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.
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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
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San′ Juan′ Is′lands


n.pl.
a group of islands in NW Washington between SE Vancouver Island and the mainland.
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The 24/7 air medical helicopter, pilot and medical crew, will be based on location at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center, serving Coupeville and nearby communities, but also the broader Puget Sound Region including the San Juan Islands.
I'd love to live in the San Juan Islands in Washington State.
The exception was the snake found on Turtleback Mountain, Orcas Island (San Juan County) in the San Juan Islands in 2007 (O'Donnell and McCutchen 2008).
San Juan Islands, WASHINGTON THE picturesque San Juan Islands, just off America's north-west Pacific coast, right on the border with Canada, are considered a haven for wildlife.
TUESDAY Martin Clunes: Islands Of America ITV, 9pm The presenter travels 1,500 miles to the San Juan Islands in Washington State, just off America's North West Pacific coast, on the border with Canada.
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It follows claims of another ceremony on the singer's yacht in the San Juan islands last month.
Some concerns about fish-farming were heightened this summer after pens holding an estimated 305,000 Atlantic salmon were damaged at a fish farm in the San Juan Islands, a Washington State island chain that faces Vancouver Island, allowing some of the fish to escape.
Stock up on picnic provisions, then drive about 90 minutes north to Taylor Shellfish Farms on Samish Bay, where you can round out your picnic with fresh oysters, clams, and mussels and enjoy it all at a table outside that looks out at the San Juan Islands. sfmamarkets.com; taylor shellfishfarms.com.
Company operations director John Gowey said the plane left from its dock at Seattle's South Lake Union for the 45-minute flight to the San Juan Islands.
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