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  Whidbey Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Whidbey Island lies partially in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains to the west, and has a variety of climate zones.
Whidbey Island is reached via Washington State Route 20 over the Deception Pass Bridge in the north, the Keystone to Port Townsend ferry on the west coast, and via Washington State Route 525 on the Clinton to Mukilteo ferry service on the southern east coast.
In the 2000 U.S. Census, the population of Whidbey Island was estimated at 58,211.
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 Whidbey Island, Washington
Primarily agriculltural, the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station at Oak Harbor is a dominant presence on the north end of the island.
Connected at the north end to Fidalgo Island (and from there to the mainland) by the Deception Pass bridge, the island is reached via ferry from Mukilteo in the south and from Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula at Keystone.
The island is the location of five state parks, and is a great place for nature lovers and birders.
www.whidbey.net /mvg/whidbey.htm   (506 words)

  
 Whidbey Island: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Whidbey Island is considered the longest island in the contiguous United States according to the Supreme Court ruling of February 1985.
Camano island is a large island in puget sound, located in island county, washington between whidbey island and the mainland....
Shaw island is the smallest of the san juan islands served by the washington state ferries....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/w/wh/whidbey_island.htm   (3654 words)

  
 Whidbey Island Naval Air Station
Whidbey Island Washington is situated 80 miles north of Seattle, at latitude 48 degrees 21 minutes north, and longitude 122 degrees 39 minutes west, at an elevation of 47 feet.
Whidbey Island’s location at the east end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca routinely exposes it to relatively cool, marine air that passes eastward through the Strait.
Whidbey Island is surrounded by cool water that acts as a moderating influence on temperatures.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/facility/whidbey-island.htm   (2155 words)

  
 Whidbey Island Has It All
Whidbey Island is 27 miles from Seattle and 50 miles from British Columbia.
Deception Island boasts seals, deer, squirrels, loons, bald eagles and warblers, while Dugualla Bay and Lake are suitable for river otters, kingfishers, the trumpeter swan and osprey.
Contrast of all contrasts, Whidbey Island is a West Coast Cape Cod with, not only fantastic views of the snow-covered Cascade and Olympic Mountains, but also the peace and tranquility of a calm setting.
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 Whidbey Island from A-Z
Whidbey General Hospital in Coupeville is considered one of the most modern, rural health care facilities in the state.
The Island County Historical Society Museum is located in Coupeville and chronicles the history of Whidbey Island with facts and artifacts.
The Whidbey Dance Bonanza is held in November in Coupeville and Greenbank.
www.geocities.com /abecedarius/WhidbeyIsland.html   (3140 words)

  
 USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41)
WHIDBEY ISLAND further assisted in the operational and developmental testing of the LCAC from July to September 1985 and again in May and July 1986.
WHIDBEY ISLAND’s first major deployment was to the Mediterranean in January 1987 where the ship was involved in seven amphibious landing exercises, as well as carrying out assigned duties as Presidential support ship for the World Economic Summit held in Venice, Italy in May 1987.
WHIDBEY ISLAND Deployed to the Mediterranean for the second time in December 1988 with MARG 1-89, participating in three major landing exercises with the Spanish, French and Italian Navies before returning to homeport in July 1989.
navysite.de /ships/lsd41.htm   (1286 words)

  
 North Whidbey survey results
North Whidbey residents were most likely to report "grabbing, pushing or choking" happening to themselves or someone close (10%) compared to residents of the rest of the county (3%).
The majority of North Whidbey residents receive their drinking water from the City of Oak Harbor and NAS Whidbey via a pipeline from the City of Anacortes utilizing Skagit River water.
On North Whidbey, salt water intrusion occurs to a lesser extent, primarily impacting the western coast of the north end of Whidbey Island.
www.islandcounty.net /health/north.htm   (466 words)

  
 South Whidbey sub-co. Report
South Whidbey Island lies within the boundaries of the South Whidbey School District and includes the incorporated City of Langley (population 1090) and the unincorporated towns of Clinton and Freeland.
South Whidbey residents were more likely (13%) than other island residents (5%) to say that in the past 12 months they needed to see a doctor, but could not do so because of the cost.
Residents of South Whidbey were more likely to report (45%) engaging in regular and sustained activity in the last month than residents of the rest of the county (33%).
www.islandcounty.net /health/south.htm   (536 words)

  
 Whidbey Island Bed and Breakfast, Inns of Coupeville, Langley and Greenbank Washington
Whidbey Island Bed and Breakfast, Inns of Coupeville, Langley and Greenbank Washington
Whidbey Island, 60 miles long, is located in Puget Sound about 50 minutes north of Seattle.
The island is easily reached by daily ferry service with departures every 30 minutes and is also accessible by Deception Pass Bridge at the north.
www.whidbeyislandbandb.com   (158 words)

  
 Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve: Administrative History (Chapter 2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Whidbey Island is in an area that once lay under 3,000 feet of ice.
Whidbey is the largest island in the Sound; in fact, after New York's Long Island was officially declared a peninsula in 1985, Whidbey Island could claim to be the longest and largest island in the lower 48 states.
The northern half of Whidbey Island is well situated in the Olympic rainshadow, and averages less than 20 inches annually, while the southern half of the island receives 30 inches.
www.nps.gov /ebla/adhi/adhi2.htm   (538 words)

  
 Whidbey Relocation - "Your Gateway to Whidbey Island"
Whidbey Island is one of the most beautiful places in the Pacific Northwest.
The central location of Whidbey Island is ideal for treks to the Cascade or Olympic mountains (hiking, camping, or snow sports), desert, beaches, the San Juan Islands, Seattle ("The Emerald City"), Vancouver B.C., or Alaska.
Oak Harbor (closest to NAS Whidbey Island) was incorporated in 1915 and has grown to be the largest city (others are Coupeville, Freeland, Langley, and Clinton) on the island.
www.whidbeyrelocation.com   (267 words)

  
 About Whidbey Island
The dominant employer on Whidbey Island is Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, although agriculture, forestry, and tourism also thrive.
Perhaps one of the biggest advantages of living on Whidbey Island is being able to enjoy a peaceful lifestyle while only a short ferry ride away to Seattle, access to the big city markets, sophisticated cultural events, and professional sports competition.
The Clinton Ferry is at the south end of Whidbey Island and connects to the mainland at Mukilteo.
www.whidbeywindermere.com /html/body_abtfree.html   (562 words)

  
 Whidbey Island Community Home Page and Directory
The Whidbey Island Garden Tour is a non-profit organization established as a means of funding those groups that work toward the improvement of our island's common habitat.
The Whidbey Island Writers Association actively seeks to create a cultural haven that provides the best literary resources available to established and aspiring writers, while nourishing creativity, connection and communication, and encouraging literacy and enthusiasm for the written word.
There are two Relays on Whidbey Island, one on the Naval Air Station in Oak Harbor and one at the South Whidbey High School.
www.southwhidbey.com /whidbey_non_profit.htm   (1867 words)

  
 Whidbey island - Whidbey Island Washington jobs federal government federal government
Whidbey Island vacation rentals, homes, villas, condos and apartments located in and around Whidbey Island, Washington, United States.
He named that island "Whidbey" in honor of his assistant, Joseph Whidbey, who was at his side when Vancouver realized the mistake.
Whidbey Island (historical spelling Whidby) is an island forming the With 208 mi² (538.7 km²) of land area, Whidbey Island is the second largest island
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 Whidbey Island Vacation Rentals in Washington - Whidbey Island vacation home from Vacation Homes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The home is located on the western side of Whidbey Island overlooking the Maxwellton Valley.
All questions about "Whidbey Island vacation home", the vacation rental in Whidbey Island featured on this page, must be answered by the manager.
If you are interested in "Whidbey Island vacation home", a Whidbey Island Villas / Homes, click here to send them an email.
www.vacationhomes.com /15578   (493 words)

  
 Whidbey Island - West Coast Travel
Whidbey Island is home to a Naval Air Station, several State parks, about 70,000 people and many recreational sites.
Whidbey Island offers many unique shopping experiences: from the quaint, historic main street of Coupeville to the artisan galleries and shops of Langley, to specialty bakeries and a sweet shop in Freeland, there’s something here for everyone.
Whidbey Island hosts numerous special events throughout the year.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art31555.asp   (560 words)

  
 Central Whidbey Chamber of Commerce
Average rainfall on Central Whidbey Island is significantly less than the Seattle area because of the `rain shadow' effect of the Olympic Mountains.
Coupeville is the Island County Seat and home to the Island County Historical Society Museum.
The center of ‘town’ is elegantly dominated by the Whidbey Island Greenbank Farm, a 520 acre public site.
www.centralwhidbeychamber.com   (304 words)

  
 Garden Isle Guest Cottages on Whidbey Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Whidbey Island Vacation Rental can be hard to come by but look at Garden Isle Cottages Whidbey Island Bed and Breakfast.
Whidbey Island Bed and Breakfast is a beautiful and restful Coupeville Bed and Breakfast.
Whidbey Island Vacation Rental for a relaxing time in a beautiful place.
www.whidbeytours.com   (300 words)

  
 Islandweb Parks and Attractions
Oak Harbor is the largest city and the commercial center of Island County, with convention facilities and award-winning hotels.
Home of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor is a favorite duty location for U.S. Navy personnel, many of whom eventually retire in the area.
At the mile-wide "waistline" of Whidbey, capture convenient 360° vistas -- the peaks of Mt. Baker and Mt. Rainier to the east and of the Olympic Mountain Range to the west.
www.islandweb.org /parkattractions.php   (1455 words)

  
 Whidbey Island, Washington, USA
Pamper yourself at one of Whidbey Island's luxurious bed and breakfasts (see "Accommodations") or take your camping gear to one of the state parks (see "Attractions") and experience for yourself this retreat popular with local Puget Sounders.
In addition to offering a laid-back atmosphere and romantic get-away-accommodations, Whidbey Island also is in the "rain shadow" of the Olympic Mountains and receives half the annual rainfall of Seattle.
Or, drive north and cross the beautiful and dramatic Deception Pass onto Fidalgo Island and visit the city of Anacortes.
www.gonorthwest.com /Washington/puget/whidbey/whidbey_island.htm   (461 words)

  
 Whidbey Island, Washington Bed and Breakfast - Whidbey Island B&B from Pamela Lanier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Coupeville, WA (Whidbey Island, WA) Fort Casey Inn brings romantic patriotism to Whidbey Island, Washington.
Freeland, WA (Whidbey Island, WA) The stunning Cliff House or gnome-like Cottage, each is yours alone.
Greenbank, WA (Whidbey Island, WA) 6 cozy cottages scattered on 25 acres of forest, with wildlife pond.
www.lanierbb.com /whidbey-island-washington-bed-breakfast.html   (278 words)

  
 Whidbey Island Writers Association - Conference Home Page
On Whidbey Island you'll find a unique conference that combines opportunities to develop your writing, stimulate your thinking, and immerse yourself in an extraordinary experience.
Set in and hosted by a small island community, the conference gives visiting writers a taste of both the public and the personal life here.
Located in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains, Whidbey Island is surrounded by spectacular water and mountain views; it enjoys more sun and less rain than Seattle.
www.writeonwhidbey.org /Conference   (430 words)

  
 Whidbey Animals' Improvement Foundation (WAIF) - Whidbey Island, Washington   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Whidbey Animals' Improvement Foundation (WAIF) - Whidbey Island, Washington
The Whidbey Animals' Improvement Foundation (WAIF) is a non-profit organization which was formed in 1990 in an effort to help Whidbey Island's homeless companion animals.
WAIF operates the WAIF Animal Shelter, a minimum-kill facility that provides safe refuge to Island County's homeless dogs and cats, and the Oak Harbor Cat Adoption Center, a low-stress, cageless facility.
www.waifanimals.org   (245 words)

  
 Whidbey Island Lodging-Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels Motels.
Whidbey is one of the most diverse islands in the entire Puget sound.
Whidbey Island Washington is your vacation paradise in the North West.
If you own a business in Island county and would like to have a page listed in our featured lodging and accommodations guide, email us.
www.visitwhidbey.com   (369 words)

  
 Whidbey Island Real Estate property listings
Whidbey Island isn't just a place; it's a comfortable, informal lifestyle of traditional values, with almost no crime.
Your Whidbey Pacific Portfolio team will customize a local advertising strategy and using targeted media will create the largest possible exposure to qualified prospective buyers.
We serve all of the real estate needs of the military family: assisting with rentals or purchases, Navy housing options, financing, school information, utilities options, repairs and remodeling, and the many other details of relocation.
www.whidbey-realestate.com   (306 words)

  
 Island Insurance Associates-Whidbey Island, Washington
Island Insurance Associates has served the insurance needs of Whidbey Island, Washington residents for 30 years, providing quality insurance coverage at competitive prices.
Island Insurance Associates guarantees more than fast, efficient service.
We have built a strong and successful company on Whidbey Island by meeting the needs of Island residents.
www.islandinsuranceassociates.com   (245 words)

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