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Beckett Point is a small sand spit jutting out into northeastern Discovery Bay, about ten miles from the city of Port Townsend in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. The Point is owned by the Beckett Point Fisherman's Club, which leases out approximately 100 homes. Many of the families have lived there for several generations, fishing salmon, crab, and shrimp.

Home to approximately 81 species of plants, the point contains a rare remnant of the region's original prairie ecosystem.


Beckett Point was named by George Vancouver in 1792. Vancouver also named Discovery Bay, Washington for his ship, Puget Sound and Whidbey Island for crew members and Vancouver Island for himself. Many, many other places in the Pacific Northwest are named by him and his crew. It is likely that someone named "Beckett" was part of his crew.

Beckett Point Fisherman's Club has owned Beckett Point since June 27, 1939 when the club was founded by:

  • Lyall L. Arey
  • Bruce Blevins
  • Bert Carr
  • Roy Dale
  • Cecil Guptill
  • H. L. Hirtzler
  • S. L. Lockhart
  • N. W. Raynor
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