{seattle} the locks

August 1, 2015

Since we didn’t rent a car or anything while in Seattle, we had to rely on the public transportation. It’s a good thing Seattle has such great public transportation. It’s also thanks to the bus system and smart Google Maps that we were able to make our way out to the Hiram M. Chittenden (or Ballard) Locks in the north part of the city. These locks opened in the early 1900s and allow ships to navigate between Puget Sound and the Ship Canal, which connects eastward to Lake Union and Lake Washington. It’s also where salt water meets fresh water.

When these Locks were designed, salmon numbers weren’t low yet, but due to the some forward thinking, a fish ladder had already been put into place. Visitors can see the ladder both from above and through glass panels below the water line. Since we weren’t in Seattle during the time which many salmon varieties were swimming upstream, we only saw two stragglers swimming their very hardest.

Read about more Seattle adventures here:
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A locked Seattle photo adventure:

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One Response to “{seattle} the locks”

  1. annalice said

    what a successful bus trip, so proud of us!

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