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First Ringing of The Orca Network’s Coupeville Whale Bell
Saturday June 3rd at 3:30pm
on the Coupeville Wharf
After much effort, energy, fundraising, and volunteer hours the Orca Network’s Coupeville Whale Bell will be UNVEILED and rung for the first time this Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 3:30pm
The antique (refurbished) bell, generously donated by Coupeville’s Matt Iverson, will be attached to a carved whale by Coupeville artist Jim Short. The carving was created in Alaskan yellow cedar. Regional Native American Tribal art and the late Roger Purdue inspired the bell’s carving, and the Whale Wheel at the lands end of the Coupeville Wharf.
Many thanks to the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce and the Port of Coupeville for their partnership and support!
First Ringing of The Coupeville Whale Bell
Saturday June 3rd at 3:30pm on the Coupeville Wharf
3:30-3:45pm Shifty Sailors perform
3:45pm: Introductions: Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association’s Executive Director Vickie Chambers
3:55pm: Official designations: Coupeville Mayor Molly Hughes
4:05pm: Significance to Penn Cove: Orca Network’s Susan Berta
4:15pm Group photo and symbolic ringing of the bell
NOTE: The Whale Bell is NOT THE SAME bell that was ripped off from the bench in front of Elkhorn Trading Company 15 Front St NW in Coupeville, Washington. IF you know of anything about the theft of that bell you can visit Elkhorn (15 Front St.) or call (360) 678-2250.