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 January 3, 2017, the WA Board rescinded its approval to denial status.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Captain Vancouver Memorial Stone in Possession Sound is Found

The other day, my boating/ history buff side-kick, Too Tall Tom came to my rescue.
I have been looking for this monument for quite a while. See March 2014 posting.

He had located Captain Vancouver's Memorial Stone in Everett, WA. which commemorated the day he landed and took possession of all waters and land he had surveyed in April and May 1792. On King George III's birthday, June 4, 1792, Captain Vancouver, Lt. Broughton rowed ashore with several of the officers at 1 PM and in keeping with royal traditional, planted the British flag, fired off muskets from the Discovery. The men were served the best meal he could provide, an extra portion of grog and finally a day of rest for all the men, especially for the men of the oar.

He named all the waters north of 39 degrees, 20 minutes N, the Gulph(Gulf) of Georgia and the land southward, to 45 degrees N, New Georgia. This sound was named Possession Sound.

The Marcus Whitman Chapter of the DAR dedicated this monument.
It is located in the Grand Avenue Park, 1800 Grand Avenue, Everett, WA 98201
N 47° 59.633 W 122° 12.764

Erected June 4, 1915

Too Tall found it on a site: www.waymarking,com

I will have to get north and see it for myself. Thanks Too Tall for  finding this 99 year old monument. I wonder if they will re-dedicate it next June for its 100th Anniversary.

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