Deception Pass Bridge

As we traveled along the main north/south route on Widbey Island in Puget Sound, we saw signs for Deception Pass…quite an ominous name! Back in 1792, explorer George Vancouver gave it the name “Deception” because it had misled him into thinking Whidbey Island was a peninsula. In the 1800’s, the area was known for smuggling. The bridge was not built until 1935.

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