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September 12, 2011

Swinomish Channel

This recent aerial photo illustrates why it is necessary to dredge the Swinomish Channel separating Fidalgo Island from the mainland of Skagit County.

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November 19, 2010

Twin spans

Deception Pass Bridge and Duane Berentson Bridge have common characteristics, other than the obvious transportation functions they serve. First, each provides a critical link to and from Fidalgo Island. Second, each “bridge” is actually made up of twin spans. While … Continue reading

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February 8, 2009

Sailing the Swinomish

My son and I spotted this sailboat heading down the Swinomish Channel, so we pulled into the county launch area under Berentson Bridge to shoot this image of the sailboat and a commercial boat tied up on the Fidalgo side … Continue reading

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August 19, 2006

Channel view

Pictured here is a blue heron, taking in the sights from a piling near the west shore of the Swinomish Channel. The channel marks the east boundary of Fidalgo Island, accessible by three bridges including the Duane Berentson Bridge pictured … Continue reading

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August 18, 2006

Channel changing?

If plans by the Swinomish Tribe continue on track, the neighborhood here on the Channel separating Fidalgo Island from the mainland will soon be home to a resort/convention center. According to an article in the Skagit Valley Herald, the tribe … Continue reading

July 13, 2005

Beauty beneath the bridges

Many people don’t even realize Anacortes is on an island. A small public boat launch beneath the Duane Berentson Bridge (actually twin spans) offers the opportunity to step to the shores of Swinomish Channel, the ribbon of water separating Fidalgo … Continue reading

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