Photos by Tag: shell

April 23rd, 2020

Recalling Anacortes Brass Works

A deep dive into a desk drawer this morning yielded these three items, Shell and Texaco mementos created back in the day by Anacortes Brass Works. Beautiful craftsmanship — the kind of keepsakes that pass on to the next generation.

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 […]

September 10th, 2011

Shell bikes to fight MS

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 […]

July 12th, 2011

Parade pose

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.

June 26th, 2011

Relay for Life team

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.

February 8th, 2011

Eco boost

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 […]

December 13th, 2010

Chief Santa

A miniature Santa dressed like a fire chief and flanked by two toy engines was a part of the Christmas tree donated recently by the Shell Puget Sound Refinery Safety Department.

November 28th, 2010

Shell in Mount Vernon

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 […]

September 28th, 2010

Croatian ship

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 […]

September 11th, 2010

Shell on Wheels

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.

August 19th, 2010

Response exercise

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.

July 4th, 2010

In the parade

This little one saw the 2010 Independence Day parade “from the inside out,” watching the crowd go by from the safety of a fire truck cab among parade participants from Shell Puget Sound Refinery. More photos later in Activities section.

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