Featured here are “before and after” photographs of sections of the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges, currently in the midst of a comprehensive maintenance, repair and paint project under contract with the state Department of Transportation. The spans will ultimately boast a new, shiny coat of green paint, as evidenced on the east guardrail section of Canoe Pass Bridge connecting to Fidalgo Island. The massive white shroud is part of a complex system designed to contain debris from the chipping and sandblasting process. Paint work is also being accomplished behind the fabric walls, unseen by passersby. WSDOT contractor is Cekra, Inc. from Wilmington, N.C.
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.
Photos are available for use as prints and online use. Please contact me for pricing.
$12 for 5 X 7 inch archival print, mailing included.