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

Deception Pass

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, October 31, 2012
1. Deception Pass Marker
Inscription. Named by Captain George Vancouver 10 June 1792. Feeling that he had been “Deceived” as to the nature of the inner waterway, Port Gardner (now Saratoga Passage) he wrote on his chart “Deception Pass”. He honored Master Joseph Whidbey, who found the passage while commanding a small-boat or explorers, by naming the island “Whidbey”.
Historical Data by
Edmond S. Meany

Velocity of currents in Deception Pass 5 to 8 knots per hour. Depth varies 4 to 37 fathoms. 1 knot 6982.66 feet. 1 fathom 6 feet.

 
Erected 1935 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Ann Washington Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 48° 24.458′ N, 122° 38.657′ W. Marker is in Oak Harbor, Washington, in Island County. Marker is on Deception Pass Bridge (Washington Route 20). Touch for map. This marker is located on Pass Island which is between the northern and southern sections of the Deception Island 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
Deception Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 31, 2012
2. Deception Pass Marker
"Crossing the Pass" plaque in the background.
markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crossing the Pass (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Deception Pass (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Deception Pass (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Deception Pass (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Deception Pass (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Navy Patrol and Reconnaissance Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Douglas Fir (approx. 5.7 miles away); Ship Harbor (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oak Harbor.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsExplorationWaterways & Vessels
 
Deception Pass and Deception Pass Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 31, 2012
3. Deception Pass and Deception Pass Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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