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Charles Wilkes and the Exploration of Inland Washington Waters: Journals from the Expedition of 1841 (Paperback)

Richard W. Blumenthal

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ISBN 10: 0786443162 / ISBN 13: 9780786443161
Edité par McFarland Co Inc, United States, 2009
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture souple
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Language: English . Brand New Book. A follow-up to The Early Exploration of Inland Washington Waters: Journals and Logs from Six Expeditions, 1786-1792 and 2007 s With Vancouver in Inland Washington Waters: Journals of 12 Crewmen, April - June 1792 , this book offers another significant addition to maritime history in the Pacific Northwest. It follows naval officer and explorer Charles Wilkes, an experienced nautical surveyor who led the Wilkes Expedition through the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Puget Sound, the Columbia River, and other inland Washington waters in 1841. Beginning his exploration at Discovery Bay 49 years to the day after George Vancouver s, Wilkes had the luxury of spending more time than Vancouver in inland Washington waters, utilizing more small boats and many more crewmen. This book includes the journals of Charles Wilkes and ten of his crewmen, including Augustus L. Case, George Colvocoresses, George T. Sinclair, and several other esteemed naval officers. Special attention is given to the many place names that Wilkes originated, several of which were created to honor members of the expedition team.The book also includes eighteen of the Wilkes Expedition s charts, the quality of which reflects the crew s careful attention to accuracy. Finally, it includes a complete muster list of the officers and crewmen attached to the Wilkes Expedition, featuring name, title, and, in most cases, a brief synopsis of the man s activity within the expedition. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780786443161

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Titre : Charles Wilkes and the Exploration of Inland...

Éditeur : McFarland Co Inc, United States

Date d'édition : 2009

Reliure : Paperback

Etat du livre :New

Edition : New..

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A follow-up to the editor's two previous collections of primary documents of maritime history in the Pacific Northwest, this book reproduces the journals and narratives of Charles Wilkes, an experienced nautical surveryor who led the U.S. Exploring Expedition through inland Washington waters in 1841, and ten of his crewmen. Special attention is given to the many placenames that Wilkes originated.

About the Author:

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.

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