Author Richard W. Blumenthal
Picking up the narrative from his earlier volume, The Early Exploration of Inland Washington Waters: Journals 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.