Journal of the San Juan Islands


Mar Vista marina? Outraged by it all | Letters

June 6, 2014 · Updated 10:44 AM

Following is a copy of a plea to the permit department to reject the horrendous application for the new Mar Vista owners to be able to build a marina on the west side of San Juan Island.

Please help to make the residents of the island aware of this and ask all to contact the local permit department. Thank you.

To Whom It May Concern:

We have been visiting San Juan Island regularly since 2000, own a houseboat at Warbass Way Marina near the town of Friday Harbor and have been frequent guests at Mar Vista Resort… a definite “jewel” on the island.

At first we were very sad about the sale of the property, and then hopeful when the new owners were artists.

Our first shock came when they clearcut a vital portion of their property that had an impact on the local flora and fauna. Worse still is the idea that they want to establish a marina at the same location.

That is outrageous. It would have a severe impact on the natural shoreline and it is a totally inappropriate development at that location.

Please, please do not allow the owners to have such a devastating effect on the west side of San Juan Island.

Vera Wieland, Friday Harbor


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