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Joseph Baker by Robert C. Wing - Washington State Historical Society

Joseph Baker by Robert C. Wing

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Joseph Baker by Robert C. Wing

"For those interested in the early maritime exploration of coastal Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska, the story of Joseph Baker, for whom Mt. Baker was named, provides and important addition to the record of Pacific Northwest History. Baker was the Senior Lieutenant on Vancouver's ship Discovery for much of the 1791-1795 exxploration, and was in command of that ship during the final leg of the voyage.  Bust Baker's most important contribution to the legacy of the voyage was as the cartographer.  Based on the field surveys by several fellow officers, he prepared the first continuous set of charts covering over 40000 miles of coastline from a point south of San Diego, California to the upper reaches of Cook Inlet, Alaska."


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