walk down the main docks....
walk down the main docks. There's the Coupeville Cafe and Harbor Store at the end of this dock. In this photo, my mom, myself (at age 12) and my sister are looking over at the seagulls scavanging for food along the shore.
Welcome to Coupeville
Here is a sign, that was posted on the wharf, for the town of Coupeville, Washington. Coupeville, which is a town located in Central Whidbey Island has a population of about 1,800 residents. It has more than 50 buildings listed on the National Hostoric Register. Coupeville takes a step back into 19th Century America.
It retains a strong sense of it's past through restored Victorian styled homes and businesses, it's old historic wharf, and reminants of it's old block houses, that are still standing today.
Founded in 1852, by a bunch of "City Sea Captains", for which one named after them., Captain Thomas Coupeville. the only mariner from that time era to sail a full-rigged ship through the churning waters of Deception Pass.
Coupeville is a historic place filled with crowd pleasing Arts and Crafts Festival, Concert on the Cove, and other fun-filled festiviities.
Coupeville is also the government seat for Island County.
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Here is a pic of The Alexander Blockhouse, with the Island County Historical museum to the right of the Blockhouse.
The Alexander Blockhouse was one of about 11 built in the mids-1800's. when pioneers feared indian attacks. gravestones dating back to 1853 are reminders of those adventuresome pioneers.
"Old Fishing House"
Here is a pic of an old historic fishing house. It dates back to the mid-1800's.
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Coupeville, Washington, USA
Location: 48° 22' North, 122° 68' West
Population: 1,723 (2000 Census)
Incorporated: April 20, 1910
Coupeville is a small seaside town located on Whidbey Island, in Washington state. Whidbey Island is located north of Seattle in the Puget Sound.
The first time I discovered Coupeville was in the summer of 1992 with my family. We had planned our summer vacation along the Olympic Peninsula and had to take a small ferry across Puget Sound from Whidbey Island to Port Townsend. We dropped by Coupeville before boarding the ferry. These pictures are from that afternoon.
The last time I went to Coupeville was also with my family, but it was in 1999. Not much had changed in the town - it was still cute! My fondest memory is probably eating ice cream while wandering around the town.