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January 22, 2021

Dick Nelson: low profile, big impact

Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) co-founder Dick Nelson of Anacortes passed away at his home Thursday, January 21. Today DCI issued the following statement: “It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Dakota Creek’s co-founder Dick Nelson. He passed peacefully yesterday morning after a courageous battle with cancer. Dick taught us many things, but […]

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January 22, 2021

Fidalgo bays draw admirers

Blue skies have drawing power. Bowman Bay, Rosario Head, beach below. High tides, lots of driftwood. Weekend crowds are growing.

January 21, 2021

‘Hawk patrol’

Often on our drives from Anacortes to/from “the east side” we play a little game we call “Hawk Patrol,” counting hawks as we go. There are many hawks along the Highway 20 corridor, but even more when you travel into Skagit farm areas.

January 19, 2021

Wind damage at park includes large trees

For many, the extraordinary mid-January 2021 windstorm is in the rear view mirror. Not so for many public park crews including those on both sides of the Pass at Deception Pass State Park. A combination of rain-saturated earth and sustained high winds contributed to downed trees, limbs and branches. Winds knocked down trees on both […]

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Looking Back

January 21, 2021

Misty B.C. mountains

Nothing but wonderful memories from a men’s retreat via sailboat to Chatterbox Falls in British Columbia. Picture here is mist on the towering walls of Princess Louisa Inlet.

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January 17, 2021

Looking down on shipyard: 2010

View of a vessel under construction, taken during a Dakota Creek Industries open house aboard the new vessel “Cade.” November 2010.

January 16, 2021

Bridge boasts new look: August 2015

I like this photo. Had to work harder than usual on the angle. New surface and striping on Deception Pass Bridge, August 2015.

January 14, 2021

Samish welcome guests: 2005

It was July 2005 when Northwest tribes took part in a traditional Canoe Journey that on this occasion led to the shores of Fidalgo Island. The Samish Indian Nation hosted this summer event, welcoming guests to their Weaverling Spit gathering place.

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