Photos by Tag: Anacortes

February 15th, 2022

Walking where trains once rolled

Even without a boat, one can enjoy Fidalgo Bay from the Tommy Thompson Trail, part of which lies along a path once taken by Burlington Northern Railroad trains. The trestle portion of the trail was once damaged by fire, but restored with funds that included community donations.

February 14th, 2022

Site work begins on downtown waterfront

Site work is under way on part of the Fidalgo Bay waterfront property owned by MJB partnership. This work will include grading, construction of roads, curbs and sidewalks and installation of utilities. There will also be infrastructure installed to treat stormwater runoff. A waterfront walk, or esplanade, is planned as an extension of the Tommy […]

February 4th, 2022

Anacortes port commissioners: late 80s

For decades after the Anacortes Port District’s establishment in the Twenties, elected leadership consisted of three board members (now five). Pictured here in the late Eighties are commissioners (l. to r.) Don Childs, Ben Root and Merrill Thibert.

January 27th, 2022

New rooms among changes at Majestic Inn

New construction at the Majestic Inn & Spa, where they are adding 12 new rooms off the side of the hotel’s Contemporary building. Sales Manager Cheyenne Langley reports that the construction will be finished in early summer. Some changes are coming in the Historic building as well. Slocum Marine is moving into the space that […]

January 25th, 2022

Phyllis Dunlap up in the air at DCI

A few days after watching the tug Phyllis Dunlap churn up the Guemes Channel, I discovered her ultimate destination: Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) shipyard in downtown Anacortes.

January 25th, 2022

Gallery features Valley landscapes

For the month of February the Scott Milo Gallery welcomes regional artist Lynn Zimmerman with her collection of oil landscapes from scenes of the Skagit Valley. Also showing are abstract pastels by LaDonna Kruger, fused glass wall pieces from Steve Klein, petite still life oils by Bronwyn Groman and landscape oils by Jon Bradham. See […]

January 16th, 2022

Walk over water

Downtown Anacortes has its beautiful esplanade through the public marina. Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve near the state ferry terminal boasts this curving boardwalk, allowing walkers to enjoy the wetlands without getting wet!

January 12th, 2022

Light and texture: 2017

Maritime art. Curtis Wharf, downtown Anacortes, 2017.

January 11th, 2022

Anacortes housing construction strong

Last year was a “very strong” 12-month period in terms of new housing construction in Anacortes, according to Dave Oicles, Permit Services Coordinator & Certified Arborist; Planning, Community, & Economic Development. There were 177 new dwelling unit permits issued in 2021. The breakdown of those permits is as follows: 60 new single family residences (1 […]

January 10th, 2022

Time to shine at Dakota Creek Industries

Fish factory ship Alaska Spirit undergoes work at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) on the Anacortes waterfront. The vessel was originally built for tuna as a long line vessel, converted to a factory trawler in the 1990s.

January 9th, 2022

Winter weather makes a mark

A powerful combination of winter forces: snow, ice, wind and rain has left its mark on the area, as evidenced on popular area paths including the Tommy Thompson Trail and the Guemes Channel Trail. Damage has also been done inland on forest trails and back roads.

January 3rd, 2022

Pages from photo gallery: 2021

This collection features some of my favorite “gallery” images from 2021. photo archives date back 18 years.

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