July 1st, 2024

Looking Back: 2003

It was Arts Festival weekend in 2003 that I encountered Steve Demopoulos trailoring the classic Anacortes Junk Company flatbed. Steve is the former owner of historic Marine Supply & Hardware in downtown Anacortes. The business was founded in 1924 by Steve’s grandfather, Mike. Steve operated the business with his father, Themo, until selling in 2017 to Roy and Lea Mayberry. This and neighboring buildings on the block are owned by the Port of Anacortes. For more local images from the past, visit the “Looking Back” section of this website.

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.

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.

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