Photos by Tag: sternwheeler

September 22nd, 2006

Empress visits

She looked beautiful, tied up at Curtis Wharf with the September sun bathing her decks in light. “She” is the Empress of the North, a sternwheeler built by Nichols Brothers on Whidbey Island and now based in Portland. The Empress made a once-a-year stop in Anacortes Friday, drawing the attention of executive directors from the […]

May 6th, 2004

Pretty Preston

Blue skies and billowy white clouds made a great backdrop yesterday for a portrait of the W.T. Preston, a waterfront attraction under the umbrella of the Anacortes Museum. The museum Web site reports in part: “The era of federal snagboats in Puget Sound began in 1885 with the construction of the Skagit, which worked until […]

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