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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Anacortes MH Enthusiasts Report Summer Activities

The Anacortes Community Maritime Center wrote to me reporting on their wide range of activities in the Anacortes/Fidalgo Island area to support maritime heritage. Their season began on June 24 with a third annual picnic at Bowman Bay. Board members cleared trails on Indian Island to secure a covered picnic area. They also launched and christened a "peapod" wooden boat (shown at left), which was later displayed during the Anacortes July 4th parade and the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. In the first weekend of August, Center supporters set up a children's area in the Anacortes Arts & Crafts Festival, complete with kids boatbuilding area and a paddle pool. The Center also participated in Fidalgo Bay Day, coordinating with the Samish Nation, local not-for-profits, and local marine businesses.

ACMC has long-term plans for a facility to do wooden boat-building and offer maritime-related classes. The group has taken one of the first steps, launching a new website. Visit the site and show your support! Comments are welcome below. (Photo courtesy ACMC)


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