Visitors enjoy local history

Published July 13, 2018 / by Steve Berentson

British guests were among visitors Thursday at the Anacortes Maritime Heritage Center next door to the W.T. Preston sternwheeler. Among those pictured here are Steve Dunnett and Claire Stannard of Norfolk, England (center, standing). They are the guests of Anacortes residents Gary Hatch (kneeling), Duane Hatch and Lesley Hatch. Featured right now at the Maritime Center is a display titled “Puget Pulp Pioneers.” See museum.cityofanacortes.org for details.

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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