Making the Cut: Centennial of Seattle’s Ship Canal

The Lake Washington Ship Canal crosses the City of Seattle like a waistline. The Locks (at Ballard) prevent fresh and salt water from mixing.

Seattle’s Ship Canal crosses the city like a waistline, joining the freshwater Lake Washington to the waters of Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean beyond.  The building of the Ship Canal in 1911-1917 was one of the biggest events in the history and development of Seattle, creating economic opportunities and advantages for maritime and for industries of all kinds.

The 2016-2017 centennial year of the Lake Washington Ship Canal and the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (Ballard Locks) is being celebrated with a wonderful series of events and historic research projects.  A special website, Making the Cut, features all the historic info and event announcements commemorating the Ship Canal Centennial.

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Seattle Blogs in 2016

Throughout the year 2016 I have enjoyed reading Seattle bloggers’ perspectives of life in the city as portrayed through photos, sketches and writings.

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Home for the Holidays

This gallery contains 4 photos.

Originally posted on Shelf Talk:
Have you ever wanted to explore the history behind some of Seattle’s unique bungalow homes? This month we launched a new digital collection featuring the iconic Bungalow Magazine that lets you do just that. Bungalow…

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Fun Free First Thursday

Some Seattle museums offer free admission on the first Thursday of every month.  On the Free First Thursday of December 1, 2016, a trip to museums in downtown Seattle offers the additional delight of viewing holiday-season decorations in nearby hotels and stores.

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Growler Guys Opens Today

Saturday, November 19th at 5 PM is the long-awaited opening of the Growler Guys at 8500 Lake City Way NE.  This site on Wedgwood’s western edge was once part of a cluster of road houses along the highway.

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The History of Wedgwood’s Neighborhood Pubs

The Wedgwood neighborhood’s two pubs, the Wedgwood Ale House and the Fiddler’s Inn, anchor the business intersections of NE 85th and 95th Streets along the main arterial of 35th Avenue NE.  The story of the founding of each tavern in the 1930s reflects the growth and development of the Wedgwood neighborhood.  Today, the word “pub” is often used to indicate the expansion of the menu with meals as well as drinks, and activity programs of music, watching sports on TV, or special events such as a trivia contest.

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Traditional Halloween Trick-or-Treat in Wedgwood

The Wedgwood neighborhood teems with young families.  At Halloween 2016 kids will be out in costumed festivity for the traditional trick-or-treat in Wedgwood’s business district along 35th Ave NE.

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