Here is another rare photo of the Sanwan at anchor in Cascade Bay on Orcas Island (c. 1917). It's also a great view of the "Roundhouse," a shot that can not be currently duplicated in a "Now and Then" shot because there is a Rosario Resort accommodations building blocking it from this angle.
Here a similar view of the roundhouse today. It was built by Robert Moran in 1914 as a getaway spot for his kids to learn domestic chores on their own. With domestic staff in the main mansion, it was a place for Nellie to learn to cook, wife Melissa to do canning of vegetables and son Malcolm had his own ceramic kiln and lathe.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Posted by Rosario Resort and Spa at 5:32 PM