The six-deck Star Legend is believed to be the largest cruise ship to travel through the Ballard Locks and the century-old Lake Washington Ship Canal.

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The Star Legend, a Windstar Cruises vessel, is believed to be the largest cruise ship ever to transit the Ballard Locks and the century-old Lake Washington Ship Canal. It did so on Wednesday, then sailed on to Lake Union on a day off between cruises. The Star Legend carries 212 passengers and 153 crew and is 440 feet long with a beam of 63 feet. The ship had about 8 feet to spare on each side as it entered the Ballard Locks. It weighs 9,975 gross registered tons and has six passenger decks.