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September 25, 2011

Sea of bikes

Stacked four rows deep from the Guemes Channel to the downtown arch were thousands of motorcycles parked while their owners enjoyed Anacortes and the 2011 Oyster Run.

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September 18, 2011

Evergreen State

It’s always exciting to reach one’s destination aboard a Washington State ferry, in this case the Evergreen State arriving at Friday Harbor.

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January 26, 2011

New terminal

Dog and owner take an afternoon stroll past the Guemes ferry terminal, which boasts a new building. The public is invited to an open house from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Friday, January 28.

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August 24, 2010

Yakima Mt. Baker

Summer months mean lots of ferry traffic. August means heavier traffic than usual, and Mt. Baker is more likely to make an appearance.

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August 23, 2010

Tillikum at DCI

Among several vessels currently under construction or repair at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) of Anacortes is the state ferry Tillikum, built in Seattle in 1959.

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June 10, 2010

Light traffic

A ferry departs the Anacortes terminal as a work boat makes its way to the San Juan Islands.

December 6, 2009

Ferry on wheels

A perennial “float” in Anacortes parades is this little ferry on wheels, a tribute to this community’s Sister Cities relationship with Sidney, British Columbia.

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August 19, 2009

Cruising in

A Washington State ferry approaches the terminal at Anacortes in the neighborhood known as Ship Harbor.

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February 28, 2009

Ferry arrives in Anacortes

A Washington State Ferry entering the terminal at Ship’s Harbor, as viewed from the San Juan Passage subdivision.

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December 12, 2008

Ferry silouette

Profiled against the afternoon sun Thursday was a small state ferry undergoing work at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI), the Port of Anacortes’ largest tenant. In the foreground are numbered pilings driven in preparation for new docks at the shipyard.

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February 16, 2008

Hiyu in Anacortes

Tucked in behind the Crowley vessel under construction at Dakota Creek Industries is the state ferry Hiyu. This vessel, with a maximum of 200 passengers and 34 vehicles, is part of the state ferry system’s Seattle fleet. Hiyu means “plenty” … Continue reading

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May 18, 2007

Throw out the lifeline

A life ring from the Guemes ferry, owned and operated by Skagit County. Here’s an idea for a great spring outing: leave your car at the Guemes ferry parking area, walk aboard and then take the short stroll to the … Continue reading

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