Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Ballard Locks

The Ballard Locks are formally named the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, but nobody actually calls them that.

Boats cross the locks between the salty Puget Sound and the fresh Ship Canal. When you visit, you can also see a fish ladder and botanical garden.
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We had fun seeing the locks in action. It's an interesting system. You can learn more about the Ballard Locks here.


  1. I love this! When I lived in Seattle, we would go here frequently. Thanks for the memories :)

  2. Is it weird that I would love to see a fish ladder?

  3. Beautiful flowers! And, I like the fish ladder too.

  4. amazing photo of that passion flower.

  5. first thought that popped in my head: "why are they called locks?"

    thanks for posting the sign that explained it. heh.


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