The Railroad Bridge opened up for an approaching boat at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks---almost always referred to as the Ballard Locks in Seattle. It was my first visit to a lock and I was amazed at how it worked---boats travel from the salty Puget sound to the fresh waters of Salmon Bay, Lake Union, Portage Bay, Lake Washington and vice-versa. The locks were originally built in 1911 for coal and timber transportation.
waiting for a safe passage
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