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

March 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-8

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UPDATE: This program will take place at Weter Hall 202, Seattle Pacific University.
Join local experts Carol 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, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Seattle Pacific University, Weter Hall, Room 202
3317 Fifth Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 United States
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