Periodic Community Efforts

There are occasionally community support efforts the Historic Waterfront will champion. Contributions are tax deductible and greatly appreciated.

Efforts listed on this page are vital and often urgent. Efforts are ongoing until titled as “Achieved”.

COMMUNITY NEEDS for your philanthropy 

June 2021 Whale Wheel RepairCoupeville’s iconic hand carved Whale Wheel’s 25 year old beach logs are mysteriously sinking and leaning. A new support has been engineered. Materials and on site archeologist hopefully will not exceed a $2000 dollar estimated budget! Safely give a contribution to this fund through our paypal acct. ALL funds benefit the Whale Wheel’s engineered repair. 

Read the history of the current Whale Wheel and past Salmon Wheel (now located in the Island County Historical Society Museum and Archives in Coupeville) visit the Whidbey News Times May 2011 article “Whales will replace salmon near the Coupeville Wharf” by Nathan Whalen


June 2021 – Current’s Fire Recovery: As if COVID closures, loss of business and restricted occupancy, haven’t been bad enough, Coupeville’s Current’s Bistro was hit with a fire on April 24th 2021.  After an unprecedentedly awful year of economic losses this funding will help with necessary deductibles and give owners Brian and Nancy a bit of financial relief in the form of strong community support. You can also safely donate to this fund through paypal.


Thank you for your interest and your support