WATERFEST 2016The Penn Cove Water Festival 

annual tribal canoe races, Native arts and crafts, demonstrations, storytelling, dance performances, artist demonstrations, authentic Native foods, children’s activities, and exhibits and displays. 


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Explore historic Coupeville through our bonus history site.  Click on a building and read its history. The site was built by the Whidbey Island 4-H Club AV project – we’re proud and thank them for site and the work they do updating it.  Our 4-H clubs are the best! 



Help to provide rainy day funds for the Coupeville Wharf.  Our port budget often gets hit by storm and aging damage to the wharf building and gang way leading to it.

A couple of years ago the fuel dock (for boats) ripped off, and floated away. And dead heads (floating logs) have breached the under carriage at high tide and done their own ripping now and then too.

One of the most important maritime history building’s in the state of Washington needs your support. Help shore up the unexpected through Pennies For Preservation. Online contributions accepted.

IMG_2524Most recently (2016) a study gauged needed piling replacements at $500,000.  It is imperative that the Coupeville Wharf be preserved for generations to come. All size contributions accepted and needed. Please contribute today.

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3 thoughts on “Home”

  1. Anonymous said:

    Whoever maintains this website does a good job! Keep up the good work.

  2. Robin Hertlein said:

    I’m out of town, but I heard that Vickie is looking for a copy of last year’s grant application. Please send me your email address and I can forward a copy to you.

  3. same as above said:

    Ditto on maintaining a great website! Thank you all. Here’s a copy of Letter to Whidbey Examiner: Most of our heart and soul still resides in Coupeville. . . and will forever.

    How profoundly grateful we are for the dedication of Charlotte’s Bench. Only Charlotte could anchor her family and embrace a whole town as she did.

    Thank you all for giving the embrace back.

    Sincerely (Wow! We couldn’t mean it more.),
    Maury and Julie (Christensen) Fielding