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A society formed in 2009 for the purpose of collecting, preserving, celebrating, and disseminating the maritime history of the San Juan Islands and northern Puget Sound area. Check this log for tales from out-of-print publications as well as from members and friends. There are circa 650, often long entries, on a broad range of maritime topics; there are search aids at the bottom of the log. Please ask for permission to use any photo posted on this site. Thank you.

1968 ❖ SPENCER SPIT STATE PARK, LOPEZ ISLAND, WA.

SPENCER SPIT, LOPEZ ISLAND, WA.
Elevation 154'
Dedicated as a State Park by
Governor Dan Evans in 1968
when this unsigned photo as captured.
Click image to enlarge.

Original from the archives of the
Saltwater People Historical Society©

When Spencer Spit was dedicated the public recreation area covered 130 acres with 
6,000 feet of sandy beach. At the time of this post fifty years later, the San Juan County Parks lists this gem as 200 acres of marine and camping park, including 2 miles of hiking trails.

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