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 January 3, 2017, the WA Board rescinded its approval to denial status.


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A New Peter Puget Historic Marker in Mud Bay, Eld Inlet

I am sending congratulations to the Thurston County Historical Commission  for their recent commissioned Peter Puget Historical Marker in Mud Bay, Eld Inlet. I learned of their great accomplishment on 13 Jan 2014 when I met Dale R. Croes at the Capital Museum in Olympia. He directed the project for the TCHC. I am really excited about their historic marker in Eld Inlet. People around Puget Sound are finding properties which can be used. Their project expands my dream of seeing Puget honored deep into the South Sound. Lt Peter Puget and his exploration party of 20 are finally getting the recognition that is due them. Great work Thurston County Historical Commission.













Low Tide at Mud Bay


















Yesterday I could not wait to visit the Memorial in Mud Bay. Peter Puget called Eld Inlet, Friendly Inlet. He visited the Indian village on 26 May 1792. They have done a beautiful job incorporating some narrative from Lt. Puget's journal, the route he took, and photographs of paintings by John Horton and sketches by crew. Interestingly, Dale Croes, an archaeologist who also partnered with the Squaxin Tribe to an archaeological dig in this area. They were able to find numerous items from the Indian Village. You might be interested in viewing these sites.
 Working at the Mud Bay Wet Site 
squaxinislandmuseum.org