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Heron Island Ferry Leaving Key Peninsula Dock

Herron Island is a private island in southern Puget Sound lying between Key Peninsula to the east and Hartstine Island to the west. The island is 1.5 miles long and .75 miles wide, named by Captain George Vancouver while exploring Puget Sound in 1792, ‘Wednesday Island,’ it was renamed by Lieutenant Charles Wilkes in 1841 for a crewman, to ‘Herron Island.’ In 1958 the island was purchased by a maintenance company, lots were sold and it has been private with private access since. This small ferry carries about six vehicles between the west side of Key Pensinual and the island itself. The majestic Olympic Mountain range is displayed in winter glory behind the red ferry making way through the waters of Case Inlet.

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3 Responses to Herron Island Ferry Leaving Key Peninsula Dock

  • Nice view, I guess most of us would like to live on a private island, especially with those high peaks in the background.
    Thanks for those kind comments. Paul

  • Love this photo! I lived in the Pacific Northwest for about 7 years, graduated from high school in Seattle. However, I have never heard of Herron Island. Thanks for bringing the views of the Northwest back to this woman now living in East Tennessee!

  • Hi Madge great pic!

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