|THE ROOSEVELT leading the parade the next year, for|
the official opening of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
4 July 1917
Photo from the archives of the Saltwater People Historical Society©
A historical display from Rainier Valley and Fremont Historical Societies, History Link, and Friends of the Ballard Locks was open for viewing.
The Ballard Locks, one hundred years later, are the most heavily used locks in the entire US with more than 49,000 transits in a given year.
Of the 200 boats in the 1917 parade, only two are known to still be afloat. To see more about the parade leader please click here.
One of the large vessels that was a participant in the parade was being built on Orcas Island and finished just in time to sail down for the party in 1917.
|Launched 7 June 1917|
Here comes the SANWAN as part of the big parade
on 4 July 1917
through Montlake Cut, on the Lake Washington Ship Canal.
Photograph from the archives of the Saltwater People Historical Society©