Hiram Chittenden Locks / Ballard Locks

Still in active use, the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (commonly called the Ballard Locks) were constructed in 1917 to allow ship access to coal mines and timber via Lake Washington, provide freshwater moorage for ships, and encourage industrial development of Lake Washington and Lake Union. Now a popular destination for visitors, the complex includes two large lock structures, fish passage, water level control structures, and a visitors’ center with excellent interpretation of the locks. These locks provide a strong, visitor-friendly example of the man-made modifications and civil engineering that shape our modern-day water highways.
Website: ballardlocks.org

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Address3015 NW 54th St
Zip code98107