February 14th, 2006

Abandoned line

Evidence that this track has been abandoned is clear. The track, located about 100 yards from the historic Anacortes Depot, harkens back to the days when trains moved back and forth from the mainland to the city waterfront. March Point and the refineries are the end of the line for Fidalgo Island tracks these days. The former Burlington Northern trestle across Fidalgo Bay has been incorporated into the Tommy Thompson Trail, a popular new public trail running right along the shoreline.

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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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