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

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Seal Rescue

During the emptying of the large lock, a seal remained in the chamber. Before the work could start on the maintenance of the lock, the seal would have to be caught and released in the sound. Here are a few pics of the process which had a happy conclusion even if the process was somewhat stressful for all involved. Thanks to the Corps employees for posting the pics on their blog site.

Army Corps of Engineers Chittenden Locks Facebook Page
Harbor seal netted

Ready to start the removal.

The seal gets a ride.

The seal gets a birds eye view.
The large lock minus boats water and seal.

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