In 2016-2017 we have observed the hundredth anniversary of Seattle’s ship canal which spans the city and joins its freshwater Lakes Union and Washington to the saltwater Puget Sound. This year as part of the Making the Cut 100 centennial project, a wonderful series of documentary films was produced. You are cordially invited to join filmmaker Vaun Raymond and Waterway book authors Jennifer Ott and David B. Williams for the public premiere of the documentary film “Seattle’s Waterway to the World.”
WHEN: Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm
WHERE: Ballard Locks Visitor Center
After the film a “behind-the-scenes” featurette will be shown about the making of the fifteen-episode film series “Legacy of the Locks & Lake Washington Ship Canal.”
Following the film there will be a Q&A session. Books will be available, and Jennifer Ott and David B. Williams will be signing copies of “Waterway: The Story of Seattle’s Locks and Ship Canal.”
As the summer draws to a close this event is an opportunity for all of us to look back on what we accomplished during the centennial year. It has been a fantastic learning experience. Those of us who research and write neighborhood history will continue to benefit from the insights into Seattle history which we have gained through the ship canal centennial project.
All of the documentary films of the ship canal centennial are posted on YouTube. Check the webpage of David B. Williams for more ship canal info and book talks for Waterway, along with co-author Jennifer Ott. More activities to learn about the ship canal are posted on the Friends of the Ballard Locks blog and Facebook pages.