Labor Day workers

Published September 2, 2019 / by Steve Berentson

It seemed appropriate today to share this photo of work taking place Sunday afternoon at Port of Anacortes Pier 2. Petroleum coke being loaded by a team composed of ship’s crew, local longshoremen, truck drivers and Port staff. The pet coke is a byproduct of the refining process at Shell Refinery, one of the largest employers in Skagit County. Have a safe day, folks!

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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