It was a day of firsts Saturday for the Magic, a 127-foot yacht launched enroute to a new home on the Great Lakes. A few dozen folks gathered at Dakota Creek Shipyard on the Guemes Channel for the vessel’s christening and launch. She entered the channel from DCI’s syncrolift at about 4:40 p.m., then motored around the point to Cap Sante Boat Haven. A proud day for Northern Marine, Inc. and the Magic’s owners, Merlin and Carolyn Hanson of St. Joseph, Michigan.
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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