Elk Island

Elk Island

Old map. Elk Isle

Elk Island on an old map

Elk Island. Old lithograph

Elk Island on an old lithograph

Legend of Wheezin' Ed.00

The Elk Island Times

Skagit Island

Skagit Island

Elk Island is a secluded isle in the middle of the Skookumchuck River.

The transportation between the island and the mainland is carried out by Sheena's uncle Earl, a boatman.

In the past, a dispute over the island between the Revolutionary and the British armies erupted into a so-called “Pig War.”

Places of interest:

  • A cave that is said to be haunted by Wheezin' Ed, who buried his treasure there. The cave was also used by Vic and Morrie when they were making counterfeit pennies.
  • The home of Agatha Caulfield, a famous children's writer who does not like visitors.
  • Replica of the British Fort Porcero, used for the annual Pig War to commemorate the conflict with the British.

There was a newspaper, The Elk Island Times, named after the island.

Elk Island is most likely based on real-life Skagit Island, which is seen from Snee-Oosh beach (to the north from Seattle).

Elk Island, according to Gerald in the episode "Wheezin' Ed", is located on the Skookumchuck River. Skookumchuck is a word in the Chinook Jargon (from Skookum = "strong" and chuck = "water") meaning "rapids" or "whitewater". It can mean any rapids, but in coastal usage refers to the powerful tidal rapids at the mouths of most of the major coastal inlets.