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.
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.
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 […]