No island archipelago worth its salt would be without its mists, and the San Juan Islands, tucked into a remote corner of the Pacific Northwest, are no exception. Location names like Smuggler’s Bay and Dead Man’s Bay give away the nefarious activity, spawned by isolation, once hidden under nature's concealing cloak. Following the Pig War, an … Continue Reading ››
Research for my upcoming novel, Deceptive Tide, turned up some fascinating facts about the San Juan Islands, a group of mysterious islands off the coast of Washington state. Here are ten of my favorite facts about this unique island paradise in the Pacific Northwest.
10 Intriguing Facts About the San Juan Islands
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Every once in a while an animal captures the popular imagination and even attains fame. That’s the case with Mona, a camel living on San Juan Island who has an irrepressible affection for people. Mona, originally called Moanie for the sound she made whenever her first owner, J. Ward Phillips, would leave, still sounds off … Continue Reading ››
Robert Moran arrived in Seattle from New York City in 1875 at the age of 18 with just ten cents in his pocket. By working on steamboats, he earned enough money to bring his family west. Moran and his brothers began a shipbuilding business at Yesler’s wharf. The Klondike Gold Rush brought a demand for vessels … Continue Reading ››