By Richard W. Blumenthal
A follow-up to 2004's The Early Exploration of Inland Washington Waters: Journals and Logs from Six Expeditions, 1786-1792 and 2007's With Vancouver in Inland Washington Waters: Journals of 12 Crewmen, April-June 1792, this booklet deals one other major addition to maritime heritage within the Pacific Northwest. It follows naval officer and explorer Charles Wilkes, an skilled nautical surveyor who led the Wilkes excursion in the course of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Puget Sound, the Columbia River, and different inland Washington waters in 1841. This ebook comprises the journals of Charles Wilkes and ten of his crewmen, together with Augustus L. Case, George Colvocoresses, George T. Sinclair, and different esteemed naval officials. particular awareness is given to the numerous position names that Wilkes originated. The e-book additionally contains eighteen of the Wilkes Expedition's charts, the standard of which displays the crew's cautious consciousness to accuracy. ultimately, it contains a entire muster record of the officials and crewmen connected to the Wilkes day trip, that includes identify, identify, and, mostly, a short synopsis of the man's job in the excursion.