Brown Island (Washington)

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Brown Island is a small, private island in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, San Juan County, Washington, United States. It lies just offshore to the east-northeast of the town of Friday Harbor, Washington. The island has a land area of approximately 70 acres (28 ha) and on January 1, 2008 it had a resident full-time population of 10 people.

Brown Island was named by the Wilkes Expedition in 1841 for the party's navigational instrument repairman, John G. Brown.[1]


  1. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6. 

Coordinates: 48°32′17″N 123°00′13″W / 48.53803°N 123.00370°W / 48.53803; -123.00370