A small community south of the town of West Sound on the middle lobe of Orcas Island in central San Juan County. The place was named Orcas Island in 1873 for the island on which it is located. On November 2, 1898, the name was shortened to its present form.
Today, the Lieber Haven Resort and Marina offers waterfront lodging at the landing. A wooden dock remains, extending into the small, protected bay of Obstruction Pass. The dock continues to serve charters, water taxis and small passenger-only ferries as well as offering short-term boat moorage for visitors. Next to the dock is Orcas Island’s only public boat launch.