Anacortes, Washington

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to the ferry, SSH 1-I continued to Everett over Mukilteo Blvd. 41st St. After the renumbering, the section of SSR 1I from Mukilteo to Everett became State Route 526 (Washington State Route 526). The entire route from SR-99 to Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington) (at SR-536) lasted only a few years until the North Cascades Highway was completed in 1973, State Route 20 (Washington State Route 20) replaced SR 525 from Anacortes to Keystone and then was carried over the Keystone-Port Townsend

, the section of SSR 1I from Mukilteo to Everett became State Route 526 (Washington State Route 526). The entire route from SR-99 to Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington) (at SR-536) lasted only a few years until the North Cascades Highway was completed in 1973, State Route 20 (Washington State Route 20) replaced SR 525 from Anacortes to Keystone and then was carried over the Keystone-Port Townsend ferry route to the Olympic Peninsula. 03 07 1996 align left


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in the years preceding the construction of Seattle Center and the expansion of major-league professional sports (Major professional sports leagues of the United States and Canada) into the city; his popularity is credited with helping the zoo obtain funding to build a new primate house. The island is the first stop of four on the Washington State Ferries' San Juan Islands run. A typical sailing from Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington) takes approximately 40 minutes. There is a small airstrip


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; *The first weekend of August hosts the Anacortes Arts Festival. Started in 1962 as the result of the efforts of a group of dedicated community arts patrons, the festival is held in the midst of blocked-off downtown main street areas. Vendors, merchants, and artisans present their wares in covered booths while jazz and blues musicians are showcased on four different stages. *The Oyster Run is an annual one day biker-friendly motorcycle rally held on the fourth Sunday of September. Beginning in 1981, the event has grown into the largest rally in the Pacific Northwest, with an estimated motorcycle count of 15000 bikes, and growing in numbers each year. http: oysterrun.org goskagit.com.pdf Notable people * Jake Anderson - Fisherman, television personality featured on Deadliest Catch. * Michael Arrington (born March 13, 1970) Entrepreneur, blogger, dog lover. Founder of TechCrunch and uncrunched.com. http: about.me mike http: uncrunched.com 2012 04 03 tess * Richard Bach (born June 23, 1936) American writer, widely known as the author of the hugely popular 1970s best-sellers Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, among others. * Duane Berentson - educator, businessman, politician * Craig Bartlett – animator, creator of syndicated cartoons ''Hey Arnold!'' and ''Dinosaur Train''. * Karl Blau – indie rock and folk musician. * Bobo (Bobo (gorilla)) – Western Lowland Gorilla brought to Anacortes in 1952 by Bill Lowman. Featured in Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo. * Phil Elverum – independent musician. * Harry Smith (Harry Everett Smith) - American music anthologist, experimental film maker * Donald Hume (Donald Hume (rower)) – Olympic rower, gold medalist at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. * Burl Ives – folk singer, author, and actor, well known for his role in the animated holiday television program, ''Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (TV special))''. * Rien Long – former NFL defensive lineman for the Tennessee Titans, 2002 Outland Trophy winner * William Cameron McCool – (September 23, 1961 – February 1, 2003) was a United States Navy Commander, NASA astronaut and the Space Shuttle pilot of Columbia mission STS-107. He was killed when the craft disintegrated during re-entry (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster) into the Earth's atmosphere. is a public use airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) west of the central business district of Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington), a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. It is owned by the Port of Anacortes.


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Islands . The most prominent view is of Cypress Island (Cypress Island (Washington)). As a result of Anacortes' proximity to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the area provides opportunities for whale-watching. The waters off of Anacortes and Fidalgo Island offer numerous varieties of marine-life, including three resident Orca pods. Anacortes Community Forest Lands, is a public use airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) west of the central business district of Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington), a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. It is owned by the Port of Anacortes.


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-distance cyclists, as it is the western terminus of the Adventure Cycling Association's Northern Tier cross-country bicycle route, which ends in Bar Harbor, Maine. Festivals and celebrations *"Shipwreck Day" is a popular single-day, flea market town garage sale event held annually on the 3rd Saturday in July. City management accommodates the occasion by blocking off several downtown streets. http: www.skagittourism.com event_show.cfm?id 17 ref>


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to the ferry, SSH 1-I continued to Everett over Mukilteo Blvd. 41st St. After the renumbering, the section of SSR 1I from Mukilteo to Everett became State Route 526 (Washington State Route 526). The entire route from SR-99 to Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington) (at SR-536) lasted only a few years until the North Cascades Highway was completed in 1973, State Route 20 (Washington State Route 20) replaced SR 525 from Anacortes to Keystone and then was carried over the Keystone-Port Townsend

, the section of SSR 1I from Mukilteo to Everett became State Route 526 (Washington State Route 526). The entire route from SR-99 to Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington) (at SR-536) lasted only a few years until the North Cascades Highway was completed in 1973, State Route 20 (Washington State Route 20) replaced SR 525 from Anacortes to Keystone and then was carried over the Keystone-Port Townsend ferry route to the Olympic Peninsula. 03 07 1996 align left

) Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington) (ferry (Washington State Ferries) to San Juan Islands) Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington) (SR 20 (Washington State Route 20)) Alderwood Manor (Alderwood Manor, Washington) (I-5 (I-5 (WA)) I-405 (I-405 (WA))) Keystone (Keystone, Island County, Washington) (SR 20 (Washington State Route 20)) formerly Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington) ( Washington State Route 536 SR 536


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is a public use airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) west of the central business district of Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington), a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. It is owned by the Port of Anacortes.


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). Refining remains the area's largest industry, but the economic base now includes yacht construction shipbuilding, tourism, and residential services for the nearby Whidbey Island Naval Air Station (Naval Air Station Whidbey Island). Government Anacortes is governed via the mayor-council system. The mayor is elected directly. The city council consists of seven members, of whom three are elected from single member wards. The remaining four are elected at-large. Recreation and tourism left thumb The 619 Commercial Avenue building (Image:Anacortes 28294.JPG) View of the downtown and marina of Anacortes, from the east thumb (Image:AnacortesWashingtonCapSante.jpg) Anacortes is a popular destination for boaters and those traveling on to the San Juan Islands. The city maintains a is a public use airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) west of the central business district of Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington), a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. It is owned by the Port of Anacortes.


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in 1996. * Bobo (Bobo (gorilla)) (1951–1968) – western lowland gorilla who lived in the Lowman family home in Anacortes, Washington from his infancy until 1953 and then Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle until his death. * Bokito (Bokito (gorilla)) (born 1996) — silverback gorilla that escaped the Blijdorp Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) on May 18, 2007 and injured a woman. Now, Bar Harbor is a destination for tourists from all over the world. Cruise ships are in the harbor from May through

disturbing the gorillas. From 1953 to 1968 WPZ was home to Bobo (Bobo (gorilla)), a western lowland gorilla (''Gorilla gorilla gorilla'', the same species as the gorillas currently living at the zoo). WPZ acquired Bobo from the Lowman family of Anacortes, Washington, who had purchased the gorilla as an infant from a hunter in Columbus, Ohio in 1951 and had raised him in their family home in Anacortes. Bobo drew many visitors to the zoo and was one of Seattle's main attractions


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Metropolitan Statistical Area. '''Marblemount''' is a census-designated place (CDP) in Skagit County, Washington, United States. The population was 203 at the 2010 census (2010 United States Census). It is included in the Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, Washington)–Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington), Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area. Original location for the Summer Rock the Art Fest (formerly known as Beaver Fest) Image:Skagit River sandbagging 2003.jpg

Anacortes, Washington

'''Anacortes''' is a city in Skagit County (Skagit County, Washington), Washington (Washington (state)), United States. The name "Anacortes" is a consolidation of the name Anna Curtis, who was the wife of early Fidalgo Island settler Amos Bowman. "Historical Timeline." ''Anacortes History Museum.'' July 10, 2006. Retrieved on August 14, 2007. Anacortes' population was 15,778 at the time of the 2010 census (2010 United States Census). It is one of two principal cities of and included in the Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, Washington)-Anacortes Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Anacortes is known for the Washington State Ferries dock and terminal serving Lopez Island, Shaw Island, Orcas Island, and San Juan Island, as well as Victoria, British Columbia (via Sidney, British Columbia) on Vancouver Island. There is also a Skagit County-operated ferry (Guemes Island ferry) that serves Guemes Island, a residential island located across Guemes Channel, north of Anacortes.

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