Nearly 50,000 vessels lock through the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard, with many of the Alaskan fishing fleet docking at Fishermen’s Terminal. This episode is about the terminal and the fleet's boats that come through the locks all year long.
At the Chittenden Locks, locally known as the Ballard Locks, we see many boats and ships coming through every day. Many are visiting one of the shipyards along the Lake Washington Ship Canal, where they get re-fitted and repaired. As part of our centennial, we teamed up with a local film teacher and his students to tell stories about our history and impact on Seattle.