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February 21, 2020

Two of six Navy tugs

  Currently under construction at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) are tugboats for the U.S. Navy. Two of six tugs under order are pictured here, with another photo of a pilot house that will ultimately be lifted into place. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd., these 90-foot tugs will be used by the Navy to perform ship-handling […]

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February 20, 2020

Arts Festival deadlines ahead

Applications for 2020 Anacortes Arts Festival booth artisans, juried fine artists, food vendors and food trucks are now online. Deadlines are: Booth Artisans, March 4; Juried Fine Art, April 1; Food Applicants, April 23. See website for details.

February 18, 2020

Bridge arch under wraps

What almost appears to be white bandages is a protective “catch fabric” spread beneath Canoe and Deception Pass bridges during an extensive repair and paint project. This photo of Canoe Pass Bridge was taken from the North Beach area of Deception Pass State Park, Whidbey Island.

February 16, 2020

Sea kayakers take on waves

I was surprised to find dozens of people at Deception Pass Park beaches on a cold, windy day. So you can imagine my shock when I discovered four sea kayakers PURPOSELY headed into choppy waters between Whidbey, Fidalgo and Deception islands. It turns out the Bellingham foursome was made up of experienced kayakers including Junior […]

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Looking Back

February 21, 2020

Wyman’s Marina 2009

It was already closed and literally on the way out, but this 2009 photo shows tiny Wyman’s Marina (previously Robinson’s) on the Guemes Channel in Anacortes (white buildings). Part of the privately owned marina was disassembled by this time, and ultimately demolished as part of a mitigation project by the Port of Anacortes. The blue […]

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February 20, 2020

Anacortes brewmaster

Allen Rhoades of Anacortes Brewery mixes a batch in this February 2009 photo at the Commercial Avenue business. Rhoades is co-owner of Rockfish Restaurant as well, as serves as Chairman of the Washington Brewers Commission (WBC). He also is an instructor at the Mount Vernon campus of Skagit Valley College.

February 19, 2020

Boat launch upgrade: March 2007

Ribbon cutting ceremony at new trailer boat launch, Cap Sante Marina, March 2007. Port project manager Jenkins Dossen (center) wields the ceremonial scissors. A big day for Anacortes boating!

February 18, 2020

Anacortes Fire foursome: 2000

Pictured here in a January 2000 photo opp are Anacortes Fire Department’s Dan Harju, Betty Burgess, Rick Austin and Richard Curtis. (Thanks for ID assist from former Mayor Dean Maxwell.)

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