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HMS Discovery & Chatham Becalmed in Rosario Strait – June 9, 1792

  HMS Discovery & Chatham Becalmed in Rosario Strait  – June 9, 1792      During the summer of 1792, Captain George Vancouver was moving his two vessels up through northern Puget Sound while conducting his extensive survey of the Northwest coast of America. His flagship HMS Discovery and tender Chatham had anchored, for the night of June 8th, off the southeast… read more

Capt. Gray’s Ship Columbia Crossing the Bar – May 11, 1792

Capt. Gray’s Ship Columbia Crossing the Bar  – May 11, 1792      On May 11, 1792, Captain Robert Gray sailed his ship Columbia Rediviva into the mouth of the “Great River of the West”. Since the Columbia was the first large vessel to enter the river, Gray named the river Columbia after his ship.      My… read more

H.M. Armed Tender Chatham Entering Cattle Pass – May 18, 1792

  H.M. Armed Tender Chatham Entering Cattle Pass – May 18, 1792                The brig Chatham’s commander, Lieutenant William Broughton, sails her through the pass between San Juan Island and Lopez Island to begin the first written survey of the San Juan Islands. The cutter, under Chatham’s master, James Johnstone, is leading… read more

Columbia Meets HMS Discovery & Chatham – April 29, 1792

  Capt. Robert Gray’s ship Columbia meeting Capt. George Vancouver’s ships HMS Discovery and Chatham off the Northwest coast of America – April 29, 1792      The fur-trading ship Columbia Rediviva of Boston commanded by Captain Robert Gray is shown approaching the Northwest coast south of Cape Flattery.  Columbia had spent the night sailing out to sea… read more


Welcome to the official Steve Mayo Art website. Prints and originals are available for purchase now.   Please enter your email address in the “JOIN MY ART GROUP” box on the Home Page (bottom left) to be added to our mailing list. We would like to update you on Steve Mayo prints and new originals for… read more