Staff photo/Hayley Day Popeye is fed fish by Friday Harbor Seafood at the Port of Friday Harbor. Note that it is illegal to feed, touch, or harass marine mammals. Violations of the Marine Mammal Protection Act can result in fines ranging up to $10,000

Visits with Popeye the harbor seal

On Friday, June 23, Popeye, the harbor seal, visited islanders and guests at the Port of Friday Harbor. According to www.visitsanjuans.com, Popeye has been spotted in Friday Harbor since 1995.

In 2005, the Port of Friday Harbor commissioned a sculpture of her, which stands in Fairweather Park, near the main dock entrance.

 

Staff photo/Hayley Day Popeye greets those near Friday Harbor Seafood at the Port of Friday Harbor.

Staff photo/Hayley Day Popeye is fed fish by Friday Harbor Seafood at the Port of Friday Harbor.

Staff photo/Hayley Day Popeye is fed fish by Friday Harbor Seafood at the Port of Friday Harbor.

Staff photo/Hayley Day Popeye draws a crowd near Friday Harbor Seafood at the Port of Friday Harbor.