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September 15, 2020

Port considers marina “T” Dock changes

Port of Anacortes commissioners heard from staff recently a report detailing options for improvements at Cap Sante Marina “T” Dock. Those options include three designs that would range in cost from $2-$3.4 million. A volunteer Port advisory group indicated preference for the $3.4 million option, said Port Director of Operations John Dumas. This option would […]

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September 10, 2020

Boaters back in big numbers

It’s the water! Despite the decidedly negative impact of COVID-19 in the first half of the year, the Port of Anacortes said the number of guest boat customers at Cap Sante Marina rose dramatically in July and August. Port Director Dan Worra reported at a recent commission meeting that there were 4,084 guest boater nights […]

September 9, 2020

Cranberry kingfisher

“Bonus bird” on a weekday trip to Cranberry Lake in Deception Pass State Park was this kingfisher.

September 8, 2020

Morning on the water

Despite the distinct presence of smoke from eastern Washington wildfires, many opted to get outdoors Tuesday morning to enjoy some time on the water. The power boat pictured here passes west on Deception Pass, with Lottie and Bowman bays visible in the distance. Teen buddies gathered their fishing gear and headed for Cranberry Lake, as […]

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Looking Back

September 17, 2020

Adventuress on Fidalgo Bay

Anacortes guests enjoy a sail aboard the Adventuress, summer of 2016. What a beauty!

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September 16, 2020

Marina boathouse era: 2004

This photograph was taken in 2004, when covered boathouses were still permitted at Cap Sante Marina (then known as Cap Sante Boat Haven).

September 15, 2020

Downtown clock wears new crown: 2008

Seven years of work culminated in July 2008 with the “crowning” of a J.C. Leadbetter street clock on Commercial Avenue in front of the Brown Lantern Tavern. Addition of the brass finial was the dream of former museum director Gary Cline, but it took lots of partners to make the dream a reality. Tom Thompson, […]

September 14, 2020

Northwest textures: 2001

It was 2001 and I had purchased my first digital camera. A Canon Powershot. I pulled this image from a collection I called “Northwest Textures.” Madrona bark, one “tear” revealing green layer beneath.


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