San Juan Islands

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San Juan Islands

An archipelago of northwest Washington off the southeast coast of Vancouver Island north of Puget Sound. The islands became part of the United States in 1872, following a boundary dispute with Great Britain.

San Juan Islands

(sæn ˈwɑːn; ˈhwɑːn)
pl n
(Placename) a group of islands between NW Washington, US, and SE Vancouver Island, Canada: administratively part of Washington

San′ Juan′ Is′lands


n.pl.
a group of islands in NW Washington between SE Vancouver Island and the mainland.
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But once you're bobbingserenely in 3-inch wavelets in the San Juan archipelago, you'll understand the deeper seduction: the kayaking life, in which you're no mere observer of the weather, the tides, and the marine life but a full participant among them.
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The San Juan archipelago comprises more than 170 islands, the remains of a mountain range that connected Washington to Canada's Vancouver Island.
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