original photo from S.P.H.S.©
Later I waded out to 'it', the owner, a Mr. Broom, sailmaker of Seattle emerged from his tilted cabin. He had come in at high tide after dark last night and anchored close to shore.
He got away all right about 1:30 PM and headed straight for home through Cattle Pass. He was from Port Madison, Bainbridge Island, and had come up to see Bob Schoen and Miles McCoy––boatmen all.
I launched the canoe to see him shake the boat out of the mud and then I paddled for nearly 4 hours to Hicks Bay, across to Lopez, up the coast past Odlin Park nearly to Upright Head and thence home."
Sunday, 23 July 1961.
Daily diary entry written by Erret Graham (1877-1974.)
Engineer, SJ County Surveyor who arrived in retirement with his Old Town Canoe, to embark on his 2nd career in 1941.
His canoe, a gift to Saltwater People Historical Society from Louise Thomas, is being restored for the collection.