South Whidbey Record


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | Primer on Mutiny Bay beach

October 30, 2012 · Updated 2:32 PM

To the editor:

In connection with the article in the Oct. 10 issue of the South Whidbey Record and as the older sister of Frank “Muxie” Robinson, I would like to offer a minor correction and a bit of background to his plan “to donate nearly 300 feet of shoreline in Mutiny Bay to the public, Island County officials have confirmed.”

One of his children does live in London, but he has resided for many years in the Los Angeles area as well as having a home here on Mutiny Bay on property purchased in the 1920s by his parents Roy and Marguerite Robinson. The family had moved from Bellingham and built their home there in 1934. They later established and operated Robinson’s Resort in the 1940s which remained a popular fishing and camping area for many years.

My brother was four years old when the family settled here, he attended the two-room Mutiny Bay Grade School and later graduated from Langley High School. Until he left to attend the University of Washington, this beach was a much loved part of his home and playground. Many years later when he was able to acquire the property it became a cherished wish that the general public should be able to use and enjoy it as he had.

Betty Robinson (Gearheart) Maddeford


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