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Waterway: The Story of Seattle’s Locks and Ship Canal

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On July 4, 1917, amid much fanfare and over 60 years of planning, the Lake Washington Ship Canal opened to the public. Join co-authors Jennifer Ott (HistoryLink Historian) and David B. Williams (author of Seattle Walks) as they share stories of Waterway. Learn how industry, transportation, and the very character of the city and surrounding region developed in response to the economic and environmental changes brought about by Seattle’s canal and locks.

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

Cost: $15 general public / $10 members

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