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San Juan Archipelago, 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 750, 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.


Top photo by James A. Turner, of Seattle, WA.

Both originals from the archives of the S.P.H.S.©
The sternwheel steamer TOURIST, a relic of steamboat days on Puget Sound, belonging to the Puget Sound Navigation Company's fleet, was in Friday Harbor Friday. The vessel had a shipment from Tacoma, of dairy feeds for the San Juan Agricultural Company.
Text from The Friday Harbor Journal. 12 September 1929

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