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Last update: October 8, 2014


The Samish Island website is owned and operated by the Samish Island Community Center (SICC), located in Skagit County, Washington, USA

October Shore Lines

The current Shore Lines is online and in your newspaper boxes today. Thanks to Charlene for her nice work on this issue. 10/8/14

Just another Samish Island Sunday morning - Sept 28

This parade, including a '50 Ford and a '59 Chev El Camino, was spotted by John & Therese this morning on their walk. Many are altered and customized and all are pretty impressive.

Morning impressions: Alice Bay fisherman

Visiting vessels in the neighborhood today: Jill Jacob tanker, JPTP shown above - USA, Hazard C (minor), destined Cherry Point; Justice Victoria tanker - Panama, Hazard A (Major), destination Vendovi Anchorage; Tanker FPMC 20 - Liberia, destined Cherry Point; Commitment (Tug)-USA. See Live Ships map site below.

September Shore Lines Newsletter

The Shore Lines is online tonight, in pdf format. You can also find it in your newspaper box (or pvc tubes attached under your mailbox). Remember that we can't deliver to mailboxes, due to post office rules. Thanks to Nancy Liggett for editing this month. 9/9/14

Ships and Tankers

You can find out which tankers are in our bays on this interesting real-time site, called Live Ships Map. Many have Cherry Point as their destination. 8/31/14

August Shore Lines

The island newsletter for August is posted today. Thanks to Charlene Day for her writing & editing. 8/11/14

Fire Fighters Wanted

Samish Island Fire is currently recruiting firefighters. District 5 is the largest geographic fire district in Skagit County encompassing Allen, Edison, and Samish stations and we periodically train and respond together. No experience necessary. However, the county requires members be over 18, have a valid driver’s license, and pass a background check.

Successful applicants will be expected to attend Skagit County Fire Academy and/or EMT training within the first two years of service. Interested parties should be willing to climb ladders, haul hose, drive apparatus, operate power equipment and respond to medical emergencies at all hours of the day or night. There are no assigned shifts. If you are on the island, you are on call. It’s hard work and the pay stinks, but it is a great way to serve your community and make life-long friends.

Prospective volunteers can contact Assistant Chief, Tom Miller at (360) 424-2221 or attend a weekly meeting at the Samish fire hall any Monday at 7:00PM. 8/9/14

Island harvests

Putting food by is one of summer's pleasures.

From gardens or trees, or gathering from the wild, fresh local produce is the best, right here in Skagit Valley.


Fidalgo Bay & National Estuaries Day

Several local groups are sponsoring a fun-filled day for kids of all ages, on Saturday September 13th, 11am – 3pm. Held at the Fidalgo Bay Resort, 4701 Fidalgo Bay Road, the event will have numerous learning opportunities. Read more...

Padilla Bay Summer Activities

Check out the current newsletter for upcoming events at our nearby environmental center. 5/30/14

Samish Island Passages, 2014

Sue Ellen Heflin, 1955-2014, Jim Kunzmann, 1948-2014, Dick Nevitt, 1938-2014; Rick Moore, 1952-2014; Frank Donato, 1917-2014; Betty Donato, 1922-2014; Lupe Dailey, 1924-2014 (island family resident). 6/27/14

Hall Rentals

Have a gathering planned that might be too much for your home (preparation, serving, cleanup, etc?). Think about using the community center for your event. Islanders or members' rate: $50 for 5-hr or less, $75 one-day rental. Everyone loves the hall: it's open, spacious, has lots of tables and serving things. It doesn't have tv or wireless distractions. Real interactions and conversation can happen here. Call to reserve your event day, 766-8202. You can rent the video projector or sound system if needed (additional fee). More info.. 1/7/14

Past Shore Lines

All Shore Lines newsletter are online since 2003. Back issues from that date forward are available on the Publications page.

Email Groups

If you'd like to receive important/emergent information that informs all islanders, join the Samish Info e-group (2-3 emails a month). For those who like a little more neighborly sharing (10+ emails a month), join both Samish Info and the Samish Neighbors e-groups.