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 January 3, 2017, the WA Board rescinded its approval to denial status.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, September 12, 2013

Cutts Island State Park

22, 23 August 2013

I make a quick trip to Cutts Island to look closer at Memorial sites. Site possibilities are limited to say the least. The upper levels of the flat top section of the island are reached by a slippery steep trail head coming off the beach. The trail which leads to the upper section has poison oak. While some people do make it to the top, most stay on the low tide beaches. At the highest of tides there is a small portion at the North side that never goes under water. Here the park has signage for no fires and seal habitat. There is another post cemented into the shore which does not have a sign. Perhaps this can be used? Installation has its own set of problems; beaching a work boat, carrying water for cementing posts, vandalism is a concern as there is little park ranger visitations to the island. In speaking with several island visitors, they all say in spite of a no fires sign, fires do exist on a regular basis.
Minus tide showing the northern land spit reaching to Raft Island.

High bluff on south side
North side is possible site

This post is above high water mark.

Possible site

Trailhead to Flat top section of island

Sand spit leading to signage(white)