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Whidbey Island Maritime Heritage Foundation

Maritime Heritage and Sail Tours on Whidbey Island

Photo above  by Gary Mathieson

Whidbey Island Maritime Heritage Foundation was founded to preserve the maritime heritage of Coupeville, Penn Cove and Whidbey Island through education and public awareness.

The WIMHF proudly owns and operates the schooner Suva, whose carefully trained volunteer docents and crew members proudly operate Suva according to Coast Guard requirements for an inspected small passenger vessel. Whidbey Island enjoys a rich maritime history with countless stories dating back to the discovery of the island in the late 1700’s. It is our hope to gather all we can and share them far and wide, making new ones along the way.

To learn about joining the WIMHF, visit our Membership page.

If you would like to make a donation to help our Foundation achieve these goals, see our Donate Here page!

Business members supporting CMHF and schooner Suva

  • 11/28/2021 3:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In 2021, the Coupeville Maritime Heritage Foundation changed it's name to Whidbey Island Maritime Heritage Foundation, to better recognize the scope of our endeavors.  We are working at changing all the paper work and web references to recognize our new name, so please don't be distracted by seeing links to CMHF.  

  • 04/18/2020 3:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Updated: Jul 1, 2021

    WIMHF has been focused on the safety and well being of our passengers from its inception. We are acutely aware of the Covid19 threat, and remain vigilant in our efforts to minimize any risk of infection with our guests. Our ship is cleaned regularly, and surfaces with frequent hand contact such as the wheel are wiped down after every sail. Should you, or anyone in your party, feel ill on the day of your scheduled event, we would ask that you reschedule or request a refund. It is important for us that you enjoy your sail and important for you to stay healthy.

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Our Mission: To create awareness of the Maritime Heritage of Whidbey Island, Coupeville, and Penn Cove  through education of, promoting, and preserving its maritime traditions. 

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PO Box 532

Coupeville, WA  98239

Whidbey Island  Maritime Heritage Foundation (WIMHF)  is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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