Sally Fichet, president of Duncan Press, is the eldest child of founder Duncan Fitchet's big brother, Seth. She has spent nearly every summer in the Lakes Region since 1945, boating and skiing on Lake Winnipesaukee.
In 1972, Sally earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Washington, in Seattle. From there she went to the University of Washington Masters Program in International Studies.
From 1969 to 1998, Sally and her team have been successful technical writers, editors, and designers for such clients as the University of Washington, the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, and Microsoft Corporation. For example, in 1980, hydrographic maps Sally's group developed for the Seattle City Water Department were honored with a Best of Show Award in Technical Art by the Puget Sound Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication.
Sally Fichet bought the late Uncle Duncan's chart business in 1998, renamed it Duncan Press, and spent 1998 to 2005 in New Hampshire, getting the new charts ready for the lakes region summer population. She hired Stuart Allan's world-famous firm, Allan Cartography, and the cartography professor Nicholas Chrisman to help design the new charts.
At last, at the end of 2005, their cartography work on the four lakes was complete. In 2008, she spearheaded the second edition of the Newfound Lake chart, again with the help of Stuart Allan. Now she continues her work developing and selling the most beautiful and ACCURATE navigation charts of the New Hampshire lakes so far.
With forty years as a technical communicator and a lifetime of boating experience on the big lake, Sally is committed to continuing the tradition of excellence Duncan Fitchet began years ago. In this fifth decade of their evolution, Dunc's charts are, and will remain, an enduring memorial to his life and his work.
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