We lunched at our favorite Indian Restaurant and then Jane took me to visit the new Gig Harbor History Museum, as she had gifted me a a fundraiser brick with my name on it, as well as, Sabra and Shatoosh.
This summer as I bring Shatoosh into the lower Sound from the Pacific Ocean, we will enter Gig Harbor, just as I had done with Sabra, in 1982. Jane had the foresight about a year ago to do this and is my birthday present for my 68th, which is coming just around the corner. I was so touched when she was telling me; that it brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful friend and a wonderful gesture of honoring me and my boats, as part of the maritime history of Gig Harbor.
The museum is a beautiful tribute to the long maritime history of the harbor. After Lt. Peter Puget entered Gig Harbor and explored the South Sound in 1792, Captain Vancouver, named the Sound, Puget. A name, that has stood the test of time, but has been recently changed to the Salish Sea, to honor the Salish Indians who lived in the Pacific North West.
I look forward to returning to this delightful harbor in Shatoosh and bringing all my crew to visit the museum. Thank you Jane, for this wonderful gift.