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

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

2013 Large Lock Inspection

The large will be closed to boat traffic from Nov. 5, 2013 until Nov. 20, 2013 so that the lock can be inspected and maintenance performed as necessary. The small lock is still operating for smaller vessels. Even though you won't be able to watch the large vessels locking through, It is still worth a trip to see and appreciate the enormity of this site.

The large lock almost emptied.

Here is a link to a previous post describing the process and with pictures taken during the closing

2012 post of large lock inspection