Looking Back

May 26, 2020

Eagle perches at Canoe Pass

It was 2013 when I glanced to the south cliff of Fidalgo Island from Canoe Pass Bridge and spotted this eagle. I have never seen an eagle on that snag since, so I am pleased to have this image in my archives.

May 25, 2020

Memorial Day 2013 in Anacortes

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 […]

May 22, 2020

Summer’s eve Fidalgo Bay: 2011

Sailboats on Fidalgo Bay, August 2011, as evening sun reflects off of the stern of an oil tanker on Fidalgo Bay.

May 21, 2020

Canoe Pass lights & shadows

This June 2013 photo shows a fisherman headed from light into shadows at Canoe Pass.

May 20, 2020

Tall ships love Anacortes: 2010

Tall ships Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington (right) at Cap Sante Marina during a 2010 visit to Anacortes.

May 19, 2020

Rowing Fidalgo Bay: 2012

Old Anacortes Rowing and Sailing Society rowers “Glide” past the gazebo at Cap Sante in the summer of 2012.

May 18, 2020

Waterfront Festival past

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.

May 17, 2020

Waterfront Festival flashback: 2004

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.

May 16, 2020

Light up the arch: 2008

Work to “light up” the arch welcoming guests to Historic Downtown Anacortes was accomplished in 2008 by an Island Electric team including John Tibbles. New lighting on the Commercial Avenue arch included LEDs and a spot on the central element.

May 15, 2020

American celebrates 130 years

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 […]

May 12, 2020

Tall ships ’02

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 […]

May 11, 2020

Before the fall

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 […]

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