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English Camp Historical Images
Capt. George Bazalgette
Capt. George Bazalgette, a veteran of the Second Opium War, was the Royal Marine Camp's first commandant.
The Royal Marine Vegetable Garden, 1860
The Royal Marine vegetable garden, probably in the spring of 1860. In the background the Commissary (storehouse) is already complete, while another structure is underway.
A View of Garrison Bay
This contemporary painting by E. P. Bedwell shows Garrison Bay before 1867.
Another Bay View of English Camp
Another bay view of English Camp taken post-1867.
The Royal Marine Garrison, pre-1867
The garrison taken in front of their barracks before 1867.
The Royal Marine Camp, 1866
This folk-style painting depicts the camp in 1866.
The Royal Marine Camp from the Dock
The Royal Marine Camp from the dock.
The Royal Marine Camp, 1860
This image was sketched probably in the summer of 1860 while the camp was being built. The enlisted men were still sleeping in bell tents.
A View of English Camp by E.L. Porcher
An 1868 view of English Camp by E.L. Porcher, who then a junior officer aboard HMS Sparrowhawk.
English Barracks During the Crook Era
A view of the Royal Marine Barracks in the early 1860's.
Checking the Cistern
The Royal Marine Barracks around the turn of the 19th-20th century. The woman plumbing the cistern is presumed to be Mary Crook, the wife of William Crook, who claimed the camp site in 1876 under the Homestead Act.
Plan of Enlisted Barracks and Parade
Plan of enlisted barracks and parade ground done by Capt. Robert Parsons of the Royal Engineers. The Privates Mess on right was later expanded into the barracks that still stands at English Camp.
1875 U.S. Army Map of English Camp
U.S. Army map of English Camp done in 1875 prior to the public auction of buildings.
Chart of Roche Harbour and English Camp
Chart of Roche Harbour and English Camp done by the British Boundary Survey in the 1860's.
Map of San Juan Island and Military Camps
Map of San Juan Island and military camps done by Capt. James Prevost of HMS Satellite. The numbers represent potential British camp sites.
Last updated: August 1, 2014