Looking Back

December 26, 2021

Snow fun in the past

These photos are from 2005, 2008 and 2016. Snow and ice bring the kids out every time! I’m looking for opportunities for more action shots this week.

December 21, 2021

Guemes ferry makes the crossing: 2018

I added an effect to this image of the Guemes ferry, just out of the Anacortes terminal.

December 13, 2021

Anacortes Vintage Show: 2018

“Christmasy things” were prominent at the 2018 Anacortes Vintage Show in the Port Transit Shed Event Center. Merchants from far and wide … and local too.

December 11, 2021

‘Celebration of Trees’ fundraiser: 2007

Christmas past. A few photos from December 2007, when the Island Hospital Foundation and the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce hosted the “Celebration of Trees: Magic of Christmas” fundraising event. The Port of Anacortes was a partner as well, providing the Transit Shed as a venue, and the Ives Family lent Frosty the Snowman cutouts.

December 10, 2021

Snowy December day: 2008

Snow is the exception rather than the rule on Fidalgo Island. A bit of sleet yesterday inspired me to search the files, where I located these images from December 2008.

December 8, 2021

Rare senatorial visit: December 2004

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell heard on December 16, 2004 about Dakota Creek Industries’ (DCI) plans to write a new chapter in the city’s marine industrial history book. During a two-hour visit Sen. Cantwell listened to a presentation by the Port of Anacortes. She then asked a series of questions regarding DCI’s expansion/modernization plans and visited […]

December 6, 2021

Issaquah in dry dock: 2002

State ferry Issaquah out of the water for maintenance, Dakota Creek Industries, Port of Anacortes Pier 1.

December 3, 2021

City celebrates new arch: July 2005

The Fourth of July 2005 was particularly memorable for Anacortes residents who took part in dedication of a new arch welcoming visitors to this island community. The Chamber of Commerce and City of Anacortes partnered to host a dedication party, followed by a gathering of citizens for the annual “Town Photo” by the Anacortes American.

December 2, 2021

Vikings hit beach at Bowman Bay: 2004

History shows the Vikings made it to the East Coast of North America a few hundred years ago. It took them until March 21, 2004 to hit the beach at Bowman Bay in Deception Pass State Park. A couple of dozen Whatcom County residents in period costume descended on the park in conjunction with the […]

December 1, 2021

Lions Christmas Parade: 2002

It’s always fun to break into the archives for photos of Christmas events past. This collection includes scenes from the 2002 Anacortes Lions Christmas Parade. This year the Lions event will be held Saturday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. in downtown Anacortes.

November 30, 2021

Celtic Christmas: 2011

Violinist Geoffrey Castle has played several venues in Anacortes over the years, but his “Celtic Christmas” has to rank high with local audiences. These photos were taken 10 years ago during a Christmas performance at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed. Sharing the stage with Castle were the Gothard Sisters … and Santa Claus! Event […]

November 29, 2021

Puppies on parade: Christmas 2007

“Wishing you a very dachshund Christmas.” These cute little dogs were among stars in the 2007 Anacortes Christmas parade. Sorry, didn’t get their names. Besides, it’s been awhile…

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