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Quick facts for kidsMount Constitution
The observation tower at the peak of Mt. Constitution as seen from an unmanned aerial vehicle
|Elevation||2,399 ft (731 m) NAVD 88|
|Prominence||2,407 ft (734 m)|
|Location||Orcas Island, San Juan County, Washington, U.S.|
Mount Constitution is a mountain on Orcas Island, the highest point in the San Juan Islands and the second highest mountain on an ocean island in the contiguous 48 states. Only Devils Peak in the Channel Islands of California is higher.
A stone observation tower patterned after a medieval watch tower stands at the summit. It was designed by architect Ellsworth Storey and built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936. The tower offers panoramic views of the surrounding islands, the Cascade Mountains, and many Canadian and American cities. On a clear day, the view encompasses locations as diverse as Mount Baker, Mount Rainier, Saturna Island, and the cities of Vancouver, and Victoria, British Columbia. Mount Constitution lies within the 5,000-acre (20.2 km2) Moran State Park.
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