Drydock project

Published July 10, 2006 / by Steve Berentson

Look to the wet end of Commercial Avenue these days and you’ll spot the superstructure of the state ferry Elwha, in town for awhile to undergo maintenance and repairs. Currently the vessel is in drydock, just outside the front door to Port of Anacortes administrative offices. Back in the day, the state ferry terminal was located at this site. Today the state ferry system is the largest in the U.S., and the third largest in the nation.

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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