Cap Sante Marina hasn’t always looked like it does today, as evidenced by this November 2015 image from Cap Sante. The “hole” in the harbor was filled with new floating concrete docks. Many other improvements have been made to this beautiful public facility by the Port of Anacortes in recent years.
Volunteer teams gathered in August 2006 to plant oysters in the bay area beneath the old Burlington Northern Railroad trestle on Fidalgo Bay (part of Tommy Thompson Trail). The Puget Sound Restoration Fund organization presided over the transport and planting of thousands of seed-bearing oyster shells. After dropping bags of shells one afternoon, crews arrived […]
Volunteers work on new Keith Shugarts Playground at the Anacortes Library in this 2003 photo. Shugarts was a teacher and P.E. specialist at Fidalgo Elementary. He died in 1984 at age 41 from ALS. This playground and associated picnic tables are located at the intersection of 10th Street and “N” Avenue.
One of my favorite “days gone by” events was the Steam Engine Show held for a number of years in downtown Anacortes. These photos are from September 2004. Included is an action shot of Anacortes musician Frank Orr, who has brought many a smile to his listening audiences over the years. Yes, and a bit […]
Loren “Coach” Anderson of Anacortes passed away Sunday, August 2 at the age of 84. What a legacy he left behind! Anderson discovered sports early in life and excelled at several including baseball and basketball, which he played at Seattle Pacific College (he graduated with 13 scoring records). Just out of college, coach/mentor Les Habegger […]
This 2005 photograph of the late muralist/historian Bill Mitchell takes on added emotional significance as those of us who love the Anacortes Arts Festival like Bill did come to grips with the fact that there will be no artists in the street this year. Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.