Weaverling Spit Discovery Point

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Weaverling Spit, thumb-like projection into Fidalgo Bay, and the March Point peninsula just across the bay have a rich cultural history. The story starts after the last ice age when the first settlers, Coast Salish ancestors, arrived to the area. Indigenous peoples found an attractive landing spot for foraging and summer encampments. Artifacts date found here date back several thousand years.

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Photo credits: Anacortes History Museum, Washington state Dept. of Ecology, Samish Indian Nation and others, as noted. Illustrations by Linda Feltner.