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.
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 […]
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 […]