This photo of the Deception Pass Tours jet boat at Canoe Pass is from 2013, but you can still find the boat in the neighborhood, back in business now after a brief COVID-19 shutdown. This jet boat excursion business has one foot in Skagit, the other in Island County, which means they were able to […]
This collection features photos taken at Swadabs Park, created by the Swinomish Tribe at the site of ancestral village Txiwuc. The Swinomish Channel park features three pavilions resembling woven cedar hats, interpretive panels, and a native plant garden. The park was developed for the 2011 Canoe Journey/Paddle to Swinomish. Swinomish Tribal member and artist Cecelia […]
Scenes from Opening Day of Boating Season 2013, hosted by the Port of Anacortes at Cap Sante Marina. There was no 2020 event due to COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings. Activity on local waters is starting to pick up, however. Sunny blue summer days have an amazing power to draw folks out.
Sixty-seven years ago this week, local newspaper publisher Wallie Funk finally shared in his newspaper what he had learned earlier from sources who swore him to secrecy. On June 2, 1953, local paper carriers scrambled up and down Commercial Avenue hawking a special edition of the American Bulletin newspaper. The front page featured only four […]
I received this photo from Lou Bergeson, a 1967 aerial of the area that includes March’s Point and the two refineries. Lou’s late husband Dick worked at the Shell Refinery (now Marathon) for many years before retirement. Thanks to “the original Anacortes refinery,” now Marathon, for use of the image.