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The Seattle Sketcher

An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

Category: Lakes


May 24, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Seattle’s most hidden lake

Sketched May 16, 2012 [Click to enlarge] I drove and walked around this small lake in North Seattle several times before finally finding the slice of shoreline that is open to the public. Haller Lake is certainly a hidden lake, and for those who are lucky enough to live around it, a true oasis of…


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August 19, 2011 at 6:45 PM

From fishing boats to a community that floats

Sketched Aug. 3, 11:01 a.m. To understand the recent transformation of this shoreline on the east side of Lake Union, you have to go back to 2002. That’s when Wards Cove Packing Co. closed its salmon operations in Alaska and decided to turn its headquarters along Fairview Avenue East into a mixed-used waterfront community. For decades, fishermen…


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July 22, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Calm before the show

Sketched July 13, 12:04 p.m. Little kids maneuvered flat-bottom sailboats on the calm waters of Lake Washington where adults will be powering thundering hydros in just two weeks. The scene I stumbled upon at Sayres Pits was low key, but just as mesmerizing as the high-octane Seafair hydroplane race and air show that will attract thousands…


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January 28, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Nearly diving for treasure

Sketched Jan. 25, 12:29 p.m. I’ve seen people combing beaches with metal detectors, but never in the water — let alone in January. Fit with waders and using equipment worth more than $1,200, Stan Schumacher and his friend Martin Peterson were focused on their search when I spotted them in Lake Washington just off Madison Park this…


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