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Mapping the San Juans Redux

Join Boyd Pratt, Doug McCutchen, and Mike Vouri for a reprise and update of their evening of viewing 1890s images of the San Juan Islands by the U.S. Coast Survey’s John Gilbert, contrasted with photographs taken from the same perspective today. Vouri will open the discussion with a look at the first survey of the islands by the Coast Survey’s naval assistant, Lt. Cmdr. James Alden, and surveyor and map maker George Davidson operating from the U.S. Coast Steamer Active from 1853-1860. Pratt will follow with insights on Gilbert’s land-use T-sheets. McCutchen will then present a series of slides that capture from the same perspective today the sites of Gilbert’s images.

Please contact Mike Vouri at 360.378.2240, ext. 2227 or email Mike_Vouri@nps.gov for more information.

San Juan Island Grange, San Juan Island: 7pm to 8:30pm

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