Words, Writers & West Seattle: “Waterway: The Story of Seattle’s Locks and Ship Canal” by David B. Williams & Jennifer Ott

Friday, December 1, 2017
5:00 p.m.

Find out what drove Seattle’s civic leaders to pursue the dream of a Lake Washington Ship Canal

This Friday, December 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm at Barnes & Noble in Westwood Village!

Southwest Seattle Historical Society is proud to present David Williams & Jennifer Ott this Friday, December 1, 2017 with their book “Waterway: The Story of Seattle’s Locks and Ship Canal”.

Why does a city surrounded by water need another waterway? Find out what drove Seattle’s civic leaders to pursue the dream of a Lake Washington Ship Canal for more than sixty years and what role it has played in the region’s development over the past century. Historians Jennifer Ott and David B. Williams, author of Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography, explore how industry, transportation, and the very character of the city and surrounding region developed in response to the economic and environmental changes brought by Seattle’s canal and locks.


JOIN US for this monthly series that features recent books of writers connected to the Duwamish Peninsula.

The series takes place on the FIRST FRIDAY of every month at Barnes & Noble/Westwood Village, 2600 S.W. Barton St.

Admission and parking are FREE. Metro Rapid Ride C serves Westwood Village.

And there’s a bonus!
Through the Barnes & Noble Bookfair program, a percentage of proceeds from book sales and other purchases on the day of the event goes to the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.