With Vancouver in Inland Washington Waters

Journals of 12 Crewmen, April–June 1792

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About the Book

Picking up the narrative from his earlier volume, The Early Exploration of Inland Washington Waters: Journals and Logs from Six Expeditions, 1786–1792, Richard Blumenthal once again offers the reader a fascinating, firsthand look at the Northwest’s earliest maritime history. This volume reproduces twelve individual journals, each composed by one of George Vancouver’s men as they explored the Washington area in 1792. Providing additional details of exploration in inland areas not previously described, it contains a record of Peter Puget’s observations and explorations of Puget Sound and a detailed description of William Broughton’s passage through San Juan Islands. These journals also provide detail regarding the day-to-day onboard activities of both officers and enlisted men. A brief biographical note is provided at the beginning of each man’s journal.

About the Author(s)

Richard W. Blumenthal’s first nautical experience was with an eight foot homemade dingy. After a 30 year career with phone company US West, he has devoted his energies to researching the early exploration of inland Washington water and investigating himself the Puget Sound aboard his forty-four foot Hatteras. He lives in Bellevue, Washington.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Richard W. Blumenthal
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 238
Bibliographic Info: maps, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2007
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2669-0
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8254-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1
Charts      5
1. Peter Puget      11
2. Archibald Menzies      53
3. James Johnstone      96
4. William Robert Broughton      109
5. Joseph Baker      140
6. Zac. Mudge      154
7. John A. Browne      165
8. Spelman Swaine      171
9. Thomas Manby      177
10. James Hanson      197
11. Unsigned Journal      205
12. Thomas Heddington      214
Bibliography      223
Index      227

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “A fascinating, firsthand look at some of the Northwest’s earliest maritime history”—Sailing Magazine
  • “Should serve as inspiration to learn more about Vancouver” —The Northern Mariner/Le Marin du Word.