It was late July 2005 when tribes from around the region participated in a traditional Canoe Journey that on this occasion led to the shores of Fidalgo Island. The Samish Indian Nation hosted this summer event, welcoming guests to their Weaverling Spit gathering place.
Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve (SHIP) on the northwest side of the city was created thanks to dozens of individuals and organizations working together to protect the wetland and marine ecosystems at this historic site. The Gilbane Development Company purchased the site and donated it to the City of Anacortes, which designed and developed an interpretive […]
Before a major environmental cleanup, there was the Enchantress, an abandoned work boat that was leaking fluids into Fidalgo Bay. On the uplands, and into the bay were remains of a plywood mill. Today the area serves as one of the popular spots along the Tommy Thompson Trail in Anacortes.
It was the summer of 2005 when Bill and Lynn Berry, owners of KLKI AM Radio, hosted a Chamber of Commerce “after hours” function. Berry was pleasantly surprised by Anacortes Salvation Army Corps officer Michael Paugh, who took the opportunity to present him with the non-profit organization’s “Media Award” for contributions to the community. Bill […]
It was fun to see 1957 Anacortes Marineers Pageant Queen Judie Lewis Zersen in the recent 4th of July parade. Following the parade, however, I found out her driver/escort was none other than her grandson, U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal John Malquist, age 20. Smiles all ’round!