Deception Pass

Deception Pass (HM15E0)

Location: Oak Harbor, WA 98277 Island County
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Country: United States of America
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N 48° 24.458', W 122° 38.657'

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Named by Captain George Vancouver 10 June 1792. Feeling that he had been "Deceived" as to the nature of the inner waterway,Port Gardner (now Saratoga Passage) he wrote on his chart "Deception Pass". He honored Master Joseph Whidbey, who found the passage while commanding a small-boat or explorers, by naming the island "Whidbey".
Historical Data by
Edmond S. Meany

Velocity of currents in Deception Pass 5 to 8 knots per hour. Depth varies 4 to 37 fathoms. 1 knot 6982.66 feet. 1 fathom 6 feet.
HM NumberHM15E0
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Year Placed1935
Placed ByDaughters of the American Revolution, Ann Washington Chapter
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 12:10am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 526325 N 5361669
Decimal Degrees48.40763333, -122.64428333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 24.458', W 122° 38.657'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 24' 27.48" N, 122° 38' 39.42" 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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