Centennial Celebration at the Ballard Locks

May 9, 2017


On May 21st we will be part of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks Centennial Celebration.


Construction of the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks was completed in 1917 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Connecting the waters of Lake Washington, Lake Union, and Salmon Bay to the tidal waters of Puget Sound, the canal and locks allow recreational and commercial vessels to travel to the docks and warehouses of Seattle's busy fresh water harbor.


The grounds feature a visitors center and the Carl S. English, Jr. Botanical Gardens.

 

Carl English was heavily involved with the Northwestern chapter and was chapter president from 1945-46. We have inherited many of his botanical slides, including the one above.


Steve Munro is the contact for information on setup and displays and if you are interested, please contact Steve.

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