Photos by Tag: Anacortes

April 3rd, 2020

Navy change of command goes online

Today we enjoyed “virtually” a traditional U.S. Navy change of command ceremony involving our friend, Adam Green of Anacortes. Given the meeting restrictions mandated in response to the coronavirus pandemic, this Navy air squadron event was videotaped and posted online. Onsite attendance, usually dozens including squadron members, was restricted to two families and a handful […]

April 3rd, 2020

Before the fall: 2013

As you can see from this photo taken in 2013, this Campbell Lake barn was on its way out. Today it has collapsed. The barn was an “old friend,” a reminder of days gone by on many trips to and from Anacortes.

March 31st, 2020

Marathon donates masks, other protective equipment

Marathon Petroleum Company has contributed in a major way to efforts to provide vital personal protection equipment (PPE) to hospitals and emergency service providers nationwide, including Skagit County. The contributions were made in response to the international COVID-19 pandemic. Skagit County Department of Emergency Management is one of 45 U.S. organizations to receive a donation […]

March 27th, 2020

2009 reminder of National Guard training

A search of photo archives provided this reminder that the National Guard makes disaster response a regular part of their training routine. This drill sponsored by the Air National Guard took place in Anacortes in August 2009. A caption read: “Camouflage gear and decontamination suits caught the eyes of passersby on “M” Avenue Friday as […]

March 26th, 2020

2009 fly-over

A 2009 aerial of our beautiful working waterfront, north side of the City of Anacortes. That was a great day in the sky!

March 25th, 2020

Mt. Baker sunrise

Enjoying a sunrise from the past: April 2015 from south Anacortes.

March 23rd, 2020

New arch greets guests: 2005

It was July 2005 when the annual “Community Portrait” hosted by the Anacortes American was taken in front of the shiny new arch greeting guests to downtown Anacortes. Can you find yourself or someone you know in this crowd?

March 21st, 2020

Remembering Jack Hill

Anacortes native Jack Hill, who died at age 102 on March 23, 2017, was a remarkable man. I was privileged to interview him in 2008 as he was one of few locals who had worked on construction of both Shell and Texaco refineries on March’s Point. Hill worked for Bechtel on the construction projects, then […]

March 19th, 2020

Schools closed, limited services available

As is the case across the state, Anacortes public schools closed Tuesday and will remain close at least until April 24, possibly longer. These closures were mandated by Gov. Jay Inslee in an effort to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. See school district web link to see details regarding ongoing services ranging from […]

March 18th, 2020

A roundabout for Oakes Avenue

The City of Anacortes Public Works Department this week started construction of a one-lane roundabout at the intersection of Oakes Avenue and Ship Harbor Boulevard/Glasgow Way. The project includes stamped-brick pavement, pedestrain and bicyclist safety features, and a landscaped center. Work will include traffic control, grading, roadway excavation and installation of an enclosed storm drainage […]

March 17th, 2020

Enjoy the city’s outside art

While many art galleries and public service buildings are closed temporarily in response to the coronavirus pandemic, there are many outdoor opportunities to enjoy public art in Anacortes. In addition to public art at various parks, see sculptures at the Madrona Grove Sculpture Exhibit by Windermere. This display is located behind the Depot Arts & […]

March 17th, 2020

A letter from Anacortes Mayor Gere

Dear Anacortes Community, As I write this, community transmission of COVID-19 is occurring in Skagit County. We are all seeing breaking news on our TV screens, hearing it on the radio, on our phones and from our fellow community members. Now is the time to follow the guidelines set by Skagit County Public Health and […]

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