Wednesday, July 10, 2019

A walk around Anacortes: Dakota Creek Shipyard

We took a little walk around Anacortes last week, and checked out the Dakota Creek Shipyard, as we always do.

The beauty of this place is that you never know what you'll find there. This day we saw the huge tugboat Tan'erliq, which, according to Wikipedia, is "a ship escort, rescue and oil response oceangoing tugboat." She was built in 1999 by Dakota Creek Industries, and this day was in drydock, having a bit of work done.

From my location, down on the ground and shooting up through a chainlink fence, the boat looked enormous.

The guy in the guard shack, Lee, invited us in so I could take some unobstructed views, told us the history of the boat, stories about Homer, Alaska, and other vessels that have been in and out of the shipyard. Very kind, intelligent, and entertaining guy!

Photos taken with an iPhone.

All images copyright ©Carol Leigh 2019.