Sunday, June 5, 2011

Seafaring Sunday: Puget Sound

June 4, 1792: Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound in the modern state of Washington for Great Britain, naming it after Lieutenant Peter Puget.

Header: Statue of George Vancouver in Vancouver, B.C.  (go Bruins, by the way)


Timmy! said...

Ahoy, Pauline! And I'm sure the Native Americans were all down with that... Nice look by George too.

just saying

The Bruins better win the next two (at least) or I'm afraid they are done like dinner.

Pauline said...

Ahoy, Timmy! Oh sure; no problem with the locals doubtless.

And yeah; um... Go Bruins?

Mick said...

Were there any legendary Privateers in the Puget Sound I would like to rearch them for a story?

Pauline said...

Ahoy, Mick! I am not familiar with any privateers along the sound but my friend Blue Lou, who lives and teaches in the area, may be able to give you more information: