Flags were flying up and down Commercial Avenue in Anacortes as this seaside city joined countless other American communities in acknowledgement of Memorial Day 2013. Pictured here is the “Traveling Tribute” scale model of the Vietnam War Memorial. This model was on display in August 2011 in the parking lot of the Swinomish Casino. Anacortes […]
It was May 2007 when these representatives of Washington State Ferries (WSF) hosted an informational booth at the Chamber-sponsored Anacortes Waterfront Festival. The festival, a family-friendly celebration of all things maritime, has been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the COVID-19 pandemic threatening all traditional community gatherings, I thought it would be fun to re-visit some festivals past. These images are from the 2004 Anacortes Waterfront Festival, a Chamber-sponsored event focused on families and our maritime heritage.
Today, May 15, 2020, marks the 130th anniversary since the first issue of the Anacortes American newspaper hit the street. This proud community newspaper was established by Douglass Allmond and Frederick Boynton. It is now owned by Skagit Publishing, which also publishes newspapers including the daily Skagit Valley Herald. In a front page article this […]
It was the Summer of 2002 when I shot this photo of tall ships motoring out of Cap Sante Marina. The Hawaiian Chieftain and the Lady Washington, regularly visitors to our community over the years. Their visits here include opportunities to visit aboard at the dock as well as on brief cruises. On at least […]
When I lived at Lake Campbell in the late 70s I had two “bookend” barns, one near the highway and the other not too far from Lake Erie Store. The highway barn fell first, and then this beauty succumbed to the ravages of time. This photo was taken in late April 2002. Remnants of the […]