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Image of WF 0316 -

WF 0316 -

View of Cap Sante marina. Morrison Mill yard is at left of image. The city developed the Cap Sante Boat Haven just as the Great Depression (1929-1940) took hold of the Anacortes economy. Prior to its creation, fishing boats relied on the "City Float", located at the foot of Q Avenue on the Guemes Channel; see WF 0178. By 1929 a new float was needed as reported in the 1-3-1929, ANACORTES AMERICAN. "Chamber talks for new float ... At present there is no place for the home-owned boats to land and we need it for the island people to land here ... The street-end now occupied by the Guemes ferry could be used if the ferry would move their slip to the south half of the street. This would allow the

Image of WF 6800.001-.004 - Inspecting Cap Sante Basin for dredging

WF 6800.001-.004 - Inspecting Cap Sante Basin for dredging

Congressman Jack Westland, Port of Anacortes Lloyd Foster, and Anacortes businessman Paul Luvera are three of the six men in September 1955 inspecting the proposed waterway site as a possible recipient for federal money for dredging and development of Cap Sante Basin. Background information: The Cap Sante Marina was initially developed in 1929 as the "city float" for fishing and pleasure boats to replace the Rickaby float located at the foot of Q Avenue on the Guemes Channel which had deteriorated. The January 31, 1929, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported "Chamber talks for new float...At present there is no place for the home-owned boats to land and we need it for the island people to land here.

Image of WF 6801 - inspecting for dredging action

WF 6801 - inspecting for dredging action

Congressman Jack Westland, Port of Anacortes Lloyd Foster, and Anacortes businessman Paul Luvera were three of six men in September 1955 inspecting the proposed waterway site as a possible recipient for federal money for dredging and development of Cap Sante Basin. It is unknown which three these men are.

Image of WF 6802 - Cap Sante Marina plans

WF 6802 - Cap Sante Marina plans

Plans of the Port of Anacortes small boat moorage at Cap Sante were drawn by Lloyd Foster, Port of Anacortes manager, c. 1955.