|The S.S. ISLANDER|
as published in 1910 with the news article below.
Photo by J.A. McCormick.
Original photo from the archives of the S.P.H.S.©
|The Olga Inn, Orcas Island, San Juan Archipelago.|
This same photo also published along with
the below news item. Undated photo, C. 1910.
Original from the archives of the S.P.H.S.©
A survey was made last year  for a new road from Eastsound to the summit of Mt. Constitution and the road has been partially completed. When finished it will afford a second easy and picturesque route to the summit of the mountain, but now, as for years past, the main travel by team is from Olga, and this route to the mountain will undoubtedly always continue to be a popular one."
From: The San Juan Islander 8 July 1910.
!910: In the same newspaper of 8 July, comes news of the then famous "Higgy", the Alaska bear cub riding as passenger on the S.S. BURTON from Bellingham to be presented to Mrs. Rice of the Olga Inn. The bear cub being a gift from her friend, the poet Ella Higginson. The plan was for the bear to released the next year with a hunt to be organized. And that is a story for another day.