Salmon Bay Marine Center
2284 W. Commodore Way, Seattle, WA 98199. Just 10 minutes from downtown Seattle.
47° 39.67 N, 122° 23.06 W
Directions By Land
Directions By Sea
The Ballard Locks
The Ballard (Hiram M. Chittenden) Locks separate saltwater Puget Sound from the
freshwater of Lake Union and Lake Washington
Entering The Ballard Ship Canal
Ballard Maritime History
Settled in 1880 by Scandinavian fishermen, Ballard remains home to the thriving North Pacific fishing fleet. These fishing vessels represent the diversity of our fishing industry, operating in some of the most demanding conditions at sea while catching halibut, crab, salmon, and more. To service these fishing vessels, Ballard has the largest concentration of marine repair facilities and manpower in the United States.