN in the background. Docked next to her was the Canadian liner COQUITLAM (or a sister) with a new top installed. It is not known in my knowledge where she went afterwards.
How many WSFerries were completely lacking in outdoor space for passengers? My guess would be three.
You know...that's an interesting question. I'll assume you mean the fleet from '51?
I can only come up with those two. And that's assuming they didn't allow anyone up on the boat deck of the Crosline. I know they did on the Rosario, which would have been my other guess, but I have a photo (posted it, I think) with people sitting next to the smokestack on her.
Here's a photo from a scrapbook I acquired some time ago of the KEHLOKEN posing for a photographer sporting the CENTURY 21 banner on her side. This banner was installed to promote the 1962 Seattle World's Fair.
From my acquired collection, here are three photos taken by Mr Harre Demoro of the MV KEHLOKEN captured on July 12, 1970:
Tired, but decent looking, the KEHLOKEN prepares to take a load of cars on the Kingston run. She had lost her steering guides. Must be a warm day as the foot passenger boarding plank hatch was open. This run was years away from having foot passenger planks installed.
The KEHLOKEN as seen from the deck of the ILLAHEE at Edmonds.
Inside the KEHLOKEN on her Saloon Deck. While this area was a shelter deck aboard the KLAHANIE and CHETZEMOKA, it was semi-enclosed aboard the KEHLOKEN. There were sliding hatches at the sides for foot passenger planks. There was no hatches entering the main cabin from this area aboard the KEHLOKEN. Inside the grand lobby were benches for those who weren't interested in the scenery. Inside that glass windowed compartment was the dining area and galley. Past that at the other end would be a unisex lounge compartment. The enclosed compartments on the other side were for the men and ladies complete with their respective heads.
We get a closer look inside the grand lobby of the KEHLOKEN's Saloon Deck. It looked dark in there as it looks like the lights were turned off.
My layout of the KEHLOKEN's Saloon Deck. All bench seating, unless confirmed by the photo above, as well as the heads are estimated as well as a partial draft of the dining area. This may be updated if or whenever I get more interior photos of this deck.