The Big Dig Hiram M Chittenden Locks

Seattle, Washington 98199

The Big Dig Hiram M Chittenden Locks

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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."

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Trail Information

Seattle
Nearby City
1
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Year-round
Season

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Jul 2018