Continuing my article from “Giants of Science,” Prof. George Davidson wrote three editions of the Coast Pilot of California, Oregon, and Washington and at the request of the Superintendent, wrote a fourth addition. He also wrote the Coast Pilot of Alaska, Part 1, published in 1868. I will try, in my own words to explain what a coast pilot contains. I have looked at and read some of our copy of the California, Oregon, and Washington edition four, published in 1889. The book contains over 720 pages of written descriptions of the coastline of those states. There are also many…

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