Preserving the History of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Seattle, Washington

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Monday, March 25, 2013

FOBL slideshow

We are adding a slideshow function to our blog in order to share images of the locks with the public. In the right column you can see a link for the slideshow. All photos are property of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and are used with their permission. So far we have scanned over 15,000 images from slides and photos which go back as far as the construction of the locks which began in 1911. In this launch of the slideshow we are including only a handful of images but this will soon increase. The locks were officially opened in 1917 and with the centennial rapidly approaching we are attempting to share the history and lore of the facility with all interested parties. As time permits we will be adding to and sorting the images to showcase different features of the locks such as commercial and pleasure craft, construction projects, fish and wildlife, and the Carl English Garden. As always we welcome any input and especially welcome those with an interest in the locks to spend some time with us as we work on various projects. If you're interested in volunteering please contact Susan Connole for further information.

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