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Catalog Number D.IX.009.A, B
Caption Sharpe Cove
Description View of steamer SKAGIT QUEEN at Sharpe Cove filled with people enjoying the site. The recreational possibilities of this area were noted soon after whites began settling there and began displacing Indians who had used the area for centuries; word of its beauty soon spread far beyond Fidalgo Island. The June 14, 1884, NORTHWEST ENTERPRISE reported, "The grand and picturesque scenery about Deception Pass and the splendid camping grounds on the beautiful bays on each side of the Pass are making that place a famous resort for picnic parties. Scarcely a week now passes that parties do not go there for a day or two of outdoor enjoyment on the seashore facing the Straits of Fuca." The August 29, 1885 edition reported, "The trip around Fidalgo Island on the City of Quincy and picnic at Deception Pass by parties from Oak Harbor, Coupeville, Utsalady, LaConner was participated in by a large crowd and greatly enjoyed by all. The LaConner band contributed greatly to the enjoyment. These excursions are to become very popular in the near future." For additional information on the history of the area, see section preceding WF 0587.
Date 1895 c.
Photographer EWING, David B. - probably
Subjects Place - Fidalgo Island
Transportation - Maritime
People
Recreation
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk
Place Rosario, WA
Search Terms Skagit Queen
City of Quincy
Rosario Beach
picnic
camping
resort
Deception Pass
LaConner band
excursion
Object Name Print, Photographic