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Lake Union, Seattle

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Lake Union is a freshwater lake entirely within the Seattle, Washington city limits and a major portion of the Lake Washington Ship Canal. Its easternmost point is the Ship Canal Bridge, which carries Interstate 5 over the eastern arm of the lake and separates Lake Union from Portage Bay. Lake Union is the namesake of the neighborhoods located on its east and west shores: Eastlake and Westlake, respectively. The northern shore of the lake is home to Gas Works Park. Notable features of the southern portion of the lake—collectively known as the South Lake Union district—include Lake Union Park, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), and the Center for Wooden Boats.The George Washington Memorial "Aurora" Bridge carries State Route 99 over the western arm of Lake Union. The Aurora Bridge is so named because it carries Aurora Ave N down the western side of the lake. Lake Union's westernmost point can be considered the Fremont Cut, which is located just east of the Aurora Bridge and is spanned by the Fremont Bridge. The Fremont Bridge carries Fremont Ave N between the neighborhoods of Fremont and Queen Anne and separates Lake Union from the rest of the Lake Washington Ship Canal to the west.
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  • The lake is next to the place where we live and its wonderful to see the views name it anytime of the year. During the Christmas time you can get a chance to see the decorated boats in night. The view...  more »
  • Lake Union is a must visit when you're in Seattle. The Lake, Wooden Boats, a museum, sea planes, lots of boats on the lake, many places to eat, and much more. Definitely make time for a visit.  more »
  • Really sweeping vistas and sunshine, and he looked beaten after leaving the yacht on the beauty of nature and stay for a while, watching the distant downtown is a wonderful place where you can take a picture of
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  • Fabulous, clean and warm home!. Convenient to all Seattle has to offer and full of all amenities needed. Would definitely stay again and bring visiting family and friends. The home is spacious and well lit with a beautiful scenic private roof deck and small terrace off the kitchen. Kitchen and bathroom are large and modern. The houseboat has large windows and privacy but allows to take in the views. There is a tv, games, all personal needs, fireplace, and more. 2 large bedrooms that are comfortable and spacious. You don't feel like your on a houseboat because of the space and light. Fantastic time!!
  • Beautiful lake to hangout with friends on a sunny summers day.
  • There are many beautiful boat tours of lake Union, as well as fun trails for the adventures hikers or joggers, by boat or trail there is plenty to see and much history to be leaned along the way
  • Sleepless in Seattle houseboat is docked here. The sight of Mr. Boeing's first flight was on this lake commemorated with a small plack. Many interesting houseboats. I saw people kayaking, sailing, in a hot tub boat seems like plenty to do.
  • Beatiful lake with plenty of water sport rentals near by.
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