|Title||Sailboats in Montlake Cut on Seattle Yacht Club opening day, Seattle, May 1941 |
|Caption||The Montlake Bridge was the last of four bascule bridges to be built across the Lake Washington Ship Canal. It opened for traffic in June 1925. Like the Fremont, University, and Ballard bascule bridges, the Montlake Bridge has huge counterweights which lift the spans.|
In this 1941 photo, taken on Opening Day of the boating season, the Montlake Bridge is open to allow the boats to pass through the cut. The Seattle Yacht Club has organized this boat parade since its inception in the early 1900s.
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Yacht Club opening.|
Handwritten on sleeve: Seattle - bridges - Montlake - open (showing boats going through).
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): July 22, 1941.
|Subjects||Sailboats--Washington (State)--Seattle; Drawbridges--Washington (State)--Seattle; Canals--Washington (State)--Seattle; Montlake Bridge (Seattle, Wash.); Lake Washington Ship Canal (Seattle, Wash.) |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Montlake (Seattle, Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||PI20639 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 safety film negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from print made from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |