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The Lake Washington Ship Canal and Locks: Overlooked Stories from around the Lake, moderated by David B. Williams

March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-8

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Join local experts Cathy Arnold, Sarah Frederick, and Sarah Samson as they discuss how lowering the lake altered the shoreline and the people who inhabited it.



  • Carol Arnold, President of Friends of the Yesler Swamp, will discuss the curious history of the town of Yesler and the restoration work at Yesler Swamp.
  •  Sarah Frederick, Collections Manager at the Eastside Heritage Center, will discuss the Mercer Slough and Hewitt-Lea Lumber, a company ruined by the new lake level.
  •  Sarah Samson, Curator of Collections & Exhibitions at Renton History Museum, will discuss the death of the Black River, Lake Washington’s original outlet.
  •  David B. Williams, author of Too High and Too Steep, will be the panel moderator.


March 23
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Seattle Pacific University, Ames Library
3226 Sixth Avenue West
Seattle, 98119 United States
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