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Summer boat tours explore Swinomish Channel history

The Skagit County Historical Museum has partnered with San Juan Cruises to introduce narrative tours of both the North and South Swinomish Channel, launching from La Conner.

Each is hosted by a local historian well versed in the history and the natural environment lining the Channel’s shores. “You’ve got someone there telling you what you’re seeing,” said Ann Maroney, the Museum’s office manager.

Maroney said Museum staff approached San Juan Cruises to implement the tour after Whatcom County had success with a similar idea with the company.

The tours are available Sundays through August. The r...


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