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San Juan Archipelago, Washington State, United States
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.

1959 ❖ Ferrying Past Horton's Hook, Wasp Pass ❖❖

HORTON'S HOOK , foreground.
Photo from the archives of the
Saltwater People Historical Society©

Symbol of the San Juan Islands, the ferry to the mainland––caught in this aerial shot is operated by the State of Washington. Seen here plowing through the pass between Horton's Hook, Shaw Island, in the foreground, and West Sound, Orcas Island. Beyond, Turtleback Mountain watches over all.
Photographer unknown.

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