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Ship Canal Centennial Boat Parade

July 4, 1917 was the official opening day of the Ballard Locks in Seattle.  On that day one hundred years ago, the SS Roosevelt led a marine parade of commercial and pleasure craft through the ship canal into Lake Union. On … Continue reading

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Making the Cut: Centennial of Seattle’s Ship Canal

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 … Continue reading

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Herons in Seattle

What does a teenage Great Blue Heron look like?

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