Join Boyd Pratt, Doug McCutchen, of the San Juan County Land Bank, and Mike Vouri for this evening of viewing 1890's images of the San Juan Islands by the U.S. Coast Survey’s John Gilbert.
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.