Our next meeting is November 14th 2014, 7-9 PM at the Mountaineers Seattle Program Center, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 in the Cascade Room. You can RSVP through the form below, or through our Facebook page.
On June 9, 2014, divers and archaeologists recovered a large anchor from Admiralty Inlet off Whidbey Island. The anchor is a type known as an Old Admiralty Longshank anchor, a type used by Britain's Royal Navy in the 18th century. Historical research strongly indicates it is the stream anchor lost by the HMS Chatham on June 9, 1792, during Captain Vancouver's exploration of Puget Sound. How did it come to be in Admiralty Inlet, when conventional wisdom suggested it was in the Bellingham Channel? Avocational Historian Scott Grimm will tell the story of the anchor's discovery and the historical research indicating it is indeed the anchor lost by the Chatham 222 years ago!
COST: FREE to members, $10.00 to non-members, $5.00 for Students (please renew membership for 2014 and these programs at http://www.pnwas.org and now through PayPal)!
Refreshments provided (Please bring cookies/snacks to share with the beverages).
We look forward to seeing you there!