The Peter Puget Memorial Project is excited to report The Steilacoom Historical Museum Association (SHMA) revealed its new, beautiful, outdoor historical signages this month. This includes a special new tribute to Lt Peter Puget's Exploration of the South Sound which was part of Captain Vancouver's Voyage of Discovery in May 1792. From its vantage point of the outside deck one has sweeping western views of Carr Inlet, Balch Passage, Fox, McNeil, and Anderson Islands. Steve Mayo, a Bellingham, WA artist, who is famous for his Voyage of Discovery paintings, created this watercolor in 1979 which depicts the HMS Discovery and HMS Chatham anchored off Restoration Point, Bainbridge Island with Puget's small boats exploring. If you have never been to the museum or Steilacoom, make it a must place to see this summer. You'll be happy you did. www.steilacoomhistorical.org
I'd like to thank Skip Dreps and the Burien NW Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America-NWPVA for their support in managing our fund raising monies. The monies the Puget Project collected were donated to SHMA for their Puget Memorial.
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 January 3, 2017, the WA Board rescinded its approval to denial status.