May 25, 1983: The Preston passes through Deception Pass Tuesday morning en route to Anacortes. (Tugged out of a 20-month retirement, the W. T. Preston arrived in Anacortes yesterday to start a new life. The historic U.S. Army Corps of Engineers snagboat has been a regular sight in the Puget Sound region for half a century. Now the 163-foot vessel becomes the maritime wing of the Anacortes Museum.)
May 17, 1973: Classmates — Darcey Kerlee (in center on elevated bed) daughter of Mrs. Darlene Ann Kerlee of Anacortes, received a special treat Thursday from members of her kindergarten class at Island View Elementary School in Anacortes. Darcey has been a patient at Children’s Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle since mid-February. Thursday her class visited her in the hospital’s recreation therapy department and had lunch with her. Mrs. Maureen Beatty, the class’s teacher, said 26 youngsters went from Anacortes on the bus, along with five parents and an aide. The group visited the zoo before stopping at COHMC.
May 7, 1953: Model Little League Uniforms —Completely equipped and ready to go, Denny Colacino, 13, and Ernest Atterberry, 12, model Little League uniforms which will be standard equipment this summer for youngsters taking part in the program. The full Little League schedule, involving four teams of boys between the ages of nine and twelve, has been drawn up and actual play is expected to begin around June 1. A vigorous fund raising campaign sponsored by the Anacortes Kiwanis club netted nearly $1,600 for the program which is being launched here for the first time this year. A meeting for volunteer umpires, managers and coaches will be held tomorrow night in the banquet room of the Empire Cafe at 8 o’clock. All interested are invited to attend.
May 2, 1963: Volunteer workers — Members of the Guemes Island Improvement club are pictured in love’s labor last week end as they put up framework for the new island fire hall. The structure is going up near the northwest corner of Eden’s cemetery on the main road across the island. The entire project is a volunteer effort on the part of Guemes Islanders getting ready for fire fighting apparatus which will be housed there.
April 25, 1963: Ready, aim fire — The Coast Guard won three prospective recruits (although they’ll have to wait a few years to get them) as these Anacortesans went through the motions of shelling the Guemes coastline Saturday. They were among several hundred visitors who cam aboard the new local Coast Guard cutter which tied up at Gateway marina for public inspection. While others toured the craft which arrived here last month, these youngsters made themselves at home with the gun mounted on the cutter deck. The looks on their faces indicate they enjoyed the Coast Guard’s hospitality. The inspection of the vessel coincided with the Jaycee Trade Fair, an event of last weekend.
April 16, 1953: Fishermen aplenty — A sweeping view of the Heart Lake boat area tells more than words that fishermen are plentiful on Fidalgo Island. Scores of row boats will carry their human cargoes over the lakes of this area Sunday when the lowland fishing season gets off to a great start for another year. More than two thousand fishermen are expected to try for the limit when the sun comes up on Fidalgo Island April 18th.