Maritime Olympia and South Puget Sound

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This engaging pictorial history traces the evolution of South Puget Sound from the provider of rich resources for the First Nations to Olympia's role as an important international seaport. The estuary was named Puget's Sound after Lt. Peter Puget, of British captain George Vancouver's 1792 exploration of the region. The capital city of Olympia was a frequent stop for Mosquito Fleet steamers a century ago and has evolved into a major port for the worldwide export of timber. Today, people enjoy Olympia as a vibrant, modern seaport with many recreational opportunities.
ISBN: 9781467125352
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Washington
Series: Images of America
Images: 177
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Les Eldridge is coauthor of The Wilkes Expedition: Puget Sound and the Oregon Country, A History and has lectured widely on regional maritime history. He has also written five historical novels of the Civil War at sea. Eldridge is president of the South Sound Maritime Heritage Association. John W. Hough is a retired attorney and native of the Puget Sound region. He is the author of several articles on Pacific Northwest maritime history and is past president of the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society. Hough is an adjunct professor at a local university. This unique collection of images was carefully selected from the Washington State Archives, Port of Olympia, Olympia Tumwater Foundation, and from several private collections.
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