Proposed Memorials

The Completed Projects 2017-2018

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 January 3, 2017, the WA Board rescinded its approval to denial status.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.

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