• Created Date
  • 1895
  • Description
  • Eugene Semple, former governor of Washington Territory, devised a plan in the early 1890s to build a canal between Elliott Bay and Lake Washington across the tideflats and through Beacon Hill. Material from the excavated waterway was to be used to fill the tideflats. Even though he found backing for his company, the Lake Washington Waterway Co., his projects were never completed.Caption on image: Seattle and Lake Washington waterway. Discharge... more
    Eugene Semple, former governor of Washington Territory, devised a plan in the early 1890s to build a canal between Elliott Bay and Lake Washington across the tideflats and through Beacon Hill. Material from the excavated waterway was to be used to fill the tideflats. Even though he found backing for his company, the Lake Washington Waterway Co., his projects were never completed.Caption on image: Seattle and Lake Washington waterway. Discharge pipe of bowers dredge 'Anaconda' delivering first material on the embankment, July Twenty-ninth, Eighteen hundred and ninety-five.PH Coll 334. Kirk D 1. less
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  • Photograph
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    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x512 ppi. 2000