• American Camp parade ground looking west

    San Juan Island

    National Historical Park Washington

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RMLI Garrison_pre_1867
The Royal Marines gathered in formation to pose for the above photograph sometime in the early 1860's. The marines came from all corners of the British Isles, but the majority were from the West Country giving onto the Atlantic Ocean.
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Capt. Geoffrey Phipps Hornby, RN

Capt. Geoffrey Phipps Hornby of HMS Tribune refused Governor James Douglas’s orders to land Royal Marines on San Juan Island realizing that his opposite, Capt. George Pickett, would open fire. The policy of the Royal Navy was only to fire if fired upon. More...