Golden moment: La Conner Marina celebrates 50th anniversary
June 10, 2020
Fifty-years-ago the La Conner commercial scene boasted canneries, full-service fuel stations and a major fish-food processing plant.
All are gone now.
But 1970 also saw the ribbon cut for launch of a new and key cog in the local economy – one that not only remains but has grown significantly over the past half-century.
The first phase of the Port of Skagit’s La Conner Marina was dedicated in late May that year with a ceremony keynoted by U.S. Sen. Henry Jackson, of Everett, who twice sought the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.
Two years earlier, in 1968, the Port ha...