Ebey Reserve

In 1851, Colonel Isaac Neff Ebey was among the first of the permanent settlers to the island, but his life was cut short in 1857 when he was slain by northern coastal Indians seeking revenge for the killing of one of their own chieftains.  Today some farmers of Central Whidbey still ploy land claims established […]

Coupeville Washington

Coupeville  is located on the south side of a sheltered inlet known as Penn Cove on Central Whidbey Island, facing east on Saratoga Passage.  It was once the site of three lower Skagit tribal village and in 1850s the area was settled by sea captains and farmers.  Coupeville was named for a sea captain, Thomas […]