January 23rd, 2006

To the water!

Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski and his wife Nancy (with champagne bottle) visited Anacortes for the Saturday christening and launching ceremony for the ferry Stikine, the second vessel in the fleet of the Prince of Wales Inter-Island Ferry Authority. Host at the event was builder Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) shipyard of Anacortes, represented by Dick Nelson. Mayor Dean Maxwell, County Commissioner Don Munks and Port Commissioners Bill Short, Keith Rubin, Pat Mooney and Steve Hopley were also in attendance. DCI is a Port of Anacortes tenant.

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A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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