The Hiram Chittenden Locks in Ballard have been operational for nearly 100 years. I have been visiting them since I was seven years old; a couple of times I was able to go through them on boats. Watching the salmon is one of my favorite activities there.
Here are eighteen different photographs of the location, from seventeen different sources. It was a great experience putting these together in the same blog post, because I was able to see this one location from so many different perspectives. I think this collection captures the facility quite well.
All photos here are in Creative Commons.
Circa 1920 - UW Digital Collections
Circa 1917 - IMLS DCC
About the Hiram Chittenden Locks
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