Miles Lost Miles Gained

Art and science combine to virtually restore lost rivers through digital maps, sculpture and intersecting tales of ecosystem destruction and restoration.

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Historic River Mile Markers of the Duwamish and Black Rivers

Historic Duwamish River mile marker as measured upstream from river mouth of the West distributary channel as surveyed by Corps of Engineers in 1898. River mouth was reported to have shifted to west side of what is now Harbor Island due to development of the tidelands.

Historic Duwamish River mile marker as measured upstream from river mouth of the East distributary channel as surveyed by the USC&GS in 1875. This is the same locatation as the mouth of Duwamish River in the A. Koch birds eye map of 1891.

Black River Mile marker, measured from confluence of White and Duwamish Rivers, following location of river shown on 1907 Corps of Engineers surveys.

Old confluence of Cedar and Black Rivers.

Old Lake Washington Outlet.

The Miles Lost/Miles Gained project is funded in part by a Preservation Special Projects grant and King County Lodging Tax, with technical assistance from the U.W. Puget Sound River History Project and the Burke Museum Waterlines Project.

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Puget Sound River History Project