Looking Back

May 24, 2023

‘Spirit of ’98’: 2007

A look back at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) shipyard, January 2007. Out of water for work is the “Spirit of ’98” vessel from the Cruise West line.

May 19, 2023

Festival poster unveil: 2003

Refinery Manager Tom Smith (right) unveils the 2003 Anacortes Waterfront Festival poster during a Chamber of Commerce event sponsored by Compass Wines. Looking on are Chamber officers Mike Keller (center) and Steve Henry.

May 15, 2023

Kokua at Deception Pass: 2007

I love tugs, photograph them whenever I get the chance. This is a 2007 shot of the “Kokua” moving east at Deception Pass, Little North Beach in the background.

May 6, 2023

Days gone by: 2002

I used to pass this Lake Campbell barn often on my way to and from Anacortes. Family friend Irene lived just across the road. Sadly, the barn has since collapsed into itself.

May 2, 2023

Memorial Day: 2004

A photo and caption for Memorial Day 2004: “A recent poll showed fewer than 40 percent of Americans understand the significance of Memorial Day. I was pleased that in the Anacortes area alone, three separate ceremonies were held to honor those who have given their lives in military service to their country. Bud Lane, pictured […]

May 1, 2023

Canoe Journey: 2005

Photos from Canoe Journey, July 2005. Landing at Samish tribal facility, Weaverling Spit, Fidalgo Island.

April 26, 2023

Boat under bridge: 2012

This was among the first photos I took with my new Nikon DSLR in March 2012. Power boat moves under Deception Pass Bridge. I have since moved on to the Nikon D810. And there’s always a newer, shinier model with added features …

April 10, 2023

Channel separates island from mainland

East meets west in this 2012 image, where Padilla Bay meets the Swinomish Channel. To the left is Fidalgo Island, to the east “the mainland” of Skagit County. Linking the two are the twin spans of Duane Berentson Bridge.

April 1, 2023

Seahawks Centennial: 2006

Centennial fete. “Hundreds of people were drawn to Anacortes High School (AHS) in August of 2006 for a day-long celebration marking the school’s 100th anniversary. In addition to tours and class renunions, the celebration featured static displays in Williams Gym. This table featuring graduation photos from the Thirties was among the displays. Kudos to Centennial […]

March 30, 2023

Intricate pattern: 2015

Tidal area, March’s Point, Fidalgo Island. July 2015

March 28, 2023

Tulip flashback: 2018

Old time tractor amid tulips, North Whidbey Island, April 2018. Filter effect.

March 22, 2023

Sailboat race: May 2006

Spinnakers come out during a May 2006 sailboat race on Fidalgo Bay.

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