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Monday, June 21, 2010

Pole Passage, Orcas Island, Washington

These photos taken in June 2010 show a current aid to navigation that is located on the tip of Orcas Island at Pole Pass. Pole Pass separates the San Juan Channel from Wasp Passage. It is purported that the first ever light in the San Juan Islands (a pole with a lamp) was established at the spot of the current aid to navigation.


  1. Such a lovely place those islands. I put a link to your blog in this post of mine...

    best wishes,

  2. Thanks for the nice comments, glad you enjoy me sharing my Special Interest! Cheers.

  3. Pole Pass on the south east end of Deer Harbor gained it’s name from practice of the local tribe of stringing up a net made of kelp and cedar bark on poles across the pass. The net snared low flying ducks to add to their food supply.