Photos by Tag: Anacortes

May 22nd, 2022

New plaque dedicated at memorial park

What a wonderful way to mark U.S. Armed Forces Day. Several dozen gathered Saturday, May 21 at Causland Memorial Park in downtown Anacortes to dedicate a new plaque placed in honor of those service people who gave their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mayor Matt Miller, a U.S. Navy veteran, acknowledged many individuals and groups […]

May 21st, 2022

Tokitae at DCI

Currently in drydock at Dakota Creek Industries is the MV Tokitae, a 362-foot, 1,500 passenger vessel that plays an important role in the Washington State ferry system. The ferry, built in Seattle, has two car decks (capacity 144 vehicles) and two passenger decks.

May 11th, 2022

Protecting giant bowling pin

Efforts are under way to return the iconic San Juan Lanes bowling pin to Anacortes. Fletcher McLean of Dad’s Diner in downtown Anacortes moved fast when he discovered the bowling alley sign had been moved to Skagit Building Salvage in Mount Vernon. He purchased the sign and is now in negotiations with the City of […]

April 13th, 2022

Self-guided tour, Mitchell murals

The Anacortes Museum announced this week a new self-guided, smartphone tour of the Bill Mitchell Mural Project. Anyone with a smartphone is invited to log onto: and begin exploring the Anacortes history spotlighted by the late Bill Mitchell. “Mitchell was a muralist, cartoonist, artist, local historian, pirate and overall scallywag – who was born […]

April 12th, 2022

Good times at Mt. Erie Elementary

From my archives. The 1960-61 third grade class at Mt. Erie Elementary School. This is the year my family moved to Springfield, Virginia after Dad took a job as assistant to U.S. Representative Jack Westland, 2nd District. I finally moved back to Anacortes in 1980.

March 9th, 2022

Stone home under construction: 2004

Yes, this home was completed (see photo). No, it still does not feature a moat. Old Town Anacortes.

March 8th, 2022

Time for a comeback?

It’s garden decor now, but given mushrooming gas prices, we might be seeing this mode of transportation make a comeback. Overlooking Guemes Channel.

March 6th, 2022

Blue heron flies through wetland

A great blue heron moves through wetland below state ferry terminal on the northwest corner of Fidalgo Island.

February 28th, 2022

‘Round the corner on boardwalk

Mt. Baker often shines bright as walkers round the corner toward the shoreline on the Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve boardwalk.

February 25th, 2022

Picture perfect

Are you kidding me? SUCH a beautiful day in Anacortes, on fabulous Fidalgo Island! Pictured here is Mt. Baker, Guemes Channel and beach in the foreground.

February 23rd, 2022

Quantum builds AFC units

Infrastructure work continues at the future site of a 21-unit affordable housing building under the umbrella of the Anacortes Family Center (AFC). In addition to living units, the four-story building will host a certified child care center. “Landing Apartments” will feature studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units. Quantum Construction, which built neighboring AFC housing units, estimates […]

February 17th, 2022

Holding pattern

A seagull flies over heavily populated pilings offshore at the state ferry terminal in Anacortes.

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