Looking Back

October 19, 2020

The Pioneers album: “By Request”

When family from Oak Harbor acquired a turntable, they also scored on a collection of record albums from grandma. Among them was this one: “By Request,” recorded by The Pioneers. The album cover features band members posed at the iconic tree at the top of the Loop Road in Washington Park. The photo was taken […]

October 15, 2020

AHS Homecoming parade 2007

Those were the days! Who thought there would ever be a fall that didn’t include a Homecoming parade in downtown Anacortes? These photos are from October 12, 2007.

October 14, 2020

Dakota Creek aerial: 2011

A Summer 2011 flight over Anacortes included this photo of a busy yard at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI). State ferry on syncrolift.

October 9, 2020

Padilla Bay aerial 2015

Aerial shot of Padilla Bay, dredged channel for boat traffic at top of image. Swinomish Channel leads to bay from LaConner.

October 8, 2020

NW Career & Tech Academy: 2010

It was 10 years ago this month that dignitaries and guests gathered for the Grand Opening of the Northwest Career & Technical Academy in Anacortes. Recognize anyone in the crowd?

October 4, 2020

Seasonal fog at Pass: 2005

Each year fall brings fog to Deception Pass, offering a distinct look in an always photogenic setting.

October 1, 2020

Crowley tug Response: 2007

It’s always exciting to see tugs such as this one working local waters. This 2007 photo was taken from Curtis Wharf, Mt. Baker on the horizon.

September 27, 2020

City library under construction: 2002

This was an exciting time for lovers of the city’s public library. These photographs show construction status in March 2002.

September 24, 2020

Shell refinery once Texaco

The refinery now operating under the Shell Oil umbrella began operations as a Texaco refinery in 1958. It later transitioned to Shell ownership. The refinery next door, which began operations in 1955, transitioned from Shell to Tesoro to Marathon (current owner).

September 23, 2020

Now THAT is a prop!

A crew examines one of two massive propellers on the tugboat “Valor” at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) in October 2012.

September 18, 2020

BMW Oracle racing: Anacortes connection

This is an Anacortes waterfront scene in 2008. See the Anacortes Maritime Heritage Center for details about the vessel’s connections to Skagit County. According to Wikipedia, “BMW Oracle Racing won the America’s Cup on February 14, 2010, off Valencia, Spain, beating Alinghi 2–0 in the best-of-three series and becoming the first American syndicate to win […]

September 17, 2020

Adventuress on Fidalgo Bay

Anacortes guests enjoy a sail aboard the Adventuress, summer of 2016. What a beauty!

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