The large lock at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks is scheduled to close to all marine traffic from 9 a.m. on Monday, November 7, until 8 p.m., on Wednesday, November 23, for annual maintenance. The small lock will still be available for vessels less than 120 feet in length and 26 feet in width throughout […]
The Salmon Ladder at Ballard Locks has been quite busy over the past few weeks and has attracted visitors of all kinds. Salmon work their way up the fish ladder at the Chittenden Locks in Ballard on a recent day. (@Gilbertphoto) pic.twitter.com/Ky6BwRHVc2 — Seattle Times Photo (@SeaTimesPhoto) September 27, 2016 This sea lion was caught […]
It is hard to believe that one hundred years ago, on August 3, 1916, the first vessel officially locked thought the now famous Locks here in Ballard. Back in 1916, The U.S. Engineering Department workboat Orcas made trial lockages in the large lock in February and in the small lock in July, however, the informal opening celebration was […]
The WSDOT ferry Sealth passed through the Ballard Locks this morning en route to Lake Union for 9 weeks of repairs. The 90-car Issaquah Class Sealth was towed from Eagle harbor Maintenance Facility on Bainbridge Island, through Seattle’s Lake Washington Ship Canal, to Lake Union drydock for maintenance. Sealth is entering drydock where crews at Lake Union […]
Yesterday afternoon Ballard Locks visitors paid witness to a rare sight as a section of the old SR 520 Bridge floated past. Pontoon E from the old bridge was floated from Lake Washington to Lake Union and out through the Ballard Locks to its new home. Pontoon E is in the large lock as water is lowering. pic.twitter.com/Nql5PxJDpM — […]
Summer salmon viewing is in full swing in the underwater viewing area of the Salmon Ladder at Ballard Locks. Our news partners at The Seattle Times captured the images below over the weekend. Head to the Locks this summer and check out the view! Email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There has been talk on Twitter this afternoon about the link between a deceased whale currently being transported from the Vashon Island area and the grey whale who visited Ballard Locks earlier this month. Is gray whale found dead this morning near Vashon Is. the same undernourished one spotted earlier in Ballard Locks?https://t.co/NZj72lFMaI — KIRO […]
When a grey whale decides to visit a popular tourist spot on a sunny day, you can expect there are plenty of photos and videos to document the event. Have you ever seen a Whale Rainbow? It appears to be a GrayWhale at the Ballard Locks!#WhaleRainbow @KING5Seattle pic.twitter.com/7jKYZohuaB — 206SportsGuru (@hydro23) April 6, 2016 Saw […]
The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks small chamber will be closed to marine traffic next week from noon on Monday, March 14, through 5 p.m., on Friday, March 25. Crews will conduct maintenance and safety inspections during the small chamber closure. Foot traffic will not be affected and the large lock will continue around-the-clock operations for vessels. Lock […]
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials are starting Lake Washington’s annual summer refill operations today. Water managers are targeting a typical annual refill of the lake to elevation 22 feet with an interim target of 21.85 feet by May 1. Fill rates and target elevations vary through May based on conditions. Refilling the lake to 22 feet […]
A beaver was captured on video checking out the Ballard Locks yesterday. “I alerted the Locks crew, so they could help him get back into the water,” wrote James on Facebook. Did you spot the beaver? Email photos or videos to email@example.com Video and still courtesy of James Galasyn.
The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks large chamber is set to close to marine traffic from 9 a.m. November 10 to 5 p.m. December 2. Crews will be conducting maintenance and safety inspections during the large chamber pump out and closure. Foot traffic may occasionally be diverted or delayed for crane operations, but pedestrians will always be able to cross. […]