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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.


Lew Dodd in his dinghy with the Navy tug behind
with their Coon Island friends the Tuller's
steaming up in the rear.
Ashore on Yellow Island, WA.
"The winter of 1946-1947, Lew and Tib Dodd spent harvesting cedars on the Grindstone Bay, Orcas Island property. Lew formed a triangle boom using three 70-ft boomsticks toggled together. He towed all the lumber for the house over to Yellow Island using a Navy tug with his "one lunger" bringing up the stern. It was the beginning of an incredible project. All the materials for the cabin were scavenged or beachcombed. Lew spent a total of $400 for the cabin. "Windows and nails don't seem to float up on Yellow's beaches!"
Dodd family notes shared with web admin.

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