The Big Dig Hiram M Chittenden Locks

Seattle, Washington

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Built in the early 1900s, this enormous undertaking gave the burgeoning city longed-for access to freshwater lakes from salty Puget Sound. The locks (there’s a small and a large one, their use dependent on the amount and size of boat traffic) are a pair of chambers used to raise or, in the opposite direction, lower boats from sea level to lake level. The canal links Salmon Bay, just east of here, with Lake Union at the Fremont Cut, and Lake Union with Lake Washington at the Montlake Cut near the University of Washington. The Corps also maintains these locations.
Nature in the City: Seattle

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Nature in the City: Seattle

by Maria Dolan & Kathryn True (The Mountaineers Books)

Built in the early 1900s, this enormous undertaking gave the burgeoning city longed-for access to freshwater lakes from salty Puget Sound. The locks (there’s a small and a large one, their use dependent on the amount and size of boat traffic) are a pair of chambers used to raise or, in the opposite direction, lower boats from sea level to lake level.

The canal links Salmon Bay, just east of here, with Lake Union at the Fremont Cut, and Lake Union with Lake Washington at the Montlake Cut near the University of Washington. The Corps also maintains these locations.

©  Maria Dolan & Kathryn True/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Nature Trips
Nearby City: Seattle
Distance: 1
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Season: Year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to The Big Dig: Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

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