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Battle Of Bogie Bushes July 24, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 4:22 pm

 

 

Intriguing.  Where else but in Scotland.  My 15th Great Grandfather was killed in this battle where he was assisting his Boswell brother-in-law.  Maybe I should try to reread some of the Sir Walter Scott novels.  I found them tough going 65 years ago.  I wonder if I would feel differently knowing that some of my ancestors were involved.

 

Seattle Now & Then: Digging the Fremont Canal

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 3:50 pm

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THEN: This panorama could have used a tower (or drone) to better survey the size of the June 1, 191l, crowd gathered in Fremont/Ross to celebrate the beginning of construction on the Lake Washington Ship Canal. (Courtesy, Museum of History & Industry)THEN: This panorama could have used a tower (or drone) to better survey the size of the June 1, 191l, crowd gathered in Fremont/Ross to celebrate the beginning of construction on the Lake Washington Ship Canal. (Courtesy, Museum of History & Industry)

NOW: Although more than a century has passed, many of the structures showing in the 1911 panorama survive, including the front porch on the far left of both the ‘then’ and Jean Sherrard’s repeat. Blue reflections off the canal shine on the right. NOW: Although more than a century has passed, many of the structures showing in the 1911 panorama survive, including the front porch on the far left of both the ‘then’ and Jean Sherrard’s repeat. Blue reflections off the canal shine on the right.

I had been familiar with the right half of this panorama for nearly forty years, but beyond recognizing that Queen Anne Hill was on the right horizon, it continued to puzzle me.  Recently a studious friend, Ron Edge, while reviewing the Webster and Stevens Collection of historical Seattle subjects in the library of the Museum of History and Industry, found the…

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Sea Captains In The Family Tree

Filed under: Ancestors,Genealogy,Scotland,Sea Stories,Ship captains,Ships — Janet @ 3:18 pm

My 14th Great Grandfather Admiral Sir Andrew Wood, 1450-1515.  This is a replica of his ship.

Yellow Caravel Sir Andrew Wood's Ship  Yellow Caravel