Looking Back

September 24, 2021

Making music: June 2007

Unidentified boys playing stringed instruments at school concert: June 2007. Whitney School?

September 23, 2021

Classic outside Calico: 2017

Classic Ford truck, parked outside Calico Cupboard restaurant on Commercial Avenue. 2017.

September 21, 2021

Fresh crab for sale: 2009

Set up for sales in 2009 is Debbie Senff, a familiar face to those in search of fresh seafood.

September 17, 2021

Looking at a ‘slice’ of the past

This historic barn on North Whidbey literally provides a “look back” as construction and interior elements are visible from a public trail. Note stone foundation and outbuilding. The farm dates back to the 1900s. Not sure of the barn. Old Fakkema Dairy farm, now a working farm operating under the umbrella of the Whidbey Camano […]

September 16, 2021

Classic beauty off Fidalgo shoreline

The Adventuress, sailing west between Fidalgo and Guemes Islands. August 2015.

September 11, 2021

9-11 memorial in Cashmere: 2015

We went to Cashmere in 2015 looking for aplets and cotlets — and were surprised to discover this amazing memorial at a riverside park. “The Spirit of America Memorial is an interactive and educational tribute, honoring both the victims and those who risked their lives during the September 11, 2001 tragedy. The Spirit of America […]

September 10, 2021

A matter of time: 2009

A derelict boat on the Samish River, Spring 2009. Oh, the stories she could tell…

September 7, 2021

Shoreline changes: 2010

The Port of Anacortes has presided over several major projects at Seafarers’ Memorial Park. This scene, taken from Cap Sante, shows work accomplished in the summer of 2010.

September 5, 2021

Classic ‘Viking’ boat: 2004

September 2004: Anacortes and Bellingham residents worked with a production crew from The Discovery Channel on a documentary about Viking boats. Included among those working on the documentary were Anacortes craftsmen Jay Smith (center in photo) and Paul Thorne. Smith had been filmed over the course of a few weeks as he built a 21-foot […]

September 2, 2021

Copper arch columns: 2005

Before oxidation did its thing, the columns on the “Welcome” arch in downtown Anacortes shone bright in the sun. July 2005.

August 29, 2021

Swirls and sun

Inside looking up. Public art at The Depot in downtown Anacortes, May 2007.

August 28, 2021

Aerial of south Anacortes: May 2006

View from a May 2006 flight, pre-roundabout. Also note row of Grandview Cemetery trees that have since been removed.

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