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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.

02 January 2015

❖ SHELL MAKER DEPARTURE ❖

Stanley Pocock,
Coach of the UW Rowing Team

in this year of 1949.
Crop of a larger original photo
From the S.P.H.S.©

STANLEY R. POCOCK 1923-2014
Stanley Pocock, son of the famous George Pocock, learned the shell building craft from his father. Here he checked the width of one of the braces in the shell at the loft workshop.
      The life long Seattle resident was inducted into the National Rowing Hall of Fame in 1979. His father, George, was inducted in 1966.
      There is a Memorial Ceremony for his rowing friends on 3 January 2015 at the Conibear Boathouse on the UW Campus from 11-3.
      Some of the accomplishments of the legendary man and a farewell can be viewed here.
     

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