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Courtesy of Royal BC Museum | Licence: All Rights Reserved

[Roche Harbour, San Juan Island 1861: N.W. America Headquarters Of The Royal Marines]

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Part of Archives paintings, drawings, and prints collection

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Courtesy of Royal BC Museum

From the Watercolour World

Location

Roche Harbor, Washington State, USA

Country

Medium

Tww Comment

British Marines quarried and processed limestone at or near Roche Harbor. After the territorial dispute was settled in 1872 in favor of the United States, the land encompassing Roche Harbor was homesteaded.