How low can you go? Pretty darn far, apparently.
A recent KUOW report noted that there’s a place right near Stuart Island (the westernmost part of the San Juans) that qualifies as the deepest place in the state. We’re talking 1,400 ft below sea level.
Known only as the “Turn Point Special Operating Area” per boring government speak, KUOW wonders why this natural wonder doesn’t have a more memorable name like Mount Rainier or Poo Poo Point.
Visiting this mysterious underwater chasm would require a long drive from Seattle and a fancy submarine bus worthy of SpongeBob, but we can still give it some local love from afar.
Suggestions for the “lowest point” moniker coming from a super deep city that loves to brood:
- The Upside Down Space Needle
- Super Bowl XLIX’s Ending
- Our Eighth Grade Dance
- The Biggest Dark
- Smells Like Teen Spirit
Have any suggestions of your own? Send ‘em along.