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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Salish Sea

The Washington State Board of Geographic Names has agreed to formally consider adopting the name "Salish Sea" for the body of water comprised by Puget Sound, Georgia Strait, and Strait of Juan de Fuca.

The proposal has been around for a couple of decades; what's new is that the Board of Geographic Names is willing to consider it. Read about the present round of events in Knute Berger's article in Crosscut, Sea Change, and elsewhere (1)(2). There's a perfectly beautiful map at http://www.acadweb.wwu.edu/gis/maps/Freelan_SalishSea_150.pdf.

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