A Puget Sound Navigation Company Promotional View
Detailed antique bird's eye view of Puget Sound, the Olympic Peninsula, the San Juan Islands, Vancouver Island, including the major cities of the region, such as Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver, Olympia, and Victoria.
Among the "Short Enjoyable Outings" listed on the map are Hood Canal, Olympic Peninsula, Vancouver Island, the San Juan Islands and Whidb[e]y Island.
The present example includes a regional map centered on the Straits of Juan de Fuca, with promotional text Puget Sound Navigation Company on the verso.
The Puget Sound Navigation Company (PSNC) was founded by Charles E. Peabody in 1898. It operated a fleet of steamboats and ferries on Puget Sound in Washington and the Georgia Strait in British Columbia. Known colloquially as the Black Ball Line, the PSNC achieved a "virtual monopoly" on cross-sound traffic in the 1930s and competed with the Canadian Pacific Railway's steamships on several routes.