Lady of the Sea

Published June 26, 2003 / by Steve Berentson

Seafarers’ Memorial Park adjacent to Cap Sante Marina is a wonderful place to spend a summer evening. In addition to a monument listing the names of men who have died at sea, the popular park is home to the “Lady of the Sea.” This sculpture by Deborah Copenhaver was commissioned by the late Ray Separovich, identified on the scupture plaque as “mariner, father, public servant.” The woman, with a small boy hanging to her skirt, stands with lantern in hand. The plaque inscription reads: “Dedicated to those who work and play by the sea, and the families and friends who wait for them.”

About 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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