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

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Roosevelt Returns to the Locks






One hundred years ago, the Ship Canal and Government Locks were officially opened and dedicated, with a days celebration marked by a parade of hundreds of boats led by the  steamer Roosevelt. For any of you who missed the event of July 4 1917, there's a second chance to see the historic ship on display at the Locks. Well, a model of the ship, anyway. After it's successful voyage with Admiral Peary in his polar expedition, it was sold and used as a tug on many world wide trips. Eventually, however, it was badly damaged and was beached to be left to the elements along the Panama Canal. Local craftsman, Clayton Naset, has spent months constructing a marvelous replica of the ship and it is on display in the Administration Building at the Locks, where it will reside for some time. Just another reason to visit the Chittenden Locks.







President's Day Weekend will also feature many other displays and information on activities and resources commemorating the Centennial Anniversary of this historic local waterway and you can find more information here at the Making the Cut's website.

http://makingthecut100.org/

Many of these projects are produced by members of the Making the Cut group, and funding and support has been provided by 4Culture.



Thursday, February 2, 2017

President's Day at the Locks




As part of the years centennial activities comemorating the completion of the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Chittenden Locks, there will be displays and performances open to the public free of charge from Saturday, Feb 18 through Monday, Feb. 20, between the hours of 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Check out the Administration Building for displays from HistoryLink.org, Friends of the Ballard Locks, Fremont Historical Society, and Rainier Historical Society

 In addition, Maritime Folknet is presenting a day of local musicians presenting original musical works on various aspects of this 100 year old project. This is a great chance to bring the family for an afternoon of entertainment and perhaps some local history mixed in for good measure. Starting time is noon on Sunday Feb. 19 and here's a link to their website for more info.

http://maritimefolknet.org/presidents-day-at-the-locks/

These activities are presented by Making The Cut, a group of organizations participating in Centennial events throughout the year. Here's a link to their website for more information and links.

Making The Cut

Much gratitude is due to 4Culture for grants enabling many of these activities and exhibitions.