I was excited the other day to receive old issues of the Anacortes High School “Rhododendron” yearbook from my brother. Among them was the 1935 issue, where I discovered this photo of senior class officers superimposed over a photo of Rosario Beach. Pictured left to right are Frank Barcott, Charles Weaverling, Bernice Affleck and Kenneth […]
I passed this “Centennial’s Flour” barn at Lake Campbell often on the way to and from my workplace in the early Eighties. Like so many other barns, it ultimately succumbed to the elements. I applied an oil effect to this image, scanned from a transparency.
This group photo was taken in July 2008 at the “Focus Fidalgo” Pier One project groundbreaking hosted by the Port of Anacortes. This project, which also involved the state Department of Ecology, was vital to a series of major upgrades at the Dakota Creek Industries ship yard on the Guemes Channel.
Owls in the wild have managed to elude me over the years, with the exception of a North Whidbey sighting and one at Mt. Erie. That doesn’t mean I haven’t had some great photo ops, however. I photographed this beauty a few years ago at the Skagit River Salmon Festival. Numerous birds were on display […]
“Viking boat” builder Jay Smith presided in November 2017 over the launch of yet another amazing vessel built in his Fidalgo Island shop. Master boatbuilder Smith apprenticed in Norway, worked in the Faroe Islands and Denmark, and studied under master boatbuilder Nils O. Ulset. The well-attended launch took place at Bowman Bay.
An archive photo from 2005 demonstrates how far we’ve come in terms of walkable pathways at the Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve adjacent to the state ferry terminal. The path from the parking area is natural but soon gives way to a wide gravel walkway, which then becomes a boardwalk. Just a few yards away is […]