Anacortes, Washington

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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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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 on the island with daily commercial flights, and charter floatplane (seaplane)s sometimes land in Fisherman Bay. The island is longest in the north-south direction, with the ferry terminal at the extreme north end. thumb right This single-family house in Sidney features a collection of Arecaceae palm (Image:SeveralSidneypalms.JPG)s, including Chinese windmill palm (Trachycarpus fortunei). '''Sidney''' is a town located at the northern end of the Saanich Peninsula, on Vancouver Island in the Canadian (Canada) province of British Columbia. It is one of the 13 Greater Victoria municipalities. It has a population of approximately 11,300. Sidney is located just east of Victoria International Airport, and a few kilometers south of BC Ferries' Swartz Bay Terminal (Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal). The town is also the only Canadian port-of-call in the Washington State Ferry (Washington State Ferries) system, with ferries running from Sidney to the San Juan Islands and Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington). Sidney is located along Highway 17 (British Columbia Highway 17), which bisects the town from north to south. It is generally considered part of the Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia) metropolitan area. History Phil Elvrum became involved in the Washington music scene while working at a record store in his home town of Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington) in the mid-1990s. Elvrum began experimenting with some recording equipment in the back of the record store, eventually drawing the attention of the store's owner, Bret Lunsford. Lunsford helped Elvrum release two cassettes (''Microphone'' and ''Wires and Cords'') on his label, KNW-YR-OWN. These early cassettes were filled with simple, archaic songs and some strange sound collages, all, however, finely produced considering Elvrum's lack of experience and outdated recording equipment. Elvrum played drums in Lunsford's band, D+, for some time until he moved to Olympia. Triton America In July 2009, real estate developer Thomas Hsueh purchased the remaining tooling, parts, and intellectual property of Adam Aircraft from the Russian investors. Doing business as Triton America LLC, in Anacortes, Washington, his company planned to redesign the A500 and A700, and return the aircraft to production at the Port of Skagit County, Skagit County, Washington. 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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; *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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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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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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The Heck Fest , an annual music and arts festival in Anacortes. As of late 2005, she is serving the Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington)-San Juan Islands route March 27- April 18, The Yakima was Dry docked at Todd Pacific Shipyards. On May 2 she underwent Sea Trials and Began Service again on the Anacortes San Juan Islands Route The '''Samish''' are a Native Americans in the United States Native American


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'''Phil Elvrum''' May 26, 1978) is the sole permanent member of the Anacortes, Washington-based indie rock bands The Microphones and Mount Eerie. alias origin Anacortes, Washington, USA (United States) genre Lo-fi (Lo-fi music) Indie folk '''Mount Eerie''' is an Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington), Washington (Washington (state))-based band fronted by Phil Elverum. Elverum is the principal member of the band, but he has collaborated with many other musicians on his records. Burn was born in Portland, Oregon to explorer, mountaineer and United States Forest Service worker Lage Wernstedt and his wife Adele. The family resided on Guemes Island near Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington). After being interviewed by writer June Burn for the ''Bellingham Herald'', Mr. Wernstedt and his family became friends of the Burns and built a summer cabin near theirs on Waldron, a small island without ferry service. The route weaves through the rocky landscape of Fidalgo Island to Sharpes Corner, on the outskirts of Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington), where it meets the eastern terminus of 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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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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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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