Tag Archives: Captain George Vancouver

This Vivisection of Desolation

Christian Gronau

Christian Gronau and Aileen Douglas study this panorama every day. Our second slideshow presentation explores the many moods of Desolation Sound, the most beautiful marine park in all of creation. Captain George Vancouver named this place in 1792, but never saw the Sound like we do. Click on first image, then fullscreen, play, and pause if you want a closer look.  by […]

The Naming Nightmare

Norm Gibbons

Feature image above by Christian Gronau ============================ In Passage to Juneau, Jonathan Raban comments on why Captain George Vancouver – one of Britain’s greatest explorers, navigators and map makers – fabricated such a colossal misrepresentation of a renowned inland sea considered today the most beautiful marine park in all of creation: “The turbulence and disorder of this place brought […]