"Of all national assets, archives are the most precious:
they are the gift of one generation to another,
and the extent of our care of them marks the
extent of our civilization." Arthur Doughty.

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San Juan Islands, Washington State, United States
A society formed in 2009 for the purpose of collecting, preserving, celebrating, and disseminating the maritime history of the San Juan Islands and northern Puget Sound area. Check this log for tales from out-of-print publications as well as from members and friends. There are circa 500, often long entries, on a broad range of maritime topics; there are search aids at the bottom of the log. Please ask for permission to use any photo posted on this site. Thank you.

14 June 2014


Flag factory, 1913.
The Byron Collection, Museum of the City of New York©
Postcard from the archives of the S. P. H. S.
"American Camp where troops were stationed 
on San Juan Island, during the border dispute with Britain.
This sketch by an unknown artist was reproduced from a copy 
in the B. C. Archives, Victoria, B. C." 
Photo with inscription from the archives of the S. P. H. S.

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