They’re off!

Published May 17, 2010 / by Steve Berentson

Contestants respond to the starting gun at Saturday’s Quick n Dirty boat demonstration at the 2010 Anacortes Waterfront Festival. All boats completed the course without incident. Strandberg Construction (red dragon) crossed the finish line first, taking the grand prize in the wake of six hours of building. Supplies were limited to four sheets of plywood, six studs, 100 zip ties, 100 screws, two tubes of caulk and $25 cash. The event is a fund-raiser for the Anacortes Small Boat Center.

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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