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In the News

June 1, 2020

Morning scenes at Ship Harbor

Always a great idea to start the day in one of this community’s natural areas. Today, Ship Harbor, beach and wetlands. I was pleased to encounter a couple of new feathered friends.

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May 29, 2020

Beautiful morning at Bay View’s Breazeale Center

I visited “sister city” Bay View today, across Padilla Bay from Fidalgo Island. Although the Breazeale Interpretive Center is closed right now due to the pandemic, its three trails are open. This facility, popular among students of all ages, is managed by the state Department of Ecology. It is located about one-quarter mile from the […]

May 29, 2020

Flower baskets beautify city

By this weekend the community of Anacortes will be even more beautiful than it already is, thanks to the effort of the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, the City of Anacortes and a team of volunteers. On Friday this crew installed beautiful hanging baskets on Commercial Avenue. With the trees and floral contributions of store owners […]

May 27, 2020

Class of 2020 faces on the street

Up and down this community’s main drag, banners such as these have been posted in honor of the Anacortes High School Class of 2020. Pictured here on a pole near the Commercial Avenue roundabout are Trevor Beaner, Lorenzo Adams, Cameron Berg and Anderson. Another down the street includes Drew Monson, Kaitlin McLaughlin, Jack Murphy, Quinn […]

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Looking Back

June 1, 2020

Aerial photo 1967

I received this photo from Lou Bergeson, a 1967 aerial of the area that includes March’s Point and the two refineries. Lou’s late husband Dick worked at the Shell Refinery (now Marathon) for many years before retirement. Thanks to “the original Anacortes refinery,” now Marathon, for use of the image.

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May 28, 2020

Port hosts Paperboys: 2009

The Port of Anacortes Summer Concert series was a new concept in 2009, when this photo of a crowd gathered to hear the Paperboys was taken near the Cap Sante Marina boat launch.

May 27, 2020

New art, New Wilson: 2007

This photo of a crew applying wall disks to art image on the New Wilson Hotel was taken in July 2007. The rendition of city namesake Annie Curtis was selected to adorn the south wall of the historic Anacortes building that now serves as public housing.

May 26, 2020

Eagle perches at Canoe Pass

It was 2013 when I glanced to the south cliff of Fidalgo Island from Canoe Pass Bridge and spotted this eagle. I have never seen an eagle on that snag since, so I am pleased to have this image in my archives.


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