I received this photo from Lou Bergeson, a 1967 aerial of the area that includes March’s Point and the two refineries. Lou’s late husband Dick worked at the Shell Refinery (now Marathon) for many years before retirement. Thanks to “the original Anacortes refinery,” now Marathon, for use of the image.
Flags were flying up and down Commercial Avenue in Anacortes as this seaside city joined countless other American communities in acknowledgement of Memorial Day 2013. Pictured here is the “Traveling Tribute” scale model of the Vietnam War Memorial. This model was on display in August 2011 in the parking lot of the Swinomish Casino. Anacortes […]
It was May 2007 when these representatives of Washington State Ferries (WSF) hosted an informational booth at the Chamber-sponsored Anacortes Waterfront Festival. The festival, a family-friendly celebration of all things maritime, has been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the COVID-19 pandemic threatening all traditional community gatherings, I thought it would be fun to re-visit some festivals past. These images are from the 2004 Anacortes Waterfront Festival, a Chamber-sponsored event focused on families and our maritime heritage.