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 […]
Saturday morning came early for these bicyclist volunteers from Shell Puget Sound Refinery. Once again this year, a Shell team participated in the MS150 Ride, an event established to raise money to fight multiple sclerosis. The National MS Society’s vision is: “A World Free of MS.” The Society’s mission is: “We mobilize people and resources […]
Everyone loves a man in uniform. In this case, we had a happy Cub Scout posing for a photo with one of Shell Refinery’s giant firefighters. The inflatable characters were a hit with kids of all ages, walking the entire length of the parade route at the Anacortes Fourth of July parade.
Pausing for a photo during the weekend Relay for Life at War Memorial Field in Anacortes were members of the Shell Refinery volunteer team. The annual relay is sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Hundreds of volunteers participated in the Anacortes event, which started Saturday and ran through the night until Sunday morning.
Two student teams from Granite Falls received a $1,000 contribution Monday for experimental cars that competed in the 2010 Shell Eco Marathon Americas in Texas. There were two teams from Granite Falls. A team called ShopGirls won first place in the prototype diesel category with their car, “Iron Maiden,” pictured here. The car performed at […]
A couple of dozen Shell Puget Sound Refinery employees and family members contributed to the success of the Sunday evening Christmas Parade in downtown Mount Vernon. In addition to several lighted emergency response vehicles, Shell’s parade entry included volunteers who handed out colorful bead necklaces. Also on hand were the popular inflated “firefighters.” In the […]
If crew members from the veseel “Mosor” made inquiries while at the Port of Anacortes this week, they would have discovered there are many city residents with whom they share common roots. The ship is from Croatia, native land to many U.S. immigrants who played important roles in the development of this community. The ship […]
Once again this year, Shell Puget Sound Refinery volunteers “saddled up” for the MS150, a fund-raiser to fight multiple sclerosis. Teams departed from the Skagit County Fairgrounds in south Mount Vernon early Saturday morning. Riders gather pledges before the 150-mile ride.
Shell Puget Sound Refinery partnered Tuesday, August 17 to conduct a spill reponse exercise on the shore of Fidalgo Bay. Also participating in the morning drill were representatives of Skagit County and response contractor MSRC. The drill, which involved more than two dozen refinery employees, was observed by representatives of the state Department of Ecology.