Looking Back

February 21, 2024

Heritage Flight, ‘Hog Wild,’ 2021

Looking back to 2021, when grandson Jake took a number of photos at Heritage Flight Museum including these great shots of vintage aircraft “Hog Wild Gunner.” As noted in graphic, the museum’s 2024 Fly Day schedule is pending. Can’t wait …

February 17, 2024

Blue on blue: 2022

Great blue heron moves between pilings at Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve (SHIP) on the west side of Anacortes. February 2022

February 6, 2024

Leadership in athletics: AHS 2012

Among Anacortes High School graduates receiving diplomas in June 2012 were these three students, also named as recipients of the William “Bill” H. Taylor Award for leadership in athletics. Tom Thompson (left) was part of the selection committee that chose to honor (l. to r.) Alex Miller, Catherine Miles and Amanda Bessler with scholarships. The […]

February 5, 2024

Maritime art: 2010

I love this compass rose inlay on the main deck at Cap Sante Marina. This image was taken in the fall of 2010.

January 28, 2024

Thinking of Jules Verne: 2010

A deep sea diving helmet, glistening in the sunshine in a display window at Marine Supply & Hardware in downtown Anacortes.

January 25, 2024

Timber across port docks

A glimpse at days gone by. These images are from 1989, a shipment of Northwest timber being prepped and loaded at the Port of Anacortes. For a time the Port operated an onsite debarker operation as well.

January 20, 2024

‘Old Ironsides’ once visited Anacortes: 1933

Few people know that the community of Anacortes was once honored with a 5-day visit by U.S. Frigate Constitution, affectionately referred to as “Old Ironsides.” The masted vessel dropped anchor in Anacortes in 1933 during a rare Pacific Coast tour. A program from the event includes a note from Chamber of Anacortes President Ed Schwartz. […]

January 12, 2024

Trumpeters: January 2009

Trumpeter swans, Beaver Marsh Road. A frosty day, January 2009.

January 10, 2024

Shaker church: 2005

Shaker Church on Reservation Road near LaConner.

January 5, 2024

Engine and Machinery Show: 2012

Photos from the 2012 Anacortes Antique Engine & Machinery Show. Images include a model of the Adeline Foss, first named Flossie when built in 1895. The show was discontinued in 2015. Type “steam” into AT.com search engine to see more photos from the past.

December 23, 2023

Christmas radio broadcast: 2005

Back in the day virtually any community-wide gathering drew the attention of radio station owner/newsman Bill Berry. The local AM station owned by Berry started out with the call letters KAGT, later transitioned to KLKI. Berry, pictured here on the street at the 2005 Anacortes Christmas Parade, had a small staff including a news reporter […]

December 20, 2023

Beauties come and go: 2006

Sailboats on Guemes Channel, as viewed from Port of Anacortes Pier 2, 2006.

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