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Looking Back

December 6, 2022

Christmas tree topper 2015

At Christmas time in 2015 the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce featured a community Christmas tree composed of stacked crab pots. This was the topper that year.

December 3, 2022

Bill enjoys Christmas Parade: 2002

The late Bill Mitchell, Anacortes muralist and historian, loved a parade! Here he is in the 2002 parade, busy promoting a fishing museum.

December 2, 2022

Christmas parade 2007

Anacortes High School Marching Band, Anacortes Christmas Parade 2007.

November 7, 2022

Unique breakwater: 50 years ago

Brother Nick Steen from Georgia shared this photo he took about 50 years ago! La Merced, serving as a breakwater at Lovric’s SeaCraft on the Guemes Channel in Anacortes. Also attached is a more up to date photo I took a couple of years back.

November 6, 2022

Logs through Pass: 50 years ago

I was excited this week to receive two images taken about 50 years ago by brother Nick Steen. The first was this photo of a classic tugboat towing a log boom east under Deception Pass Bridge. Will share the other image, also of the maritime variety, later this week. Thanks, Nick! (Now a resident of […]

November 3, 2022

Fog over the pass: 2005

Fog sweeps over Deception Pass Bridge, as viewed from Fidalgo Island. 2005.

October 28, 2022

Juicing up the arch

Electrical crew does their work on the downtown Anacortes arch in January 2008.

October 24, 2022

Fire engine saga begins: 1997

It was 25 years ago this week that I published an article detailing the efforts to restore a 1924 American LaFrance fire truck owned by the Anacortes Fire Department. That goal has since been met after many years of commitment and investment by a dedicated team of restoration supporters. In fact, the truck is often […]

October 18, 2022

Aerial Grand View Cemetery: 2006

Grand View Cemetery, 2006. You’ll notice this photo is pre-roundabout at the entrance to town.

October 17, 2022

Eagle release: 2001

I photographed this bald eagle in 2001 at the close of a successful rehab. The bird had been injured by a car on Whidbey Island, was released into the wild again when injuries were healed.

October 10, 2022

Scuba divers: 2001

From my archive of slides. Washington Park scuba divers and friends, March 2001.

October 9, 2022

PO boxes, twilight: 2017

Twilight in downtown Anacortes, September 2017. PO boxes as seen through front door on Commercial Avenue.

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