Wasp Islands

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The Wasp Islands are a group of small islands in the San Juan Islands of the U.S. state of Washington.

The name was given by Charles Wilkes during the Wilkes Expedition of 1838-1842, in honor of the sloop Wasp, a sloop of war commanded by Jacob Jones during the War of 1812.[1]


  1. ^ Phillips, James W. (1971). Washington State Place Names. University of Washington Press. ISBN 0-295-95158-3. 

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Coordinates: 48°35′41″N 123°1′39″W / 48.59472°N 123.02750°W / 48.59472; -123.02750