January 11th, 2024

Waterfront bustles with winter activity


Anyone who wonders about the health of the maritime industry in Anacortes needs only visit the Guemes Channel waterfront in downtown Anacortes. Featured here are Wednesday scenes from Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) boatyard and Port of Anacortes docks. B.C. ferry “Coho,” a periodic “client” at DCI, is currently in drydock, visible from Commercial Avenue. Other ships include a vessel being loaded with petroleum coke at Port of Anacortes Pier 2. There are hundreds of jobs associated with this industry. (Some photos taken from Port docks, others from the cupola atop the Majestic Inn & Spa in downtown Anacortes)

Steve Berentson

About Photographer Steve Berentson

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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