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Guemes Island

Guemes Island is a small island in western Skagit County, Washington state, USA. It is located north of Fidalgo Island and the town of Anacortes, and is accessible by both private boat and by the Guemes Island ferry operated by Skagit County.

San Juan Islands Puget Sound

I still can’t believe we get to call this home 😍 @ Guemes Island
The Garth Foss stands in the channel off the southwest shore of Guemes Island, Yellow Bluff in the background.
A tiny house on wheels on Guemes Island, ... -
Beautiful day on Guemes Island. We went to the "sandy" beach.
CG assists in boater rescue near Guemes Island: (Anacortes) -- The Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of one...
Misquamicut Beach tomorrow with my niece Erika! First of many beach trips that will be made this year.Guemes Island in July to visit my brother and his family and Cape Cod in August! Life is Good.
So many islands to choose from, so little time. Vashon Island, Day Island, Orcas Island, Guemes Island … what’s your favorite Puget Sound island and what makes it so special to you?
Holiday sales on Guemes Island this weekend! Check out Sue Roberts Studio & Mitercraft, Inc. for their Saturday...
~Guemes Island View~ taken from Guemes Island Mountain, on a late July day, WA - Image courtesy of Ken Vensel,...
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Island woman injured when pickup truck pins her against a wall
Photo: Everything but the news. Dig it. (at Guemes Island)
Guemes Ferry engine leak to affect Monday night service: The Guemes Island Ferry will cut short its car...
Island ferry service to be affected by maintenance work Monday night
Guemes Island Ferry Engine Repair: Due to an unexpected necessary engine repair, the Guemes Island Ferry will pr...
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Playing a show in Anacortes, WA at 5:30 PM today at Guemes Island Landing
Great photo taken on the North Beach of Guemes Island not too long ago by photographer Tony Ober of Seattle.
I am going to start posting more Guemes Island events on this page. For instance, the libary is open today,...
Guemes Island Ferry back in service: The Guemes Island Ferry is back in service on its normal sailing schedule.
Wind turbine construction workshop on Guemes Island with Ian Woofenden of Solar Energy International (the sixth time on Guemes). 14-foot and 6-foot diameter ...
Good Morning from Guemes Island, US. Looking at Mount Baker, Canada in the early morning.
Guemes Ferry to close this afternoon due to rough water: MOUNT VERNON — The Guemes Island Ferry’s passe...
There are many things to enjoy being on Guemes Island. Rebecca and Ansel have hundreds of books on both levels of the house. There are shelves of books in the living room. As I walk up the stairs there are bookshelves running from the base of the stairs to the top, each shelf holding hundreds of books on every subject imaginable. Although I always have a bag of books from home plus my writing I often choose to read something that Rebecca or Ansel has on the downstairs table. On this trip, as on so many others, I spent hours reading. I had no set schedule so there were late hours in my room upstairs where I read while Rebecca and Ansel retired. This trip was like all others. I spent time writing. I read more chapters of Lion's Shadow to Rebecca and I read some new materials she had received. Among them was Bookmark, which had many interesting articles regarding writers and writing. Among these I read the following-- Victor Lavalle on Continental Drift had written a commentary on There was a Country: ...
A Guemes Island, WA man wants to know why his father's name is on a business card for The Club Continental, a glitzy, Los Angeles Prohibition era gambling spot.
My faulty memory tells me that during a discussion in a history seminar at WWU that there was an anti-Chinese movement in Bellingham & Chinese wre loaded onto small boats & told to leave. This may be myth. While living on Guemes Island off Anacortes my neighbor regaled me with stories of local legend. One of these was of "Smuggler Kelly" who brought in Chinese. When chased by a police boat he dumped his load of Chinese (all shackled together) overboard. I've seen no evidence of this mass murder. Laurence “Smuggler” Kelly was a real person. He trafficked in opioum, furs & illegal Chinese workers for the Anacortes canneries. Legend says he was an ex-Confederate & his piracy throughout the San Juan Islands was based from a point on Guemes Island that still bears his name. The famous aritst & free spirit Bill Mitchell of Anacortes tells us “Larry Kelly was king of the smugglers in Puget Sound, partly because he got caught so many times. He was always in the newspaper. He was feared by the children o ...
Waking up on Guemes Island was delightful, heading down to Oak Harbor later
Had some classic Northwest summer weather in the San Juan Islands this weekend :) @ Guemes Island
As promised in my last post, here are some pictures from our half day around Guemes Island after we hiked the Guemes Mountain. Guemes Island is a charming and friendly little San Juan Island, that is totally worth a day trip from Seattle, perhaps even a weekend! You have to take a small ferry (small...
Make your Destination San Juan Islands, Wa. and visit Guemes Island, Wa. in the San Juan Islands.. Photo...
Planning our June trip to Washington. Guemes Island, Lake Chelan, Great Wolf Lodge, Spartan Race - what else should we do?
A new photo YODEL by Jessica Lynch on Guemes Island WA!
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Volunteer for trail work and get in shape! Saturday on Mt. Walker (Olympics) or Sun on Tiger Mountain (Issaquah)
A construction worker has been killed in a possible house collapse accident on Guemes Island in Skagit County.
Ordering a fantastic book from childhood: "Andrew Henry's Meadow" in hopes my children love it as much as I did...
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One of my favorite artists got struck by lightning as she was shooting video.
This friendly and cozy looking home was designed by Bosworth Hoedemaker, LLC and is located in Guemes Island, Washington. The play between private and public
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