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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 700, 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.


1,2,3 September 1961,
McConnell Island, San Juan Archipelago, WA.
"A triumph" was the general opinion of the 2nd
steam launch meet by this enthusiastic group.
Photograph by Everett A. Arnes.
Click image to enlarge.
A photograph donated in the next century
by steamer Harry Hibbler.
Thank you, Mr. Hibbler.

Some of the identified participants in this photo are:

Robert H. Ellis, OCEANID, Shaw Island and Portland.

Bill Durham in black pants, with wife and two daughters.
Mildred Norway, sitting in plaid pants  & husband Bill Norway, Shaw Island.
Russ Hibbler, with the upturned hat.
Cliff Blackstaffe, Victoria, B.C.  
Ann Thompson
Roe (?) Windsor
Claire Tift, Chief Marine Engineer, Shaw Island. 
Stella Patty 
Malcolm "Coonie" Cameron, MAGGIE, Shaw Island.
Ivan Poutiatine, son-in-law of Malcolm. 
Alice & Bryan Fessenden, Shaw Island.

This photograph was published by Bill Durham in Steamboats and Modern Steam Launches newsletter Nov/Dec 1962 with the only identification being that of the photographer.

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