Cruising the Lakes

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The Islander was built in 1945 (primarily by women because so many men were off to war) to navigate the Great Lakes. In 1971 she sailed through the Panama Canal to the Pacific Northwest where she still cruises around lakes, though much smaller ones.

Here she is sailing from Lake Washington to Lake Union via the Ship Canal in Seattle, passing under the University Bridge. Photo taken from North Passage Point Park in July 2015. Posted for Cee’s B&W Challenge with the topic of things with engines or motors.

4 thoughts on “Cruising the Lakes

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    • I only did because I’d taken this photo at the park and then looked up info afterwards. She’s currently a party boat. People can rent her for any kind of party from a company Christmas cruise to weddings.


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