Greetings,

Most readers are aware that FHL has been connected for over a century with marine biological and oceanographic work in the San Juan Islands. Fewer may know that there has been almost a century of geological work done here too, most of it with UW connections. I asked Darrel Cowan, a UW Geology professor who has been working here for many years, to tell us some background on an exceptional map he donated to FHL; it is framed and hanging in the Commons. I encourage all to come admire it, and to read its history below! Many of the publications Darrel describes are also in the FHL library.

Best,
Dr. Megan Dethier
FHL Interim Director

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