The Big Lock In The Lack Washington Canal

The Big Lock In The Lack Washington Canal Seattle


Stock #: 43192
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: Seattle
State: Washington (WA)
County: King
Publisher: Lowman & Hanford Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The Lake Washington Canal connects Puget Sound with Lake Washington. The locks are located at salmon Bay. The large lock is 80 feet wide and 825 feet long. It is divided into two chambers 450 and 375 feet long respectively. The small lock which parallels the big one is 30 feet wide and 150 feet long. The large lock can be filled in eight minutes the small one in five. The canal cost the Federal government $2,275,000. The right of way cost Seattle and King County $4,550.000 excavation cost King county and the State $950,000.