Photos by Tag: swinomish

September 12th, 2011

Swinomish Channel

This recent aerial photo illustrates why it is necessary to dredge the Swinomish Channel separating Fidalgo Island from the mainland of Skagit County.

November 19th, 2010

Twin spans

Deception Pass Bridge and Duane Berentson Bridge have common characteristics, other than the obvious transportation functions they serve. First, each provides a critical link to and from Fidalgo Island. Second, each “bridge” is actually made up of twin spans. While Deception Pass spans were completed together (Canoe and Deception) in 1935, locals will recall that […]

February 8th, 2009

Sailing the Swinomish

My son and I spotted this sailboat heading down the Swinomish Channel, so we pulled into the county launch area under Berentson Bridge to shoot this image of the sailboat and a commercial boat tied up on the Fidalgo side of the channel.

August 19th, 2006

Channel view

Pictured here is a blue heron, taking in the sights from a piling near the west shore of the Swinomish Channel. The channel marks the east boundary of Fidalgo Island, accessible by three bridges including the Duane Berentson Bridge pictured here. This property is owned by the Swinomish Tribe and will soon become home to […]

August 18th, 2006

Channel changing?

If plans by the Swinomish Tribe continue on track, the neighborhood here on the Channel separating Fidalgo Island from the mainland will soon be home to a resort/convention center. According to an article in the Skagit Valley Herald, the tribe plans to break ground on an $18 million project within the next six months. The […]

July 13th, 2005

Beauty beneath the bridges

Many people don’t even realize Anacortes is on an island. A small public boat launch beneath the Duane Berentson Bridge (actually twin spans) offers the opportunity to step to the shores of Swinomish Channel, the ribbon of water separating Fidalgo Island from the Skagit mainland. If you don’t have a boat, pack a food basket […]

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