July 19th, 2003

Happy ‘Wreck Day

One of the most important elements of the annual Shipwreck Day is the opportunity to see family and friends … and the “stuff” they score on during the course of a couple of laps up and down Commercial. My first photo here is of Dee Andrich, who snagged himself a fishing pole. Then there’s sister Cynthia (behind Foster Grants), whose lovely garden will soon boast a new birdhouse. Don’t know the folks in the next photo, but they were excited about showing off the mysterious contents of their bag. Finally, I got a big smile from Mallory Wold, who put in a hectic shift selling pounds of pastries from a sidewalk stand outside the Calico Cupboard restaurant. Just two more weeks to gear up for the Arts Festival! See you there.

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About Photographer Steve Berentson

A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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