LeoM's new Oak Harbor Page
"Welcome to Oak Harbor"
Welcome to the city where I grew up.
Oak Harbor is a community of 20, 600 people, which makes it Whidbey Island's largest incorporated community.
Oak Harbor was named for the many Garry oak trees that once covered this magnificant area.
Oak Harbor's success was due to two things. The building of Whidbey Isalnd Naval Air Station in 1942, and the completion of Deception Pass Bridge in 1935.
"Garry Oak tree"
The Garry Oak tree, shown in the picture, , helped give the name to Oak Harbor.
Click Here for more pics of the Garry Oak Trees at Smith Park.
Here's a picture of an old A6 Intruder.
This plane was the mainstay, which made Oak Harbor famous.
This plane was dedicated to the City of Oak Harbor. It resides on City Beach...
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Views of Oak Harbor Washington
"Views of Oak Harbor"
View of Oak Harbor, from Scenic Heights.
"Mt Baker with marina View"
Here is a photo that I shot from Scenic Heights, showing a view of the Oak Harbor Marina, with a great photo of Mt Baker in the background.
Here is another photo of Oak Harbor from Scenic Heights, with Mt Baker in the background.
Waterfront homes facing Oak Harbor Bay
"View of the Windmill at City Beach"
Here is a shot of the local landmark at City Beach. Oak Harbor was a Dutch community, back in it's hayday. Now that times have changed, it has a very ecletic diverse population, due to Whibey Island Naval Air Station.
"The Blarney Stone"
The Blarney Stone in City Beach, next to the Windmill. This stone, when touched gives you good luck.
I have touched it many times.....I'm still waiting for my luck to turn out.
This is the main road in Oak Harbor. Hwy 20, is the gateway into and out of Oak Harbor.
Smith Park, which is home to a majority of the Garry Oak trees.
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