Deception Pass

Deception Pass (HM15DZ)

Location: Oak Harbor, WA 98277 Island County
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Country: United States of America
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N 48° 24.274', W 122° 38.683'

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To the north of this narrow passage is Fidalgo Island, so named for the Spanish explorer, Lieutenant Salvador Fidalgo. To the south is Whidbey Island, second largest island in the contiguous 48 states, which Captain George Vancouver, while exploring this region in 1792, first thought to be a peninsula. Further exploration conducted by him disclosed the existence of this intricate channel. Upon realization that he had been deceived as to the character of the large island, Vancouver gave to this channel the name of Deception Passage and in naming the island he honored his trusted officer, Joseph Whidbey.
HM NumberHM15DZ
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 8:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 526294 N 5361328
Decimal Degrees48.40456667, -122.64471667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 24.274', W 122° 38.683'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 24' 16.44" N, 122° 38' 40.98" W
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Area Code(s)360
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13723 Goose Rock Summit Trail, Oak Harbor WA 98277, US
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