Roche Harbor

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Roche Harbor's deep, protected waters and abundant resources inspired poets, one of whom wrote in 1903, "A rock-bound coast hems in a wealth of verdant pastures sweet; / Deep forests cover vale and hill where fresh and salt waters meet." For millennia, this was the home of the Lummi and Songhees people. The British established a military camp near here in 1860 to maintain their claim to the San Juan Islands. Limestone was quarried here for 90 years, helping to build West Coast cities as well as personal fortunes. Roche Harbor continues to be a favorite gathering place for boating, fishing, and kayaking—a gateway to the splendors of the American San Juan Islands and the Canadian Gulf Islands.
ISBN: 9780738571058
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Washington
Series: Images of America
Images: 216
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Richard Walker is editor of the Journal of the San Juan Islands in Friday Harbor, Washington, and is a periodic writer for regional and national publications. He is a trustee of the San Juan Historical Society. Working with Roche Harbor archivists as well as owners of private photo collections, Walker has selected more than 200 images and written engaging text to compose this visual history of Roche Harbor and the people who have called it home.
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