Photos by Tag: March’s Point

September 21st, 2021

Birds of the morning

No bald eagles this morning, but lots of other feathered friends on Tommy Thompson Trail and March’s Point. I was particularly pleased to see the tern and couple of hawks. A great way to start the day on beautiful Fidalgo Island!

February 14th, 2021

March’s Point tracks: 2000

Twenty years ago I took this photograph of the Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad tracks on March’s Point. The tracks once passed over Fidalgo Bay to downtown Anacortes. Today the trestle from that abandoned line serves as part of the Tommy Thompson Trail. The train delivers crude oil from North Dakota to the Marathon Refinery.

February 8th, 2021

Hummingbird greets wellness center clients

Salish art on the exterior of the expanded didgwalic Wellness Center features the hummingbird, a tribal symbol of good fortune. This community health center at March’s Point was established by the Swinomish Tribe to combat the opioid epidemic in Skagit County and the surrounding area. The March’s Point facility, currently being expanded, is described as […]

November 13th, 2020

Skagit’s first refinery now operated by Marathon

It was 67 years ago when company executives in New York determined that Shell Oil Company should increase its investment in the rapidly growing Pacific Northwest region. There have been many exciting chapters in the story of this community’s first refinery, operational since 1955 and now owned by Marathon Petroleum. This plant’s contributions to the […]

July 28th, 2020

Shoreside wetlands

Wetland area just across the road from the beach on South March’s Point Road.  

July 14th, 2020

The first Anacortes refinery

Marathon Refinery on March’s Point, as viewed through the trees Monday evening from south Anacortes. This refinery, built by Shell Oil Company starting in 1953, marks 65 years of operation this summer. The refinery next door, operational since 1958, was originally built and operated by Texaco but is now owned by Shell.

June 5th, 2020

Wellness center expansion continues

Work continues at the didgwalic Wellness Center, a community health center established by the Swinomish Tribe to combat the opioid epidemic in Skagit County and the surrounding area. The March’s Point facility is described as “a comprehensive treatment facility, providing counseling, support groups, medication assisted therapy, general primary care, screening, and more. The staff at […]

July 15th, 2009

Water view

This was the view Tuesday afternoon from a tent set up for a catered luncheon on the beach at March’s Point. Caterer was Robert Atterberry of Bob’s Chowder Bar on Commercial Avenue. The food … and the view … were classic Northwest at its finest.

February 28th, 2009

Pastoral scene

Fidalgo Island still remains rural in areas such as this one, acreage with cattle on the east side of March’s Point. Friday’s weather made a midday drive mandatory.

January 27th, 2009


Based on the weather forecast, I ventured out Monday afternoon to take advantage of sunshine and blue skies. I was rewarded with this photograph of a bald eagle, leaving its perch on the shoreline of March’s Point.

November 30th, 2008

Owl in flight

It’s not the greatest shot, but it’s the best I could do with a skittish owl I encountered on the shore of March’s Point.

March 11th, 2008


A stroll through my photo files this afternoon yielded this image, taken from the shoreline near the north tip of March’s Point.

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