Thu, Mar 4 from 6pm - 7pm

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Few engineering projects have shaped Seattle as much as the construction of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Ship Canal. Nor do many have as many false starts, political shenanigans, and chaotic history. In this talk based on David B. Williams' co-authored history of the canal and locks, Waterway (which was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award), Williams shares the far-reaching social, economic, and environmental impacts of the canal’s construction and operation.

Photo Credit: Bursting the cofferdam at Montlake, August 1916. Photo used courtesy Museum of History and Industry.