Blessing of Fleet ’87
May 16th, 2016

Blessing of Fleet ’87

I discovered this image I took during the April 1987 Blessing of the Fleet from the Port docks on the Guemes Channel. Featured here is the “Destiny,” skippered by Merrill Thibert. Many family members responded to the image when I posted to the “You Know You’re from Anacortes…” Facebook page. Among those ID’d in the image are Rick Brinson, Sheryl Hargett Howe, Shannon Plant, Eric Thibert Hargett, Lucy Thibert … Kyle, Shane, Marlene … Merrill succeeded his father, Ken, as Port Commissioner.

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About Photographer Steve Berentson

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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