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Looking for a peaceful and private getaway? We have an ideal waterfront accommodation here on Shaw Island. Our charming 1900's vintage cottage, which sleeps 4-6, is newly refurbished and provides a cozy and inviting atmosphere with stunning views of Harney Channel from the glassed-in "wheelhouse." Picnic on the lawn while viewing the activity in Harney Channel. Enjoy the resident herons, eagles, cormorants, otters, and seals, and keep a lookout for the occasional whale. For more information, please visit: www.vrbo.com/334848.

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February 2014
The store has closed for the season and will reopen in May.

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Welcome to the Shaw General Store online!

A walk through the door of the Shaw General Store is like a walk back in time. If ever a store had character, this is the one. Started in 1898, the store is one of the oldest businesses in the San Juan Islands and indeed in Washington State. Situated right on the water, it offers breathtaking views.

The staff at Shaw General Store

Original island fir floors, antiques, and island memorabilia welcome you as you dream of the good old days. Sit and drink an espresso or enjoy a fresh deli sandwich and ice cream cone in the former post office in back as you watch the ferry go by.

The Shaw General Store carries everything from nails to gourmet groceries and specializes in local and organic products. We encourage local producers - locally made groceries, produce, wine, clothing and gifts are featured here.

Located right at the Shaw Island ferry landing, with a small marina, it has been called the best store for boaters in the San Juan Islands. Easy access and friendly, personal service await your boating or ferry visit to the Shaw General Store.