Flattop Island

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Flattop Island is an island in the San Juan Islands of the U.S. state of Washington.[1]

The name was given by Charles Wilkes during the Wilkes Expedition of 1838-1842, describing the island's terrain.[2] During World War II, the island was used for practice bombing, using sacks of flour.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Flattop Island
  2. ^ Phillips, James W. (1971). Washington State Place Names. University of Washington Press. ISBN 0-295-95158-3. 
  3. ^ Reigel, page 519

Coordinates: 48°38′49″N 123°04′59″W / 48.64694°N 123.08306°W / 48.64694; -123.08306