Sekiu, Washington

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Sekiu
Census-designated place (CDP)
Fishing boats out for the winter in Sekiu.
Fishing boats out for the winter in Sekiu.
Sekiu is located in Washington (state)
Sekiu
Sekiu
Location in Washington and Washington state's location inside of the U.S.
Coordinates: 48°15′38″N 124°18′10″W / 48.26056°N 124.30278°W / 48.26056; -124.30278Coordinates: 48°15′38″N 124°18′10″W / 48.26056°N 124.30278°W / 48.26056; -124.30278
Country United States
State Washington
County Clallam County
Elevation 176 ft (54 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 27
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 360
Twin cities
 • Clallam Bay  USA

Sekiu is an Census-designated place in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Overlooking the west side of Clallam Bay and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, it is twinned with Clallam Bay, on the east side of the bay.

The term Sekiu first appears as Sekou Pt on Henry Kellett's chart of 1846. Sekiu was first settled in 1879 by J.A. Martin who attempted to establish a salmon cannery there.

Sekiu has a small year-round population and is known primarily as a summer tourist destination for fishing, kayaking, birdwatching and diving.

Salmon canning, leather tanning and logging were early industries here.

Sekiu Airport is smaller than William R. Fairchild International Airport, located in Port Angeles, Wash. It offers a 2,997-foot lighted runway with a visual approach indicator, at an elevation of 350 feet and a distance of a mile from Sekiu.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Sekiu has a marine west coast climate, abbreviated "Cfb" on climate maps.[1]

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