Ship Canal Centennial Boat Parade & Festival

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Date and Time: 
Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 10:00am
Start Location: 
Gas Works Park
1901 N Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103
Contact Information: 
Michael J Herschensohn
2064120702
Distance: 
15.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
0 feet
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Ride Description: 

 

On July 9, over 50 ships will re-enact the1917 inauguration of the Lake Washington Ship Canal and the boat parade led by the SS Theodore Roosevelt. We'll begin at Gas Works Park, ride to Shilshole to see the boats waiting below the Locks, and then follow them through the Hiram M. Chittendem Locks to South Lake Union Park where a small festival will mark the occasion. We'll stop along the way at strategically located view points to learn from interpreters the significance of the Locks and some of the important sites along the Canal such as Seattle Light's 1912 electric generating plant and Bill Boeing's first launch site.

Comments

HI - this will be my first ride with the Cascade Bicycle Club - and I'm super excited. I've read all the first time, newbie info on the website. This sounds like a really great ride - thanks to whomever for arranging this ride!

I ended up having to leave halfway through but would love to do another ride like this. Seems like it wouldn't have to be connected with a boat parade. Are there any planned for the future?

Baring that, are there any histroic walks in these neighborhoods? I only know about the Underground Tour.

Thanks!

Gas Works Park
1901 N Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103
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