Strawberry Island
The tiny Strawberry Island lies just off of western Cypress Island. It is part of the San Juan group. Strawberry Island, as with Strawberry Bay, was given its European name by Vancouver on June 6, 1792, in reference, presumably, to the abundance of wild strawberry that grew in the area.1
  • 1. Lynn Middleton, Placenames of the Pacific Northwest Coast (Victoria: Elldee Publishing Company, 1969), 199.
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Cypress Island

San Juan Islands

Strawberry Bay

The Colonial Despatches Team. Strawberry Island. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/strawberry_island.html.

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