Seattle Maps 16 & 17 – Puget Sound

Two fine images of Puget Sound that I came across the other day. Protection Island now has very few trees on it and is a good place to see puffins. Note on the lower map how far south Admiralty Inlet extends. This was the original boundaries as defined by Capt. George Vancouver, who named it in May 1792. (click on images for larger size)

Puget Sound from the North
Puget Sound from the North
Puget Sound turned sideways with north to the left
Puget Sound turned sideways with north to the left

Quote 4 – Perfect Network

“In 1792, 1793, and 1794, the celebrated English navigator Vancouver, being sent out by government, explored, surveyed, and sounded the Strait of Juan of Fuca, to the head of Puget’s Sound, and every mile of all the intricate windings of this coast. It may be said without exaggeration, that, in the world, there is not to be found a more extensive and complex system of internal navigation. The labyrinth of bays, sounds, inlets, creeks, and harbours,–promontories, islands, and land tongues, with the countless sinuosities of land and water, show it to be a perfect network.”

John Dunn, History of the Oregon Territory and British North-American Fur Trade with an Account of the Habits and Customs of the Principal Native Tribes on the Northern Continent, London, Edwards and Hughes, 1846, pg. 298