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    "Map of a part of the Territory of Washington to accompany report of Surveyor General"
    Creation Date: Sep. 20, 1855
    Catalog ID: 2014.0.79
    Call Number: MAPB/WT/1855.2
    survey map; "Map of a part of the Territory of Washington to accompany report of Surveyor General," James Tilton, Surveyor Generals Office, Olympia, Washington Territory, Sept. 20, 1855; The area of Washington Territory shown is from Fort Colville west to the Pacific Ocean, south to the Columbia River and north to the British Columbia border; reproduction, paper backed by linen. Series Number: Sen. Ex. Doc. N.I. 34 Cong. 1 Session Photo-duplication of original 1855 map. Map shows survey lines of Willamette Meridian, work under progress, and proposed to survey west of the meridian line. Map also shows Isaac Stevens' route for the Pacific Railroad, and the U.S. Military Road from Steilacoom to Wallawalla (sic). Forts, major rivers, major lakes, and towns are indicated. A red line has been drawn to the base map to mark a route across the Cascade Mountain Range ( through Naches Pass) from Walla Walla to Seattle.
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    Coast Guard Station, Port Angeles, Wn.
    Creation Date: May 12, 1937
    Catalog ID: C1992.1.12.4
    Aerial photograph showing the U.S. Coast Guard Station, Port Angeles, WA, Clallam County. It is at the end of a long spit of sand, the Ediz Hook. Driftwood is strewn above the high tide line all around the spit. A lighthouse, the Ediz Hook lighthouse, is at the end of the spit, and there is an enclosure with several small structures and a wharf. Leading away from the tip of the spit is a road, and there is a compound with two larger structures, and another wharf. The road then leads back to the mainland. Several other wharves and log rafts stretch along the spit on the inner side. The Port Angeles papermill can be seen at the end of the spit nearest the mainland. The city of Port Angeles is in the distance, with the Olympic Mountains as backdrop. Photo by 91st Observation Squadron, U.S. Army Air Corps, May 12, 1937. Etched into negative: (02-10L-15)(5-12-37-12A)(12-1000) Coast Guard Station, Port Angeles, Wn. Stamped on reverse: Official photograph/Air Corps - U.S. Army/91st Observation Squadron/Fort Lewis, Washington
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    Port Williams Wn.
    Creation Date: ca. 1912
    Catalog ID: 2003.32.39
    Call Number: 2003.32.39
    Black and white elevated postcard photo of a pier at Port Williams, Clallam County, WA, extending into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, ca. 1912. A small steamship is at the dock, and the S.S. Whatcom is in the distance. Morris Moen collection
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    [Port Angeles, WA]
    Creation Date: 1908
    Catalog ID: 2003.32.17
    Call Number: 2003.32.17
    Photo showing Port Angeles, WA, with the Strait of Juan de Fuca in the foreground, a distant, large masted ship close to the faintly visible shoreline in mid photo, and the Olympic Mountain Range in the background. Postcard. C.E. Fulmer, photographer. Morris Moen collection
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    S.S. Princess Victoria passing Pt. Townsend harbor
    Creation Date: ca. 1915
    Catalog ID: 2017.33.113
    Call Number: 2017.33.113
    S.S. Princess Victoria passing Port Townsend harbor. Princess Victoria ran on the Victoria-Vancouver-Seattle route. Postcard. P.M. Richardson, photographer, ca. 1915. Robin Paterson Collection
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    The Vancouver Island pilot, containing sailing directions for the coasts of Vancouver Island, and part of British Columbia
    Creation Date: 1864
    Catalog ID: 2001.142.26
    Call Number: 971.1/G798v/1864
    ix, [1], 270 p., 1 l. incl. tables; 24 cm.; Addenda slips inserted; Includes index; Area described includes Cape Flattery (Neah Bay), Port Angeles, Dungeness and San Juan Islands in Washington Terr.
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    "A Chart Showing the Coast of N. W. America"
    Creation Date: ca. 1798
    Catalog ID: 1911.5.4
    Plate from the Atlas to Vancouver's Voyages (1798) containing proof plates in various states. A Chart showing the Coast of Northwest America, including insert maps showing the Entrance to the Columbia River, Grays Harbor, and Port Discovery. The atlas itself is bound in red leather with gold trim. Marbled paper on inside of covers; gilt fore edge.
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    Sekiu - Wash
    Creation Date: ca. 1960
    Catalog ID: 1990.82.4402
    Call Number: 1990.82.4402
    Black and white, distant, elevated safety film negative image looking over industrial buildings in Sekiu, Clallam County, WA in the lower foreground, to Clallam Bay across image center, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca in the background, ca. 1960. Log ponds are visible in Clallam Bay. The shoreline curves from image center left, and the land projects into image center background. A few buildings are near the elevated shoreline.
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    "Map of Puget Sound Country"
    Creation Date: 1910
    Catalog ID: 2014.126.8
    Call Number: MAPC/WW/PS/1910
    "Map of Puget Sound Country," published by the Clason Map Company, Denver, Colorado, 1910; prominent red text at upper left corner of map reads: "Compliments of Charles Somers Company, Alaska Building, Seattle, Farms, Lands, Water frontages, Country, City and Suburban Homes Correspondence Invited." Geographic area shown includes most of western Washington east to the Cascade Mountain Range, and the Olympic Peninsula, from the Canadian border to southwest Washington. The the southern portion of Vancouver Island, British Columbia (Victoria) is also included. Grays Harbor County is identified as Chehalis County (the name changed in 1915). The Columbia River is not shown. Coastal profile, county and international boundaries, towns, railroad lines, Indian reservations, and major bodies of water are shown. Bodies of water are colored blue and county and international boundaries red. A panoramic photographic view of the Seattle waterfront is located on the lower map edge.
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    Reconnaissance of Washington Sound and Approaches Washington Territory
    Creation Date: 1862
    Catalog ID: 1998.91.2.26
    Call Number: MAPC/WT/PS/1862
    United States Coast Survey, marine navigation map (# 27) of Washington Sound, west to Port Angeles, south to Whidbey Island, and north to Vancouver Island (Nanaimo) / Fraser River, B.C., dated 1862. The area includes the Strait of Juan De Fuca, and islands in the Gulf of Georgia and the northern Puget Sound. Coastal contours, depth readings, shoreline development, towns, Indian villages, and Hudson Bay Company forts are shown. Smaller insert map of Admiralty Inlet and Puget Sound, dated 1858, is located at upper left corner of map. Small tide table providing tidal ranges at Port Townsend and Semiahmoo is present at lower left map corner.