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Not to be confused with Kamano Island.
Camano
Camano Island beach 01.jpg
A beach on Camano Island in Camano Island State Park
Camano Island is located in Washington (state)
Camano Island
Camano Island (Washington)
Geography
Location Puget Sound
Coordinates 48°11′N 122°30′W / 48.183°N 122.500°W / 48.183; -122.500Coordinates: 48°11′N 122°30′W / 48.183°N 122.500°W / 48.183; -122.500
Area 39.77 sq mi (103.0 km2)
Length 15.6 mi (25.1 km)
Width 0.75–6.6 mi (1.21–10.62 km)
Country
United States
State  Washington
County Island County
Demographics
Population 13358 (as of 2000)
Density 335.9 /sq mi (129.69 /km2)

Camano Island /kəˈmn/ is a large island in the Possession Sound portion of Puget Sound, located in Island County, Washington, between Whidbey Island and the mainland. The body of water separating Whidbey Island and Camano Island is called Saratoga Passage. Camano Island is separated from mainland Snohomish County by Davis Slough near the city of Stanwood. The island is reached via State Route 532 over the Camano Gateway Bridge in the northeast of the island.

There were 13,358 residents on the island as of the 2000 census, but the population peaks at 17,000 during the summer months with retired "snowbirds." The island has a total land area of 102.99 km² (39.77 sq mi), though it was larger before the Great Slide of 1825. Kristoferson Lake is the largest lake on Camano Island.[1]

Name origin[edit]

Camano Island is named for the Spanish explorer Jacinto Caamaño. Charles Wilkes, during the Wilkes Expedition of 1838–1842, named it MacDonough Island in honor of Thomas MacDonough for his victory of the Battle of Lake Champlain during the War of 1812. Following this theme, Wilkes named the body of water between Camano and Whidbey Island after MacDonough's flagship the Saratoga. When Henry Kellett reorganized the official British Admiralty charts in 1847, he removed Wilkes' name MacDonough and bestowed the name Camano, which the Spanish had originally given to Admiralty Inlet in 1790. Wilkes' name Saratoga Passage was retained.[2]

Events[edit]

  • The Port Susan Snow Goose & Birding Festival (Feb) [3]
  • The Camano Island Mother's Day Art Studio Tour (May) [4]
  • The Spring Art Show (June) [5]
  • Art by the Bay, The Stanwood–Camano Festival of Art and Music (July) [6]
  • The Stanwood Camano Community Fair (August) [7]
  • The Harvest Jubilee (Sept) [8]
  • The AAUW Art for Education Show (October)
  • The Stanwood–Camano Chili & Chowder Cookoff (November) [9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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KOMO News

KOMO News
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:28:52 -0700

CAMANO ISLAND, Wash. -- A normally short trip home from the beach turned into an hours-long affair for three people on Camano Island Friday evening after they got stuck in a tram. The tram runs on 200-foot track from the beach through a heavily wooded ...
 
HeraldNet (blog)
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:56:52 -0700

Snohomish County's first marijuana retailer may be opening in Smokey Point while Island County may get its initial stores in Langley and Camano Island. The state Liquor Control Board today released a list of 24 applicants receiving licenses. More will ...
 
HeraldNet
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:15:00 -0700

The Miller family, Aida, Sarah, Kevin and Forrest, perform outside their Camano Island home. Their band, Blueberry Hill, will perform at the Darrington Bluegrass Festival this weekend. Forrest Miller started playing banjo as an eight-year-old. Now 17,.
 
HeraldNet
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:07:30 -0700

A member of Friends of Camano Island Parks, Schroeder started up the Camano Wildlife Habitat Project in 2002. The National Wildlife Federation says Camano is one of the country's best backyard wildlife habitat communities, with more than 800 participants.
 
HeraldNet
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:07:30 -0700

CAMANO ISLAND — Investigators say they may never know why Riley Leif Ottersen leveled his gun at two people on Camano Island on Feb. 16. Ottersen opened fire, killing Bret Berlin, 44, and wounding a woman. The victims were sitting in a parked car at ...
 
HeraldNet
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 23:56:15 -0700

CAMANO ISLAND — The high-ceilinged, sprawling space inside the former restaurant, lit by sunlight streaming through a stained glass window, is expected to be a big change for the Camano Island Library.
 
Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:49:26 -0700

It's a question my 10th District seatmates and I have been getting a lot lately, after Island Transit decided to end its Everett Connector Route 412 commuter bus trips between Camano Island and Everett, beginning June 27, “due to funding losses.” ...
 
HeraldNet
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:07:30 -0700

Head north and you'll find Kayak Point Regional County Park in Stanwood or Camano Island or Cama Beach state parks. In between is Mukilteo's Lighthouse Park or Jetty Island, a short ferry ride from the Everett Marina. Looking to enjoy a picnic at the ...
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