Sail on the Virginia V to celebrate the Fremont Bridge, the Ship Canal and Ballard Locks. Dates: Sunday, July 10th, and Sunday, August 14th, 1 pm to 3:30 pm. Cost: $15 (14 and under are free!) More information and ticket purchase here. 

The Virginia V - courtesy MOHAI
The Virginia V – courtesy MOHAI

Summer 2016 begins a year-long centennial celebration of the completion of the Lake Washington Ship Canal, the Ballard Locks and the Fremont Bridge! Hop on board the historic SS Virginia V for a journey through the Ballard Locks. On board, discover the history and legacy of this engineering achievement through stories and hands-on activities lead by Friends of the Ballard Locks and Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) educators. A selection of drinks and chips will be available for purchase on board the vessel or feel free to bring food. Cash and cards accepted. The cruise leaves from the Historic Ships Wharf, Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N. 98109 (south end of Lake Union, near MOHAI). The route goes from Lake Union along the Ship Canal with great views of Fremont from the water, through the Ballard Locks and back.  The event is a partnership between the Virginia V and Friends of the Ballard Locks with the generous support from 4 Culture.4Culture_blk_nobackground