Seattle Washington Star Legend Historic Ballard Locks Transit – Windstar Cruises ship Star Legend historic transit at the Ballard Locks (see video below), also known as Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, in Seattle, Washington on Wednesday, June 27 2018 on the way to Alaska.
The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, or Ballard Locks, is a complex of locks at the west end of Salmon Bay, in Seattle, Washington’s Lake Washington Ship Canal, between the neighborhoods of Ballard to the north and Magnolia to the south.
The Ballard Locks are adjacent to the Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Gardens. They are also next to the Lake Washington Ship Canal Fish Ladder.
The Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Gardens are botanical gardens located on the grounds of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks at 3015 NW 54th Street, Seattle, Washington. They are open daily 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. without charge.
The Ballard Locks carry more boat traffic than any other lock in the US, and the Locks, along with the fish ladder and the surrounding Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Gardens attract more than one million visitors annually, making it one of Seattle’s top tourist attractions.
The first ship passed through the Locks on August 3, 1916.
Video:Star Legend Ballard Locks Seattle Washington