Marine Mammals of the Salish Sea – Poster

Marine Mammals of the Salish Sea


Poster designed and illustrated by Uko Gorter (moi)
19″ x 27″ rolled in plastic sleeve.

The poster is now available. We are working on setting up the online sales via my website ( hopefully within this week [August 20, 2013]. In the meantime, you can contact me at: uko(at) for information and/or requests. If you’re in the Seattle/Eastside area, you may swing by and pick one up.


19″ x 27″ poster (rolled in plastic sleeve). $16 plus S&H.

Contact Uko for wholesale orders of 25 or more posters.

NOW (August 23, 2013) available via Uko’s website!


Advertised on Salish Sea Association of Marine Naturalists (SSAMN) on Facebook.


1 Salish Sea – The Salish Sea is the intricate network of coastal waterways located between the south-western tip of the Canadian province of British Columbia, and the north-western tip of the U.S. state of Washington. – Wikipedia


‘The Watchers’ Poster

The Watchers Poster

Here is a very nice poster printed back in the 1980s during another period when the government was attempting to automate Canadian lighthouses.

Titled “The Watchers”, the text is particularly appropriate now:

“For more than a century they have kept watch. At first, for sailing ships on the BC coast. Today, mammoth cruise ships and container vessels pass their light; small kayaks are towed ashore; hikers drop by for warm tea. They are the 30 remaining lightkeepers on our coast. For now, they still watch.”

Following the above text is a list of the thirty lighthouse keepers, and the stations they manned then. Unfortunately, some of the keepers are no longer with us.

They started in early 1970s and even today they mention automation – if the government has its way the lighthouses will also no longer be with us.