Patos Island


Patos Island

Patos Island is a small island in the San Juan Islands of the U.S. state of Washington. The entire island consists of Patos Island State Park.

The name comes from the Spanish "pato", meaning "duck", which was given to the island in 1792 by Commander Dionisio Alcalá Galiano of the "Sutil" and Captain Cayetano Valdés y Flores of the "Mexicana". [cite book |last= Phillips |first= James W. |title= Washington State Place Names |year= 1971 |publisher= University of Washington Press |isbn= 0-295-95158-3]

References

ee also

*"Light on the Island" (book)

External links

* [http://www.parks.wa.gov/moorage/parks/mooragedetail.asp?location=Patos%20Island Patos Island State Park moorage] , Washington State Parks


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