Seattle Aquarium Slideshow, Part 3: From World War Shipping to a World-Class Aquarium, 1941-present

  • Posted 1/22/2005
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One solution was to place a planned "undersea" viewing dome in its own tank. Although visitors may think they have descended beneath Elliott Bay's waves, they are actually poised above within in a concrete and glass bubble submerged in a large circular basin.

A second boost was received in realization of Seattle City Council Member George Benson's dream of a "Waterfront Streetcar" service, shown here in front of the Seattle Aquarium on its inaugural run in May 1982.

This is Part 3 of a three-part slideshow photo essay on the history of the Seattle Aquarium and its neighborhood beginning in 1841 through the present day. Part 3 continues the story from the beginning of World War II (1941) to the present. Curated by Paul Dorpat. Edited by Walt Crowley. Presented by the Seattle Aquarium Society.


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