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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 650, 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.

03 April 2016


Auxiliary steel, full-rigged, sail training ship.
7" x 9" original photo from the archives of the S.P.H.S.©
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The stately Danish square-rigger DANMARK, was built in 1932 for the Danish ministery of Shipping and Fisheries for use as a training ship. 
      She visited Seattle on a training cruise in 1946, mooring at Pier 54 on the central waterfront and causing considerable tourist traffic for the month of December.
Downtown Seattle, WA. 
at a familiar landmark on shore.
Original photo from the archives of S.P.H.S.©

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