Quimper Inn Bed & Breakfast 
Port Townsend, Washington


Definition: What is a Quimper ?????

1. the Quimper Peninsula

On the Northeast corner of the Olympic Peninsula is an extension
of land called the Quimper Peninsula,  Port Townsend is on the
Northeastern corner of the land...

2. the Quimper Man

In 1790 Manuel Quimper sailed north to Alaska, and, in the recently seized British ship (owned by Meares and renamed the Princesa Real by the Spanish), explored the Strait of Juan de Fuca upon the order of Martinez.  Quimper was the map
maker of the fleet, made the first chart of, what is now, the Strait of Juan de Fuca,
and in the exercise named our peninsula after himself.....

3. the Quimper Faience

A  type of pottery, or faience,  low temperature fired  china  pottery
made in Brittany,  France...  in the town of Quimper ( Kemper  )
in the Northwestern celtic area for more than 300 years......


 

Location :

1306 Franklin Street,    Port Townsend, Washington 98368

telephone: 360-385-1060
toll free: 800-557-1060

e-mail: rooms@quimperinn.com

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