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Broken Point

The ferry turns westward through a maze of waterways, studded with rocks and wooded islets. Broken Point, a small cross-shaped peninsula, reaches out from the indented and stratified shoreline of Shaw Island.

A rocky point with a considerable amount of fracture on the north shore of Shaw Island is directly south of the entrance to West Sound on Orcas Island in central San Juan County. In 1872, this descriptive name was placed on British Admiralty charts of the San Juan Islands, and now is on U.S. charts and maps.