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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 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.


Cannoneers: John McGilcrist (L), College Place, 
and H. R. Jackson (R), from Kirkland.
Date 29 October 1955.
Photo by Larry Dion. 
These two cannon connoisseurs crouched in the lobby of the Benjamin Franklin Hotel, engrossed in a scale model of a Napoleonic cannon built by Howard Ferguson, Anacortes, and loaned for the exhibit to the Cannon Hunters Association of Seattle. The admirers were CHAOS officials who talked with pipe and cane forgotten. The oldest piece of some 30 on exhibit was a 1577 cannon dredged from the Hudson River and owned by H.W. McCurdy.
Seattle Times 29 Oct. 1955.

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