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History Café: Living with the Ship Canal

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The Environmental and Cultural Effects of Lowering Lake Washington

Join environmental historian Jennifer Ott and Muckleshoot Indian Tribe historian Warren King George for a panel discussion about the immediate, dramatic changes wrought by connecting Lake Washington and Puget Sound, including replumbing the watershed. Together we will reflect on the long term impact these changes have had on our local environment and people.

Copies of the newly released book Waterway: The Story of Seattle’s Locks and Ship Canal by David B. Williams and Jennifer Ott will be available for purchase in the museum store and the authors will be available for book signing.

A limited number of FM system and neck loop Assistive Listening Devices are available for this program. To reserve an ALS, please contact the Public Programs Department at

Location: MOHAI, South Lake Cafe

Cost: Free

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