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Friday Harbor & San Juan Island - 2017-2018 Visitor Guide & Business Directory

© Chris Teren Welcome to San Juan Island S about 55 square miles. Friday Harbor is situated on the Eastan Juan Island is the second largest island in San Juan County.It is about 20 miles long and about 7 miles wide, covering side and approximately in the middle of the island, North and South. The Washington State Ferry dock directly in the middle of town. Very convenient for visitors to walk on the ferry and walk off right in town; enjoying all the shops, museums and restaurants. Friday Harbor is the only incorporated town in the San Juan Islands and is the County Seat. In 2010, there were 6,894 residents on San Juan Island. In the Town of Friday Harbor there was 2,162 residents. The median age for males was 38.7 years and female was 44 with a combined average of 41.3 years. The County’s 2010 population is estimated at 15,844. In addition to Friday Harbor as a U.S. Customs port of entry, so is Roche Harbor Resort. Being about 10 miles from Friday Harbor on the Northwest corner of the island. Roche Harbor is regionally famous resort for its superb deep-water marina and historic buildings, including Hotel DeHaro. In addition to the marina and lodging there are restaurants, shopping, local artist’s booths, kayaking, whale watching and so much more. What captivates most people that visit the island is nature’s beauty. The topography of the island is expansive farms and fields, forest, hills and rocky shorelines. It is a delightfully diverse island with something to please almost any traveler. The western shore of the island is blessed with the orca whales swimming by and inspiring sunsets over Vancouver Island. Lime Kiln Point State Park is the only whale-watching park in the nation that often whale can be seen from the shore. Two historic and especially scenic areas – English Camp on the west side of the island and American Camp on the southeast end of the island – lie within San Juan Island National Historical Park. These two camps housed American troops and British troops. It was questioned whether these islands were part of the USA or British lands and the issue was arbitrated in 1872 when Kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany ruled them to be in USA territory. There are so many ways to enjoy your holiday on San Juan Island. The list of things to do on San Juan Island is endless. There are recre- ational activities, galleries, theaters, museums, shopping and restaurants – from classy boutiques to world class art galleries to restaurants to excite your culinary delight – all walking distance from the ferries. B


Friday Harbor & San Juan Island - 2017-2018 Visitor Guide & Business Directory
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