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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.

10 July 2017


The USCG Cutter patrolling the northernmost
US waters. This photo was taken in the summer 
of 1932 during a cruise in the Arctic.
Original photo from the archives of the S.P.H.S.©

Loaded with an unusually large cargo of freight,  
the cutter is shown as she left Seattle in May 1938,
for the Aleutian Islands and other Alaska points.
The NORTHLAND, under command of Capt. Zeusler,
was expected to continue the search for the Russian pilot,
Sigismund Levaneffsky and his crew, who disappeared the
previous August while attempting a transpolar flight from
Moscow to Fairbanks.
Original photo from the archives of the S.P.H.S.© 

1 comment:

  1. The Northland also served in the Atlantic off of Greenland.



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