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

The Jolly Boat

 
 
The Jolly Boat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 31, 2012
1. The Jolly Boat Marker
Inscription.
In celebration of
Joseph Whidbey
arriving at Penn Cove
Saturday June 2nd 1792

1792 – 1992

National History Day of Washington
Historical Marker Competition
Winner Ken Beegle
Donated by Quring Monuments, Inc.

 
Location. 48° 13.232′ N, 122° 40.835′ W. Marker is in Coupeville, Washington, in Island County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street NE and Gould Street NE on Front Street NE. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coupeville WA 98239, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zylstra Law Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Col. Isaac Neff Ebey – Rebecca Whitey Ebey (approx. 0.3 miles away); Original Home of Seattle’s Best Coffee (approx. 0.3 miles away); Keeping the Alexander Blockhouse alive!!! (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Skagit, a stately society (approx. 1.4 miles away); Remaining Blockhouses of Central Whidbey (approx. 1.6 miles away); Davis Blockhouse (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mary Barrett (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Coupeville.
 
Also see . . .  Joseph Whidbey circumnavigates Whidbey Island in June 1792. - HistoryLink.org
The Jolly Boat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 31, 2012
2. The Jolly Boat Marker
. In June 1792, Joseph Whidbey, a British naval officer on Captain George Vancouver’s voyage of discovery to the waters of the future Washington state, circumnavigates a large island located at the intersection of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound, which Vancouver promptly names for him. (Submitted on November 12, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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