According to the press release there are “fifty or more pelagic cormorants still on their nests, and some gulls will be successful. Other nesting birds will return to the island once the fire is gone.”
The fire on Goose Island that began Friday, June 26, is still smoldering after a second attempt to put it out. San Juan Fire and Rescue spent approximately 6 hours Monday and around 100,000 gallons of seawater on the fire, according to Steve Marler, fire chief.
Driftwood from Jackson Beach, an old limestone quarry cart from Roche Harbor, and a replica of the 1800s era kiln furnaces using authentic bricks and metal — these are just a few of the accents going into the Museum of History and Industry at San Juan Historical Museum.
Under the stage lights in the San Juan Community Theatre, a survivor of sex trafficking told the audience her story for the first time. A resident of Orcas Island for the past 11 years, she was forced into the sex trade by members of her family from the time she was 3 until she was 23.
A grass fire allegedly caused by a homemade firecracker started on Goose Island at 6 p.m. Friday, June 26 and is still smoldering. Goose Island is located off of Cape San Juan, between San Juan Island and Lopez Island.
The seven graduates came from all walks of life. Some recent graduates of high school, some finishing a GED years after leaving high school, and some continuing higher education they never pursued in their youth.
A spoonful of Macbeth, a sprinkling of Twelfth Night, a dash of Midsummer Night Dream, and you have a taste of Cymbeline being performed this summer in Shakespeare Under the Stars by Island Stage Left.
Local islanders at Lime Kiln State Park watched from the shore as a kayaker got out of his craft, put on snorkel gear and got into the water when orcas were nearby June 7. According to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, there are civil penalties up to $11,000 and other repercussions for feeding, harassing, or approaching orca whales within 200 yards.