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Pioneers of the Ship Canal: Thomas Mercer & Harvey Pike
Pioneers of the Ship Canal: Thomas Mercer & Harvey Pike
6/27/201710:14

During the first two decades of Seattle's history, two men stand out as the true pioneers of what we now call the Lake Washington Ship Canal. In this mini-documentary, hosted by local historian Jules James, actors re-create the contributions of Thomas Mercer and Harvey Pike.

This video is part of a series of short documentaries produced by Vaun Raymond for the centennial of the Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks and Lake Washington Ship Canal.

See other stories in this series:

Seattle's Waterway to the World

A Glass Half Full: Native Americans & The Ship Canal

Shipyards & Boatyards of the Ship Canal

Legacy of the Locks & Lake Washington Ship Canal: Centennial Kickoff

Underground Tour of the Ballard Locks Pump Plant

Drawbridges of the Ship Canal

Fremont Bridge Hard Hat Tour

Halibut Schooner Vansee: Underway from the Locks for a Century

Nordic Roots of the Ballard Locks & Ship Canal

Making the Cut: Centennial Exhibit at the University of Washington

Fishermen's Terminal: Home Port on the Ship Canal

Chittenden & The Corps

Salmon in the City

Recreational Boating on the Lake Washington Ship Canal

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