With Vancouver in Inland Washington Waters

With Vancouver in Inland Washington Waters

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Picking up the narrative from his earlier volume, The Early Exploration of Inland Washington Waters: Journals and Logs from Six Expeditions, 1786-1792, Richard Blumenthal once again offers the reader a fascinating, firsthand look at the Northwest's earliest maritime history. This volume reproduces twelve individual journals, each composed by one of George Vancouver's men as they explored the Washington area in 1792. Providing additional details of exploration in inland areas not previously described, it contains a record of Peter Puget's observations and explorations of Puget Sound and a detailed description of William Broughton's passage through San Juan Islands. These journals also provide detail regarding the day-to-day onboard activities of both officers and enlisted men. A brief biographical note is provided at the beginning of each man's journal.... at last the night being far advancd all idea of reaching the intended place this evening was given up aamp; we rowd in for the Starboard / shore aamp; went along it for some way before we could find a landing place to pitch our Tents aamp; kindle a fire on, anbsp;...

Title:With Vancouver in Inland Washington Waters
Author:Richard W. Blumenthal
Publisher:McFarland - 2007-01-05


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