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 Haakenson. Bill Anders founded the flight/space museum at Bayview Airport in Burlington.
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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