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Mt Constitution, Eastsound

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Mount Constitution is a mountain on Orcas Island, the highest point in the San Juan Islands and the second highest mountain on an ocean island in the contiguous 48 states. Only Devils Peak in the Channel Islands of California is higher.

A stone observation tower patterned after a medieval watch tower stands at the summit. It was designed by architect Ellsworth Storey and built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936. The tower offers panoramic views of the surrounding islands, the Cascade Mountains, and many Canadian and American cities. On a clear day, the view encompasses locations as diverse as Mount Baker, Mount Rainier, Saturna Island, and the cities of Vancouver, and Victoria, British Columbia. Mount Constitution lies within the 5,000-acre (20.2 km2) Moran State Park.

The prominence was named by Charles Wilkes during the Wilkes Expedition of 1838-1842 for the USS Constitution.
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  • We came here in June to escape the raging heat wave. The island was about 15-20 degrees cooler than back in the city. The views you get from the top are spectacular. It only opens up near the end... 
    We came here in June to escape the raging heat wave. The island was about 15-20 degrees cooler than back in the city. The views you get from the top are spectacular. It only opens up near the end...  more »
  • Finally went to the top and glad we did. Nice interpretive center and incredible views. The drive up is nice as well. Ho to the top of the tower fir even better views. Can get windy so be prepared. 
    Finally went to the top and glad we did. Nice interpretive center and incredible views. The drive up is nice as well. Ho to the top of the tower fir even better views. Can get windy so be prepared.  more »
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  • Excellent view of the surrounding islands and Vancouver, Canada.
  • What a view

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