“Viking boat” builder Jay Smith presided in November 2017 over the launch of yet another amazing vessel built in his Fidalgo Island shop. Master boatbuilder Smith apprenticed in Norway, worked in the Faroe Islands and Denmark, and studied under master boatbuilder Nils O. Ulset. The well-attended launch took place at Bowman Bay.
An archive photo from 2005 demonstrates how far we’ve come in terms of walkable pathways at the Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve adjacent to the state ferry terminal. The path from the parking area is natural but soon gives way to a wide gravel walkway, which then becomes a boardwalk. Just a few yards away is […]
These images serve as a reminder of the dramatic changes that have occurred in the Cap Sante Marina / Seafarers’ Memorial Park area since 2005. Among changes to come were new floating docks, new fuel dock, new boat launch, Anthony’s Restaurant and Cannery Building.
Wow. Almost 20 years ago now since my son and I made a visit to the new Experience Music Project (EMP) in downtown Seattle. The EMP, which opened in 2000, was designed by Frank Gehry with the late Paul Allen providing the bucks. Fascinating photo opportunities, inside and out.
I am saddened, here on Independence Day Eve, to come to grips with the reality that there will be no parade or related gatherings in our community this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. In an effort to ease the pain of this loss, I spent some time in AnacortesToday.com photo archives gathering photo memories of […]
A new twist on an old American tradition was a July 3, 2016 celebration at The Depot in downtown Anacortes, celebrating not only the Fourth of July but the City’s 125th Anniversary. The family friendly event featured patriotic music, a “cry” by Town Crier Richard Riddell, fun and games and a brief review of American […]
I’m already missing the annual 4th of July parade in downtown Anacortes. This photo shows crowd and giant inflatable firemen from Shell Anacortes Refinery fire department. The inflatables are a perennial favorite among children at the parade. In 2020, another COVID-19 related cancellation.