The Town of Friday Harbor is naming a street in honor of J2 the killer whale known as Granny. Estimated to be more than 100 years old, she was presumed dead last month after not being seen since October, 2016. She was the matriarch of J pod, one of the three pods that make up the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale Population. East Street will now be renamed Granny to commemorate the beloved whale. East Street is the steep one-block street next to the ferry parking lanes in Friday Harbor. It's between First and Front Streets.
"J2" will be included on the sign so the meaning is clear.