The Story of Seattle's Locks and Ship Canal

David B. Williams, Jennifer Ott, and Staff of HistoryLink

  • $24.95 paperback (9781933245430) Add to Cart
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  • Published: June 2017
  • Subject Listing: Pacific Northwest / History; Nature and Environment
  • Bibliographic information: 176 pp., 160 illus., 9 x 10 in.
  • Territorial rights: World Rights
  • Distributed for: HistoryLink
  • Contents

Why does a city surrounded by water need another waterway? Find out what drove Seattle's civic leaders to pursue the dream of a Lake Washington Ship Canal for more than sixty years and what role it has played in the region's development over the past century. Historians Jennifer Ott and David B. Williams, author of Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle's Topography, explore how industry, transportation, and the very character of the city and surrounding region developed in response to the economic and environmental changes brought by Seattle's canal and locks.