Yesterday on a hike at Rosario Beach I decided to examine and record some of the details carved into LaConner sculptor Tracy Powell’s “Maiden of Deception Pass” story pole, commissioned by the Samish Indian Nation in the early Eighties. An incredible piece of work.
It is fascinating to watch crews work on the twins spans at Deception Pass Bridge. Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has contracted for the painting of the iconic bridges, with scope of work including paint removal and some repair. Each bridge is “wrapped” for the painting process, and to prevent debris from falling into […]
I’m guessing most area parks were busy Tuesday as sunshine and spring break prompted people to get outside! At Rosario I spotted picnickers, beach walkers, tidepool explorers, kayakers, fishermen, families … and even a couple of small dogs sharing a paddleboard with their favorite human (definitely on a short leash). It was great to have […]
Monday morning is bustling for the Port of Anacortes. On the Guemes Channel, crews load the Amber Star with petroleum coke from the Shell Refinery while the San Juan Enterprise prepares to take on a load. At Cap Sante Marina there is less contractor equipment in the water as a new “A” Dock moves closer […]
From April 2 – May 4 Scott Milo Gallery in downtown Anacortes will host the 5th Annual Tulip Poster Artists, Past & Present. The gallery features bright, energetic oils by 2021 Tulip Festival poster artist Jennifer McGill. Also showing are oils by Alfred Currier, poster artist for 1998; color still life photographs by 2000 & […]
Contract workers continued work at Deception Pass Bridge today, preparing support structure for wraps that will be hung before chipping and sandblasting begins on the steel span. These images include workers at north and south ends of the bridge, about 180 feet above the water. The project requires closure to one lane from time to […]