Looking Back

June 1, 2020

Aerial photo 1967

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.

May 28, 2020

Port hosts Paperboys: 2009

The Port of Anacortes Summer Concert series was a new concept in 2009, when this photo of a crowd gathered to hear the Paperboys was taken near the Cap Sante Marina boat launch.

May 27, 2020

New art, New Wilson: 2007

This photo of a crew applying wall disks to art image on the New Wilson Hotel was taken in July 2007. The rendition of city namesake Annie Curtis was selected to adorn the south wall of the historic Anacortes building that now serves as public housing.

May 26, 2020

Eagle perches at Canoe Pass

It was 2013 when I glanced to the south cliff of Fidalgo Island from Canoe Pass Bridge and spotted this eagle. I have never seen an eagle on that snag since, so I am pleased to have this image in my archives.

May 25, 2020

Memorial Day 2013 in Anacortes

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 […]

May 22, 2020

Summer’s eve Fidalgo Bay: 2011

Sailboats on Fidalgo Bay, August 2011, as evening sun reflects off of the stern of an oil tanker on Fidalgo Bay.

May 21, 2020

Canoe Pass lights & shadows

This June 2013 photo shows a fisherman headed from light into shadows at Canoe Pass.

May 20, 2020

Tall ships love Anacortes: 2010

Tall ships Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington (right) at Cap Sante Marina during a 2010 visit to Anacortes.

May 19, 2020

Rowing Fidalgo Bay: 2012

Old Anacortes Rowing and Sailing Society rowers “Glide” past the gazebo at Cap Sante in the summer of 2012.

May 18, 2020

Waterfront Festival past

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.

May 17, 2020

Waterfront Festival flashback: 2004

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.

May 16, 2020

Light up the arch: 2008

Work to “light up” the arch welcoming guests to Historic Downtown Anacortes was accomplished in 2008 by an Island Electric team including John Tibbles. New lighting on the Commercial Avenue arch included LEDs and a spot on the central element.

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