|Title||Hiram Chittenden Locks under construction, 1916 |
|Photographer||Webster & Stevens |
|Caption||For years, there was no easy or cheap way to move logs, coal and other resources directly from the east side of Lake Washington to Elliott Bay. There were many plans and several attempts to build a canal via Lake Union. However, none was successful until the Lake Washington Ship Canal was built in 1911 to 1917.|
The Hiram Chittenden Locks are still a vital part of the canal's operation. They allow boats and ships from Lake Union and Lake Washington to be lowered to the level of Puget Sound. Those traveling the other way are raised to the level of the lakes.
This 1916 photo was taken while the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks were still under construction.
|Subjects||Locks (Hydraulic engineering); Canal construction; Hiram M. Chittenden Locks |
|Places||Seattle (Wash.); Lake Washington Ship Canal (Seattle, Wash.) |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1983.10.10086 |
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|Credit Line||PEMCO Webster & Stevens Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||PEMCO Webster & Stevens Collection |
|Physical Description||1 negative : glass, b&w; 8 x 10 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4. |
|Photographer's Reference Number||W&S 44, 420 |