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Anacortes

This 10 mile side trip leads out to Anacortes, located on the north end of Fidalgo Island, the city experienced many early-day booms, and now has several substantial industries.

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Saw and shingle mills, box and plywood factories, a fish reduction factory, a pulp and paper mill, tuna, salmon, and codfish canneries, wharves and warehouses, were once strung along the water front. The Fishermen’s Packing Corporation, a co-operative, operated the biggest cannery on Puget Sound. Whalers, seeking a place to careen their ships in order to rid them of barnacles, visited Fidalgo Island 100 years ago, finding what they called...

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