Looking Back

March 13, 2021

Cap Sante boat lift: 2007

Project manager Jenkins Dossen (center) of the Port of Anacortes checks progress on the installation of a new boat launch at Cap Sante Marina. February 2007.

March 8, 2021

Snow geese: March 2002

Snow geese, Best Road, March 2002. This would be a great image to create a custom puzzle.

March 7, 2021

Union out of water: 2005

The “Union,” to this day tucked away behind a chain link fence on 3rd Street in downtown Anacortes.

March 3, 2021

View home now gone: 2005

Beautiful shoreside home down a memory. Fifth Street home looking over Fidalgo Bay at base of Cap Sante, March 2005.

March 1, 2021

Ship Harbor & environs: 2011

August 2011 aerial of Ship Harbor state ferry terminal. Note construction in San Juan Passage and Portalis residential communities.

February 28, 2021

Ship Harbor wetlands: 2004

Ship Harbor wetlands, February 2004, as viewed from ferry terminal staging area. Residential construction prep visible on the hills above. This area became Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve (SHIP), with beach access and features including boardwalk and interpretive signage.

February 25, 2021

Biz Point perspective: 2006

View from Biz Point, Fidalgo Island, May 2006.

February 21, 2021

Guemes Channel dockhouse: 2006

Evidence that I have dabbled with art effects before. Dock house on Guemes Channel, October 2006, with watercolor effect.

February 14, 2021

March’s Point tracks: 2000

Twenty years ago I took this photograph of the Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad tracks on March’s Point. The tracks once passed over Fidalgo Bay to downtown Anacortes. Today the trestle from that abandoned line serves as part of the Tommy Thompson Trail. The train delivers crude oil from North Dakota to the Marathon Refinery.

February 13, 2021

Snow at the Pass: January 2020

Thirteen months ago today I shot this photo at Deception Pass on the way to Oak Harbor. My driver/friend was gracious enough to pull over to give me a few minutes. And today, the snow is back!

February 12, 2021

Lighting it up: Dakota Creek 2004

It was 17 years ago last month that I took this photo of a welder working on the hull of a boat at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) on the Anacortes waterfront.

February 11, 2021

Altair-Americus Memorial Park: 1991

Sunday, February 14 marks 38 years since the tragic loss of Anacortes-based crab fishing boats “Altair” and “Americus” and their 14 crewmembers in a Bering Sea storm. A tribute plaque to those who died in the 1983 accident was dedicated in 1991. It stands near the W.T. Preston sternwheeler and Cap Sante Marina. (Photo from […]

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