Looking Back

June 13, 2021

Gliding across the bay: 2004

This post was made in 2004 but I think the image might be even older than that. Rowers in the “Glide,” a beautiful wooden boat based at Cap Sante Marina.

June 12, 2021

Cherry Cherry: July 2013

Those were the days! Among Summer Concerts sponsored by the Port of Anacortes at Seafarers’ Memorial Park was this July 2013 performance by Cherry Cherry, a Neil Diamond tribute band. Lead singer Steve Kelly. Maybe again some day…

June 10, 2021

St. Merryfest offered ‘carnival’ excitement

Remember the St. Merryfest hosted at St. Mary’s Catholic Church? This from 2004: “Get your sunblock on and head for the annual St. Merryfest Friday through Sunday, June 18-20. The weather is supposed to be great for this annual event, which features carnival, food, games, pony rides and music on Friday and Saturday nights. Performing […]

June 9, 2021

Artist Point: June 2015

It was a glorious day in June 2015 when we made the trek to Artist Point in Whatcom County. Artist Point is located at the very end of Mount Baker Highway, State Route 542 and boasts 360-degree views of Mount Shuksan and Mount Baker, as well as access to a variety of trails.

June 6, 2021

Old Town from the sky: 2015

View of Fidalgo Bay, Cap Sante and Old Town Anacortes from the sky, July 2015.

June 3, 2021

4th of July parade: 2012

Mae-Louise Dopps as city namesake Annie Curtis in the 2012 Anacortes Lions 4th of July Parade. And she rides in a custom-built car from the Tommy Thompson train!

May 30, 2021

Memorial Day 2011

Pictured here is a “Traveling Tribute” scale model of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. This model was on display in the parking lot of the Swinomish Casino in August 2011.

May 27, 2021

Inaugural trip for IE5: May 2017

It was four years ago this week that the beautiful new IE5 catamaran operated by Island Adventures made its inaugural excursion to and from Cap Sante Marina in downtown Anacortes. The 98-foot vessel was designed by One2Three naval architects in Australia and built by Mavrik Marine in LaConner. It is one of several vessels in […]

May 22, 2021

4th of July Town Photo: 2018

A “slice” of the large crowd that gathered for an Anacortes “Town Photo” on the 4th of July, 2018. I see teacher, artist, U.S. Marine, parents and children. Special “characters” in this photo include former high school school teacher Harry Dawson (striped pants) and Mae-Louise Dopps as city namesake Annie Curtis.

May 17, 2021

Shell on parade: 4th of July 2012

Here’s hoping a Fourth of July parade in Anacortes will happen sooner than later. Good times, with “regulars” including emergency response teams from Shell Puget Sound Refinery. Everyone loves the giant inflatable firefighters.

May 16, 2021

Native American dancer: 1985

This boy was part of a native American dancing group that took part in the summer celebration of the Deception Pass Bridge’s 50th anniversary in 1985. The anniversary event featured a brief ceremony at the bridge, with a program afterward at Deception Pass State Park.

May 14, 2021

Fishing Pass Lake: 2013

My notes show that this trip went well for this Pass Lake fisherman, whose stand-up technique brought in at least one catch.

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