John Wayne loved the Northwest because he could visit the area and not be hounded by autograph seekers, and he especially loved the Strait of Juan de Fuca . The Duke liked it so much he bought land on Sequim Bay and donated it for a marina.
The John Wayne Marina has 422 slips, a landscaped park and picnic area, and a bronze statue of the Duke as he appeared in the 1949 flick She Wore A Yellow Ribbon.
Rent boats here at The Bosun’s Locker (360/683-6521, www.portofpa.com/marinas/john-wayne-marina.html , 9 a.m.–6 p.m. daily). Bosun’s also sells John Wayne souvenirs.