John Darrah with Japanese fishnet float found at South Beach

Great Island Cleanup 2013

Occasionally visitors remark how clean the island looks. Indeed, drive down island roads this month and you’ll see very little roadside litter; that’s because over 200 volunteers participated in this year’s Great Island Cleanup on Earth Day weekend. Not including the town […]

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Now deceased Southern Resident J2, AKA Granny, near an oil tanker

Power Past Coal Update

Public opposition against the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal/Custer Spur (GPT) at Cherry Point in Whatcom County, WA has been remarkable. It appears there are quite a few people who think that strip mining coal in the mid-west, sending it by rail across […]

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Chief oikami pipe banger on the Sea Goose - safety aspects: hammer tied to his belt, ear protection, eye protection, life-vest.  He was in view of the vessel operator.

IOSA Tries New Drill for Whale Protection

Volunteers for Islands Oil Spill Association (IOSA) have regularly been practicing maneuvers in the event of an oil spill in the San Juan Islands, but their latest endeavor targeted our beloved Southern Resident orcas as well. With the islands being so remote, […]

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San Juan Islands in the News

A decade ago, when someone mentioned San Juan Islands, people thought Puerto Rico. But that has changed. In recent months, our 172 island archipelago, located on the northwestern most corner of the continental US, has been in the international spotlight. We are very proud […]

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Tips for a “Green Vacation”

Living on an island, we are constantly reminded of reduce, reuse, recycle. There is limited space, every chemical that goes into the ground anywhere on the island runs off into the surrounding waters, and there is no solid waste dump – all trash […]

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Trip Advisor Awards Tucker House GreenLeader

Trip Advisor awarded the Harrison House Suites & Tucker House Inn Bronze Level GreenLeaders, as part of their new GreenLeaders™ program. As GreenLeaders, the Harrison House and Tucker House Inns have met a set of environmental standards developed in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection […]

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Wenda Shinall - Harrison House's Innkeeper

Welcome Wenda

We are pleased to welcome Wenda Shinall to the Harrison House Suites and Tucker House Inn as our summer innkeeper. Wenda has lived on the island for 10 years and has worked most recently as a Breakfast cook at the Lime Kiln […]

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