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  Channel Islands National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
Channel Islands National Park and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary celebrated their 25th anniversary during 2005.
Although Anacapa and Santa Barbara Islands became a National Monument in 1938, it was not until March 5, 1980 that Congress designated the four northern islands, Santa Barbara Island, and the waters for one nautical mile around each as our 40th national park.
Island foxes are the smallest North American canids and occur only on the Channel Islands.
www.nps.gov /chis   (507 words)

  
 Channel Islands Travel: Province of Channel Islands Tourism Directory & Vacation Guide
The Channel Islands lie off the coast of France, but have been British since 1066, though officially they are not a part of the United Kingdom.
The island of Herm is only a 20 minute boat ride from Guernsey, and along with the island of Sark is popular for day trips.
Alderney is the quietest of the Channel Islands and has great white sands and cliff footpaths.
www.channelislands.worldweb.com   (202 words)

  
  GENUKI: The Channel Islands
Norman Wood's Histories of the Four Channel Islands Militias (Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark).
Freddie Cohen's Makers and Dealers of Channel Islands Silver and Their Marks.
The Channel Islands Family History Society PO Box 507, St Helier, Jersey JE4 5TN.
user.itl.net /~glen/genukici.html   (437 words)

  
  Channel Islands National Park Information Page
The island is a tableland of lush grasses and wildflowers, with 27 miles of jagged, rocky coastline dotted with sandy white beaches.
Island foxes average in size from 12 to 13 inches in height, 590 to 700 mm in length, and three to four pounds in weight.
The population of island foxes on San Miguel Island is 420 to 500 animals.
www.channel.islands.national-park.com /info.htm   (6396 words)

  
  Channel Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Nazi occupation 1940–1945 was harsh, with some island residents being taken for slave labour on the Continent; native Jews sent to concentration camps; partisan resistance and retribution; accusations of collaboration; and slave labour (primarily Russians and eastern Europeans) being brought to the islands to build fortifications.
The Channel Islands are not represented in the UK Parliament and each Island has its own primary legislature, known as the States of Guernsey and the States of Jersey, with Chief Pleas in Sark and the States of Alderney.
The inhabited islands of the Channel Isles are Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm (the main islands); Jethou, Brecqhou (Brechou), and Lihou.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Channel_Islands   (2063 words)

  
 CHANNEL ISLANDS - LoveToKnow Article on CHANNEL ISLANDS
The bailiff in each island is president of the royal court, which is composed of twelve jurats, elected for life, in Jersey by the ratepayers of each parish, in Guernsey by the Elective States, a body which also elects the prevot, who, with the jurats, serves upon it.
In the reign of John of England the future of the islands was decided by their attachment to the English crown, in spite of the separation of the duchy of Normandy.
Both islands had suffered severely from the struggle, and the people of Guernsey, appealing to Cromwell on the ground of their support of his cause, complained that two-thirds of the land was out of cultivation, and that they had lost their ships, their traffic and their trading.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /C/CH/CHANNEL_ISLANDS.htm   (5339 words)

  
 Channel Islands of California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Channel Islands of California, also called the Santa Barbara Islands, are a chain of eight islands located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California along the Santa Barbara Channel in the United States of America.
The eight islands are split between the jurisdictions of three separate California counties: Santa Barbara County (four), Ventura County (two) and Los Angeles County (two).
During WWII all of Southern California's Channel Islands were put under complete military control--including the civilian populated Santa Catalina where tourism was halted and established residents needed permits to travel to and from the mainland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Channel_Islands_of_California   (450 words)

  
 Channel Islands of California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Channel Islands of California, also called the Santa Barbara Islands, are a chain of eight islands located off the coast of Southern California in the United States.
The archipelago extends for 160 miles (257.5 kilometers) between San Miguel Island in the north and Santa Clemente in the south.
The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary encompasses the waters six nautical miles (11 km) off Anacapa, Santa Cruz, San Miguel and Santa Barbara Islands.
www.fremont.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Channel_Islands_of_California   (350 words)

  
 Channel Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Channel Islands (Called in French the Anglo-Norman Islands) are a group of islands off the coast of Normandy.
The main islands are Jersey (with the islands of les Minquiers and les Écrehous) and Guernsey whose bailiwick comprises the islands of Guernsey, Alderney (Aurigny in French), and Sark, and the dependencies of Herm and Jethou.
The Channel Islands are not part of the United Kingdom, except for defense and foreign affairs.
www.heraldica.org /topics/national/channel.htm   (380 words)

  
 L.L.Bean: Park Search - Channel Islands National Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This chain of eight islands off the coast of Ventura is the habitat of blue whales, sea lions and peregrine falcons.
Island Packers is the park's concessionaire for boat travel departing from Ventura and Channel Islands Harbors to all of the islands.
Channel Islands Aviation is the park's concessionaire for air travel departing from Camarillo airport to Santa Rosa Island.
www.llbean.com /parksearch/parks/html/2200gd.htm   (421 words)

  
 NPCA Destination Finder
Channel Islands National Park encompasses 249,353 acres - half of which lie under the ocean - and includes the islands of San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, and Santa Barbara.
Even though the islands seem tantalizingly close to the densely populated southern California coast, their isolation has left them relatively undeveloped, making them an exciting place to explore.
Over 2,000 species of plants and animals can be found within the park, 145 of which are unique to the islands and found nowhere else in the world.
syndication.getoutdoors.com /finder?id=npca&national_park=13   (223 words)

  
 Noonsite: Channel Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Channel Islands are neither part of the European Union or the UK, however they are part of the British Isles, with the British Sovereign as their Head of State.
The Channel Islands are a popular cruising destination both with French and British sailors, who find here some of the most hazardous sailing conditions in Europe, as well as a very special atmosphere ashore.
As the Channel Islands are outside the VAT area, marinas in both Guernsey and Jersey are favourite wintering places for non-EU yachts as there are no restrictions on the length of time they are left there.
www.noonsite.com /Countries/ChannelIslands   (345 words)

  
 Channel Islands Travel Information
The fact that the Channel Islands ended up as part of Britain rather than France is a historical anomaly, a situation not made clearer by the fact that the islands of Sark, Alderney, Guernsey, Herm, and Jersey are not legally part of the UK and are administered locally, not from Westminster.
The Channel Islands lie closer to the French mainland than to England, but their character is unique, a mix of international jet-set and family beach resort.
At first glance the Channel Islands may seem to lack the number of visitor attractions available on mainland Britain, but that point of view misses the real appeal of these islands, which is in their isolation from the hustle and bustle of life in the rest of the UK and the European mainland.
www.britainexpress.com /counties/channel   (610 words)

  
 Channel Islands Society On-Line
Our "Channel Islands' Connection Room" at the Gaspésian British Heritage Centre in New Richmond, Québec, is dedicated to the collection of artifacts, documents and other information relative to the history of the early settlers from our Islands on the Gaspé Coast and is well worth a visit.
The Islands consist of the Bailiwick of Jersey (Island of Jersey, Les Plateaux de Minquiers et Les Plateaux de Ercehous) the Bailiwick of Guernsey (Islands of Alderney, Sark, Herm, Brecqhou, Jetou, Lihou, Burhou and Guernsey).
Jersey is the largest Island, measuring 45² miles, 14 miles west of Normandy, 30 miles North from Brittany's, port of Saint-Malo 28 miles from Guernsey.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Forum/5443/h_g/channel.htm   (1466 words)

  
 Channel Islands Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
However, pursuant to the Treaty of Paris (1295) and Salic Law, she technically is not the Duke and instead governs in her right as Queen.
The islands' governments are responsible to The Queen in Council (where she has traditionally been advised by the Home Secretary) until 2001, when responsibility for the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man passed to the Lord Chancellor's Department.
Neither Island has representation in the UK Parliament, and Acts of that Parliament are only extended to the Islands, by Order in Council, after local consultation.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/c/ch/channel_islands.html   (423 words)

  
 Channel Islands Harbor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Answer: Channel Islands Harbor is located in Oxnard, California on the coast between Malibu and Santa Barbara.
Channel Islands Harbor is run by the County of Ventura.
Answer: Channel Islands Harbor promotes the whale watching season between January and March and has named this timeframe as the "Celebration of the Whales." During this time, the Pacific Gray Whale migrates from lagoons in Mexico thousands of miles up the California coast to the Bering Sea.
www.channelislandsharbor.org /faq.cfm   (512 words)

  
 Channel Islands National Park
The Islands are comprised of eight islands off the coast of Southern California, extending for about 160 miles from Point Conception to San Diego, the most famous and well-populated island being Santa Catalina Island.
The Channel Islands are truly an experience in untouched natural beauty; incorporating hundreds of miles of unspoiled island coastlines and species of wildlife found nowhere else on earth.
When cruising the waters around the Channel Islands, you'll behold the natural beauty of rugged peaks and precipitous cliffs, sea water spraying to the heavens from naturally formed island blowholes and see island shores teeming with breeding colonies of sea birds, seals and sea lions.
www.truthaquatics.com /islandinfo.htm   (205 words)

  
 homepage of Vladimir Dinets-Channel Islands
Channel Islands off California are clearly visible from the shore between Santa Barbara and San Diego, but they are a world apart from the busy mainland.
The westernmost of all Channel Island, San Miguel is also the coldest, the most remote, and the less visited - probably the most desolated place in Alta California.
Island trails are steep and slippery, so it is not unusual for visitors to get back to the mainland by medevac helicopter.
dinets.travel.ru /chis.htm   (855 words)

  
 Hotels in Channel Islands - Channel Islands Hotels - Superbreak
The Channel Islands are a group of islands off the coast of Normandy in the English Channel.
The islands are popular for outdoor activities with a warm climate and a natural beauty.
Sunny Jersey is one of the Channel Islands off the Normandy coast in the English Channel.
www.superbreak.com /browse/location-CHA.htm   (134 words)

  
 Channel Islands travel guide
Channel Islands travel guide - The best resource for sights, hotels, restaurants, bars, what to do and what to see
Located closer to the coast of Normandy & Brittany than that of Britain, the Channel Islands consist of five different islands: Jersey is the biggest island, with Guernsey in second place.
The islands have a very pleasant climate, even in winter temperatures rarely fall below 10 degrees Celsius.
www.world66.com /europe/channelislands   (124 words)

  
 Channel Islands Genealogy
I enjoy helping those who are seeking their Channel Islands roots and hope that something on these pages will be of assistance to you.
The objects of the Society are the study of the history and genealogy of Channel Islands families, the exchange of information on them and on other families who have connections with the islands.
In addition, there is a map of the island showing the parishes and a number of pictures and descriptions of historic landmarks on the island.
www.rootsweb.com /~jfuller/ci.html   (1570 words)

  
 BBC - Spotlight - Channel Islands edition
The new studio in Parade Road has seen the introduction of an improved Channel Island weather forecast from David Braine and the chance to incorporate live studio guests into the programme.
As part of BBC Guernsey and BBC Jersey, BBC Spotlight Channel Islands aims to bring the news and views from the islands into everyone's homes.
The islands are unique, and we aim to reflect that and report on it.
www.bbc.co.uk /england/spotlight/channel_islands.shtml   (355 words)

  
 GORP - Channel Islands National Park, California, Adventure, Travel, Outdoor Recreation, Trips, Tours
The Channel Islands occupy such a unique niche in the ecology of the United States that they're sometimes referred to as America's Galapagos.
The isolation of the eight islands in the chain has played a big role in building that diversity, as has its location at the collision point between the cold, nutrient-rich waters moving south from northern California and warm water moving north from from Baja California.
The Channel Islands are the most important seabird nesting areas in the western, and tiny, rarely visited Santa Barbara Island pulls more than its share of the weight.
gorp.away.com /gorp/resource/us_national_park/ca_chann.htm   (698 words)

  
 Eric Wegryn - Southern California Field Trip   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Early theories of the formation of the northern Channel Islands centered around the idea that they were extensions of the Santa Monica Mountains of the east-west Transverse Ranges.(1) Indeed, they are roughly parallel, and certainly geologically related, containing many of the same rock units.
The Channel Islands are home to a wide variety of species from sea lions to sea gulls, and are the only domain of the rare island fox.
In summary, the Channel Islands are indeed a beautiful exhibit of geological and ecological diversity, certainly deserving of their status as a National Park.
www.lpl.arizona.edu /~wegryn/SoCal_trip.html   (1203 words)

  
 How to travel to Jersey & Guernsey by train+ferry
The Channel Islands, lying a few miles from the coast of France but over 70 miles from the UK, were part of Normandy when William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, invaded and captured England in 1066.
In return for their loyalty, the Islands were allowed to retain their own government (called the 'States') and even today they are not legally part of the UK or even the EU.
The Channel Islands are a great place to spend a holiday or short break, with sandy beaches, castles, history, and lots to explore.
www.seat61.com /ChannelIslands.htm   (1352 words)

  
 channel islands map and information page
Situated just off the coast of France on the edge of the English Channel, the beautiful Channel Islands, a British Crown dependency since 1066, are fiercely independent and justifiably proud of their history and traditions.
The local language and pubs may be English, but the islands were once a part of Normandy, so many of the place names and roads, as well as the food are decidedly French.
Climate When compared to the mainland of Britain, the islands are temperate in nature, with mild, damp and cloudy winters, and warm, dry, sunnier summers.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/europe/channel.htm   (338 words)

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