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Oak Harbor in Island County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Deception Pass

 
 
Deception Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 31, 2012
1. Deception Pass Marker
Inscription. To the north of this narrow passage is Fidalgo Island, so named for the Spanish explorer, Lieutenant Salvador Fidalgo. To the south is Whidbey Island, second largest island in the contiguous 48 states, which Captain George Vancouver, while exploring this region in 1792, first thought to be a peninsula. Further exploration conducted by him disclosed the existence of this intricate channel. Upon realization that he had been deceived as to the character of the large island, Vancouver gave to this channel the name of Deception Passage and in naming the island he honored his trusted officer, Joseph Whidbey.
 
Location. 48° 24.274′ N, 122° 38.683′ W. Marker is in Oak Harbor, Washington, in Island County. Marker is on Deception Pass Bridge (Washington Route 20). Click for map. This marker is located in the pull-out at the south end of the Deception Pass Bridge. Marker is at or near this postal address: 42999 Deception Pass Bridge, Oak Harbor WA 98277, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Deception Pass (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Deception Pass (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Deception Pass
Deception Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 31, 2012
2. Deception Pass Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Crossing the Pass (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Deception Pass (approx. 0.4 miles away); U.S. Navy Patrol and Reconnaissance Memorial (approx. 4.5 miles away); Douglas Fir (approx. 5.9 miles away); Ship Harbor (approx. 7.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oak Harbor.
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Deception Pass image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 31, 2012
3. Deception Pass
Deception Pass Bridge, north side image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 31, 2012
4. Deception Pass Bridge, north side
Deception Pass Marker (back) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2014
5. Deception Pass Marker (back)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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