Looking Back

November 6, 2020

Leap of faith

This action shot of a Mt. Erie hang glider was taken in November 2016 from the county boat launch area at Campbell Lake.

November 5, 2020

POW/MIA Day: 2009

Somehow I missed this year’s recognition of Americans who were prisoners of war or are missing in action. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed on the third Friday in September. It honors those who were prisoners of war (POWs) and those who are still missing in action (MIA). It is most associated with those who […]

November 3, 2020

Community contributes to trestle rebuild: 2010

It was Spring 2010 when the community responded with more than $300,000 in contributions for the post-fire rebuild of the trestle on the Tommy Thompson Trail. A fire destroyed 300 feet of the half-mile-long trestle in 2009. Donations were made through the Anacortes Parks Foundation.

October 29, 2020

The old Ball house

The “Old Ball House,” long since gone, was once an icon on the north side of Highway 20 between Burlington and Anacortes. The late Wallie Funk, newspaper editor/publisher, once posed his two boys in the derelict farmhouse to create a seasonal card. No one injured in the making of the image.

October 23, 2020

Water treatment plant: Winter 2011

What a rare privilege it was to chronicle progress on the construction of a new Anacortes Water Treatment Plant from 2011 to 2013. The plant lies on the Skagit River in Mount Vernon, with water delivered by pipeline to Anacortes, other parts of Fidalgo Island and North Whidbey clients including the City of Oak Harbor […]

October 22, 2020

San Juan scenery

From a 2008 fishing trip, off the shore of Cypress Island. Look carefully and you will spot a bald eagle.

October 19, 2020

The Pioneers album: “By Request”

When family from Oak Harbor acquired a turntable, they also scored on a collection of record albums from grandma. Among them was this one: “By Request,” recorded by The Pioneers. The album cover features band members posed at the iconic tree at the top of the Loop Road in Washington Park. The photo was taken […]

October 15, 2020

AHS Homecoming parade 2007

Those were the days! Who thought there would ever be a fall that didn’t include a Homecoming parade in downtown Anacortes? These photos are from October 12, 2007.

October 14, 2020

Dakota Creek aerial: 2011

A Summer 2011 flight over Anacortes included this photo of a busy yard at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI). State ferry on syncrolift.

October 9, 2020

Padilla Bay aerial 2015

Aerial shot of Padilla Bay, dredged channel for boat traffic at top of image. Swinomish Channel leads to bay from LaConner.

October 8, 2020

NW Career & Tech Academy: 2010

It was 10 years ago this month that dignitaries and guests gathered for the Grand Opening of the Northwest Career & Technical Academy in Anacortes. Recognize anyone in the crowd?

October 4, 2020

Seasonal fog at Pass: 2005

Each year fall brings fog to Deception Pass, offering a distinct look in an always photogenic setting.

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