Making the Cut is a group of organizations, institutions, and individuals working to commemorate the centennial of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, the Lake Washington Ship Canal, and the lowering of Lake Washington. Join us for a series of centennial events, exhibits, installations, and public programs in 2016 and 2017!

Centennial Events

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Shoreline Historical Museum Exhibit — High and Dry: The Lowering of Lake Washington and its Effects

Mon. July 10, 2017 - Mon. April 23, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm

Through research and photographs, the Shoreline Historical Museum’s exhibit will explore the “before” and “after” of the lowering of Lake….

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Author Talk: Waterway – The Story of Seattle’s Locks and Ship Canal

Sun. November 12, 2017 - Sun. November 12, 2017
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Why does a city surrounded by water need another waterway? Find out what drove Seattle’s civic leaders to pursue the….

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Author Talk: How Many Islands?

Sat. December 02, 2017 - Sat. December 02, 2017
10:30am - 12:00pm

What happened to the Eastside when the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Locks were completed, and Lake Washington’s water level….

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