Thursday, November 2, 7:00 PM
The challenge of getting Newcastle coal to Elliott Bay inspired early Seattleites to envision a canal connecting Lake Washington to Puget Sound but it would take 63
years for the vision to become reality. Join us to hear Jennifer Ott, Ott, co-author with
David B. Williams of Waterway: The Story of Seattle's Locks and Ship Canal, share
some of the stories they uncovered in their research about the decades of false starts,
political shenanigans, and far-reaching social, economic, and environmental impacts of
the canal's construction and operation.
In partnership with 4Culture and the Mercer Island Historical Society.