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A Kirkland citizen committee and the Kirkland Heritage Society are working with the city to restore our historic ferry clock to its original design. We hope to have the clock project finished by the end of the year so we need your help NOW to make that happen.

The clock-at the corner of Kirkland Avenue and Lake Street was given to the people of Kirkland in 1935 by the Lake Washington Ferries’ Capt. John Anderson. The clock has suffered the ravages of time over the past 77 years and we need to raise $9,000 to professionally restore it to its original condition. When completed it will boast its original light globes, illuminated ferry arrow and the original ferry schedule that were removed over the years.

So far we have collected $6,500 toward our goal. Contributions have ranged from $5-$500. The clock itself is currently undergoing its restoration. The clock pole has a big “fund raising thermometer” on it right now, so you can track the progress.

If all of us could donate to the project we could reach our goal in no time. We would greatly appreciate your support in preserving this important piece of Kirkland history. There will be a public ceremony dedicating the new clock when it is completed.

To donate by credit card please visit our website: www.kirklandheritage.org or mail a check to: KHS-ferry clock, 203 Market St., Kirkland, WA 98033. Donations are tax deductible and eligible for matching funds. Thank you very much.

Historic Clock Committee, Loita Hawkinson, Bob Burke, Matt McCauley, Mark Padgett, Vince Isaacson and Sue Contreras

 

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