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Looking Back

September 28, 2022

Skagit barns: January 2009

Everybody loves barns. I would put a barn photo collection together … but that would take a lot of time. These shots are from the winter of 2009.

September 22, 2022

Chatterbox Falls: October 2005

What an incredible experience! A Fall 2005 trip to Chatterbox Falls, British Columbia with a men’s group from my church. There were two sailboats: Skipper Larry Stickles and the Makai and Skipper James Stover aboard the Autumn Light. Falls visible in the distance on a glorious sunny day.

September 19, 2022

Catching the wind: 2006

White sails, white-capped Mt. Baker. Spring 2006

September 6, 2022

Heron says ‘Hello.’

Great blue heron asserts territorial interests over visiting egret. January 2022, Ship Harbor, Anacortes.

September 1, 2022

Bill Mitchell boat mural: 2005

This is a photo of a section of one of the late Bill Mitchell’s murals: the City of Anacortes, a large public mural posted in 2005. The City of Anacortes was a passenger and freight vessel operated by Kasch Navigation.

August 30, 2022

Downtown welcome arch: 2005

It was exciting to watch this project develop in 2005. Loved the copper columns glistening in the sun.

August 20, 2022

Pretty bird: 2004

What a beauty. Parrot “performing” at Waterfront Festival in 2004. Part of a feathered cast built around pirate theme.

August 17, 2022

Beneath Berentson Bridge: 2008

Photo from Skagit County boat launch underneath Berentson Bridge, which links Fidalgo Island with the mainland. Named after Anacortes native Duane Berentson.

August 14, 2022

Lady Washington: 2003

The tall ship replica Lady Washington has been a visitor to Anacortes many times over the years. This shot is from August 2003.

July 26, 2022

Downtown arch May 2005

Superstructure of Downtown Anacortes Arch, Spring 2005.

July 25, 2022

Samish Elder Laura Edwards: 1983

This portrait was taken on September 24, 1983 at the dedication ceremony of the “Maiden of Deception Pass” story pole at Rosario Beach. I was commissioned by tribal leader Ken Hansen of Anacortes to photograph the event, attended by several dozen Samish tribal members including elder Laura Edwards. According to Leslie Eastwood, “Laura was the […]

June 30, 2022

Shell announces Anacortes decision: July 1953

It was 69 years ago next month that Shell Oil Company announced it would build a $75 million refinery in Anacortes. The decision represented a critical shot in the arm to the local economy, winning enthusiastic response from community leaders and citizens. A second refinery built by Texaco, followed with March’s Point operations beginning in […]

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