Exterior finish work continues at the Commercial Avenue site of what will ultimately become a mixed-use building with apartments and office space, including the Anacortes office of Kelli Lang Re/Max Gateway, project owner. This site was once the home of Pilgrim Congregational Church, built in 1926 and demolished in 2021. Among many structural issues were […]
Scott Milo Gallery in downtown Anacortes will host the 7th Annual “Little Gems” Small Works Show featuring Plein Air Washington artists August 5 – 27, 2022. The show features 72 small works by Plein Air Washington members. The group offers many styles and mediums. Paul Kratter is the juror for the awards. Also on display […]
Heritage Flight Museum was founded in 1996 by William “Bill” and Valerie Anders. The museum’s vintage aircraft collection began with the P-51 Mustang “Val-Halla” and has steadily grown. In 2014, HFM moved to Skagit Regional Airport in Burlington, Washington. The museum currently houses 15 aircraft, several antique military vehicles, a library and many artifacts donated […]
Anacortes was well represented among those gathered at the July 23 Fly Day at Heritage Flight Museum. Pictured here is a formation of vintage aircraft flown by former astronaut Bill Anders and his sons, Greg and Alan. Also pictured with Alan (left) outside a hangar are Anacortes Mayor Matt Miller (center) and ex-Navy man Ernie […]
After recent work in drydock at Dakota Creek Industries the MV Tokitae is back at the Ship Harbor ferry terminal in West Anacortes. This ferry is a 362-foot, 1,500 passenger vessel that plays an important role in the Washington State ferry system. The ferry, built in Seattle, has two car decks (capacity 144 vehicles) and […]
With the roar of two U.S. Navy jets kicking off the event, the 2022 Anacortes 4th of July Parade roared back to life. It was exciting to see hundreds of people crowd the sidewalks of Commercial Avenue to enjoy this colorful parade. Following are a few shots for the archives:
This photo says it all about the 2022 City of Anacortes Independence Day parade: big audience, colorful participants … and even a state ferry at the north end of Commercial Avenue to remind us of our maritime heritage. Later in the day the community continued the celebration with the Port’s “Rock the Dock” event at […]
It was exciting to see the city’s vintage 1924 American LaFrance fire engine motoring up Commercial Avenue with Mayor Matt Miller riding shotgun. Thanks to the City of Anacortes for hosting another great Independence Day parade in downtown Anacortes!