|Scope & Content||
Legend records that in 1891 an unknown itinerant artist painted this scene in exchange for lodging at the New Wilson Hotel.
The Northern Pacific chugs along Fidalgo Bay over a track that ran from the depot at 6th and I Avenue, across the trestle at Weaverling Spit, and up to Woolley Junction. The white building puffing smoke is likely a sash and door factory.
A pair of schooners waits at the Skagit Mill dock; behind them is a heavily forested Cap Sante. Steamboats pass by Saddlebag and Hat Island and beneath a snowy Mt. Baker.
The property from the fence line to the foreground belonged to the Noah Nelson family. The Nelsons' neighbor to the left was early settler Richard Wooten.
In 1958, the painting was saved from a fiery end by Wallie Funk and donated to the Museum by LeRoy Moyer.
These prints were published by the Washington State Historical Society.
|Title||Anacortes 1890 - artist unknown|
|Caption||photo of painting, "Anacortes 1890"|
Place - Anacortes, WA