Proposed Memorials

The Current Projects October 2015

1. Steilacoom-3 sites:
Steilacoom Historical Museum Association-Voyage of Discovery
Pioneer Park- Historic Waters
Saltars Point Park- Crossroads of Discovery

2.. Vancouver Notch: Washington State Committee on Geographic Names Approved Proposal on October 23, 2015
On 1 December 2015, The Washington State Department of Natural Resources Board approved Vancouver Notch as an official name. The US Board on Geographic Names denied my Proposal based on new coordinates which put the feature in a Wilderness Area. January 3, 2017, the WA Board rescinded its approval to denial status.


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Another Curtiss Memorial

A couple of days ago I was driving south on I-5 to go to Shatoosh, my Albin 25. As I passed Camp Murray, a Tacoma National Guard Armory, the sun was shining and was beaming on the Minuteman, one of Gareth Curtiss' Memorials. I have passed this stretch millions of time, but today was my first sighting of this historic statue. The light on the patina was stunning. On my return trip I stopped to take a closer look.












































Maquette that Gareth gave me.
























The statue must be 8 feet tall, and is breath taking. The attention to detail is most noteworthy. I can't wait to see what Gareth has in his creative head and heart and know deep within my own heart, that future generations will come by boat and by car to view our Memorials to Lt. Peter Puget and they will stand in the sun and honor the man for whom the Sound was named.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Progress In The Making

Skip and I have been busy this past month. Skip is driving many miles from the Seattle area to the Capitol in Olympia daily to attend meetings, drum up support for the Project and to get endorsements. There are many spin off ideas that are being generated which are amazing.

The Association of Washington Generals and the NW Paralyzed Veterans of America have endorsed the Project, which is wonderful. Their generosity and support are greatly appreciated. See links to their web sites at the bottom of this blog.

I continue to promote the project along the waterfronts of Tacoma, Gig Harbor ad Olympia. The Tacoma Waterfront Assn has been most supportive and helpful, so much so, that I joined and I am attending their monthly meetings that are held in the beautiful Museum of Glass. In May I will be guest speaker, so I have been busy creating new flyers and power point programs. Museum of Glass

I met with Gareth who is the Project artist and by May we may be looking at new drawings and perhaps a maquette of one of the Memorials. I love being with Gareth as he is so creative. We stopped by one of his monuments at the Hawkes Prairie Inn at the entrance to Lacey. It is a soldier, wife and child.

The momentum is building and everyone who hears of the project is supportive and realize the importance of this project. Honoring Lt. Peter Puget and his exploration party is long overdue.