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 January 3, 2017, the WA Board rescinded its approval to denial status.


Saturday, August 10, 2013

Kopuchuck State Park

Following my Rotary Club Talk in Gig Harbor I drove over to Kopuchuck State Park which over looks Cutts Island State Park. The Park Commissioners wanted me to consider this park as a Plan "B" in the event Cutts can not be used.

I hiked down to the water's edge to see the view of Cutts Island. This is my favorite view. Afterwards I spoke with the Ranger in charge of both parks.  Kopuchuck Park has more visitors than Cutts Island. This could definitely be a site. Ranger Dennis tells me there is a flat place on the top of the island on Cutts in which a memorial could be placed. There is a steep climb which might  limit the size of the project and the installation.

He also stated we could be thinking of becoming involved in the park's Virtual Geo-Cache program. Rather than finding a cache, one would find something on the reader board/memorial to verify the GPS finding. In the case of Cutts Island, perhaps the words Eating Crow, as Puget called Cutts Island, Crow Island for the plentiful supply of crow, which they shot, ate and enjoyed.

My next cruise will be back to Cutts Island and visit the inner parts of the island to determine a site.
Cutts Island off in the distance
A nice site for our Memorial

Kopuchuck State Park--Reader Board without a view of Cutts









































A remote Viewing Site--not frequented

Gig Harbor Rotary Meeting- Peter Puget Memorial Project

I have anticipated this talk for months now and on Friday 9 Aug at 0700 hrs I was attending my first Rotary Meeting with my Host Dick Vanberg. I have never seen so many happy people this early in the morning before in my life. They were such a friendly group that it seemed to quiet my nerves. I, too, was having as much fun as they were.

Dick and Jean Vanberg with Hira aka Peter Puget

































I had to make me a Peter Puget summer uniform as my fleece uniform would have way too hot. The talk went really well and it was well accepted. We now have many new "friends" to add to our list. Thank you Gig Harbor Rotary.