Marine Technology Center – Anacortes Boat Whisperers

Cap Sante

Training tomorrow’s marine workforce . . . and today’s boaters It’s been a good while since dugout canoes, masted schooners, and steam-powered work boats plied Northwest waters, docking at Anacortes to trade goods and refuel.  Such working craft are now outnumbered along Fidalgo Island shores by pleasure boats, but marine…

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Over the Ocean and Through the Woods

Thanksgiving in Anacortes

Give yourself a holiday this Thanksgiving with a getaway and taste-tantalizing dining in Anacortes. This year, liberate yourself from days in the kitchen. Grab the family or a few new friends, your shopping bag, hiking shoes, and camera, and create an adventurous new Thanksgiving tradition on the town. Get away for…

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Bill Mitchell and the Anacortes Mural Project

Bill Mitchell Anacortes Mural Project

The Anacortes Mural Project – over 150 pieces to explore! Most young people dream of “making their mark” on their community. Anacortes native Bill Mitchell has quite literally achieved that goal, creating over a 30-year period of time more than 150 colorful outdoor murals adorning the walls of buildings up and…

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A Window Seat To Our Working Waterfront

The Anacortes Working Waterfront

Thanks in large part to an extensive public park system, visitors to the Anacortes shoreline can enjoy “bonus time” – a rare opportunity to take a window seat to this island community’s working waterfront.  From restaurant table to picnic table, marina esplanade to historic wooden pier, the city extends opportunities…

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Go Fishing into History with Wallie Funk

Skipper of the salmon purse seiner, Deception, Les Senff

To many Wallie Funk is an Anacortes icon. As a former newspaper publisher, writer, photographer and local historian he documented the areas news for over half a century. The new installation, “Wallie Funk’s Fishing Photo Exhibit,” at the Anacortes Maritime Heritage Center, brings to life an Anacortes rite of passage―salmon…

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