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Catalog Number WF 0554
Caption Similk Beach
Description View of Similk Beach, in vicinity of present-day (2011) Thompson Road. Similk Beach Golf Course would be in valley behind trees in center of photo. That valley served Indians as a canoe portage for centuries.

Information from Jacqueline Haddon-Bohn, 02/26/2013 reads: "When my niece audry and I were young we would go out to Similk Beach for our birthday party. There was a ten-pin bowling alley there on board an old ship that was pulled up on the beach. We were five or six at the time [c.1927-c.1928]. I was born in 1933. Later years it became Turners oyster farm. There was a building there where the workers shucked oysters. Frances Penter was the fastest shucker. She found a number of pearls in the oysters. The Turners had to move out of there from the pollution from the septic tanks on the hill.

The Winding downhill road directly to the west of the golf course is the road Bill Mitchell crashed on and so sadly broke his neck..."
Date 1900 c.
Photographer Unknown
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Photograph
Place - Fidalgo Island
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Fidalgo Island, WA
Search Terms Similk Beach
Thompson Road
Similk Beach Golf Course
canoe portage
Object Name Print, Photographic