Puget, Peter
b. 1765
d. 1822-10-31
Peter Puget, after whom Puget Sound, Puget Bluff, and Puget Cove are named, was a British naval officer. He joined the Royal Navy in 1778, and in 1783 he met Captain George Vancouver while assigned to the HMS Europa in the West Indies.1 Puget was 2nd lieutenant to Vancouver on board the Discovery during Vancouver's explorations of the West Coast in 1792, and was later promoted to 1st lieutenant.2 Vancouver named Puget Sound, to commemorate Mr Puget's exertions.3
Puget died in Bath, England on October 31, 1822.4
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 481.
  • 2. Captain John T. Walbran, British Columbia Coast Names (Vancouver, BC: Douglas & McIntyre, 1971), 404.
  • 3. Hubert Howe Bancroft, The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, vol. 32, History of British Columbia 1792-1887 (San Francisco: The History Company, 1887), 18.
  • 4. Captain John T. Walbran, British Columbia Coast Names (Vancouver, BC: Douglas & McIntyre, 1971), 404.
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The Colonial Despatches Team. Puget, Peter. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/puget.html.

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