Anacortes Essential Info

Overview

Anacortes is a city in the North Cascades region in Washington. It is notable for being the major Washington State Ferries terminal to the San Juan Islands.

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Best Time To Go

Apr-Sep

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53 °F

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Fun Facts

  1. In 1877, Amos Bowman established a post office and named it Anacortes from Annie Curtis, his wife’s maiden name.
  2. First known as Ship Harbor, Anacortes was established with a name and a post office in 1879 in the vain hope that it would be selected as the western terminus of the transcontinental railroad.
  3. In the 1950s, oil companies built big refineries near town. Two of the five refineries in Washington are located near the town.
  4. 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.

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