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In the News

June 2, 2023

Lady Washington: timeless classic

Tall ship replica “Lady Washington” is in Anacortes for the 2023 Waterfront Festival! This beauty, a perennial favorite in Anacortes, is based out of Grays Harbor. Tickets are available online for excursions out of Cap Sante Marina. These photos were taken dockside, and from the Cap Sante viewpoint. For details about ship and schedule, click […]

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June 1, 2023

Osprey days

Ospreys, otherwise known as “seahawks,” are making themselves known all over the city these days. My sightings within the past week have been at Ship Harbor, Cap Sante Marina and AHS Memorial Plaza overlooking the stadium. An amazing, beatiful bird with a distinctive call.

May 31, 2023

Sunny day scenes from Rosario

What a joy it is to live just a few minutes away from island gems such as this: Rosario Beach. On this hike I encountered a couple visiting from Seattle and a young man scoping the area for fishing spots. A few folks stopped to take a view seat on the trail to Bowman Bay.

May 30, 2023

Legion hosts Memorial Day event

About three dozen people gathered Monday, May 29 at Grand View Cemetery for a program in honor of Memorial Day. The morning event was led by American Legion officer Wally Garland, an Army veteran. Providing music were bugler Patrick Mooney and soloist Betsy Mosely. Garland delivered an opening prayer and remarks. The Legion then moved […]

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Looking Back

May 24, 2023

‘Spirit of ’98’: 2007

A look back at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) shipyard, January 2007. Out of water for work is the “Spirit of ’98” vessel from the Cruise West line.

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May 19, 2023

Festival poster unveil: 2003

Refinery Manager Tom Smith (right) unveils the 2003 Anacortes Waterfront Festival poster during a Chamber of Commerce event sponsored by Compass Wines. Looking on are Chamber officers Mike Keller (center) and Steve Henry.

May 15, 2023

Kokua at Deception Pass: 2007

I love tugs, photograph them whenever I get the chance. This is a 2007 shot of the “Kokua” moving east at Deception Pass, Little North Beach in the background.

May 6, 2023

Days gone by: 2002

I used to pass this Lake Campbell barn often on my way to and from Anacortes. Family friend Irene lived just across the road. Sadly, the barn has since collapsed into itself.


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