Archives Spotlight: Washington native Bing Crosby’s hit single “Black Ball Ferry Line” in 1951

Archives Spotlight: Washington native Bing Crosby’s hit single “Black Ball Ferry Line” in 1951

Last week we watched a little history. This week we’ll listen. Bing Crosby, who was born in Tacoma and raised in Spokane, teamed up with the Andrews Sisters in 1951 to sing an ode to the Puget Sound ferry system.

Have a listen:

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  1. Just rode the Blackball Ferry line to Victoria BC and they still play this song twice each ride in 2019! It’s amazing to hear Bing coming out of the ferry speakers! Wonder how many thousands of times this song has been played on that fairy line?

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