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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 February 2015


Lydia Edes and Raymond W. Jewell, 
Aboard Brigantine YANKEE out of Gloucester.
Announcing wedding plans ashore 11 Dec. 1955
Original photo from the archives of S.P.H.S.

      On the YANKEE's sixth 18-month, round-the-world trip, Lydia Edes, of Plymouth, signed on as one of 21 crew members where she met Raymond W. Jewell, of Kirkland, WA, the cruise photographer. They were married in Plymouth, MA, in 1955.
Brigantine YANKEE, dated 1955.
The Johnsons left the newly weds behind the next year,

to sail their 7th and final circumnavigation.
Original photo from the archives of S.P.H.S.©

      Lydia was co-author with Johnson, of Yankee's People and Places, the story of the trip. Jewell (1928-2014) who changed his field of study to photography before he sailed with the YANKEE, under request of Johnson, transferring from pre-vet studies at WSU to earning a degree in Cinematography in southern CA. Jewell worked in Hollywood editing the 23,000 miles of film of the trip.
      According to The Seattle Times obituary for Mr. Jewell, they raised their family in Los Angeles, but kept strong ties to the Pacific Northwest.
      There is a short post about the Johnsons on this Log.

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