I've always wanted to sketch at Lovrics Marina and I was thrilled with the opportunity to do so this summer. Every Wednesday morning I eagerly arrived to see what new was happening and I was never disappointed! Each week there were new boats both at the docks and on the hard and new projects underway. I filled a sketchbook and could have kept going!
I learned that the La Merced, used as the breakwater, once hauled canned salmon from Bristol Bay to Anacortes.
On my first trip to Lovrics I found the Tugugly and sat on the dock to sketch her. When I finished I stood up and saw an even better view that included her waterline so I did another sketch!
When my cousin Bruce, also an artist, came to visit, I took him with me to Lovrics. Alice was his aunt and my grandmother so I couldn't resist sketching the Alice tied to the dock.
The funnel on the left was used to grind sardines into fish meal before Lovrics bought the property.
Exploring further one day I found this wooden sailboat on one of the smaller docks.
Besides boats there were a lot of older trucks and machinery scattered around the property.
Over the summer I saw many of same workers and thought I would include some of them.
One morning my "find" was this barge totally loaded with stuff.
Someone brought in half a boat on a trailer and was working on it. It takes a lot of paint to paint a big boat!
This fantail-era boat appeared in late summer. It has a huge hole in it just above waterline.
I saved the party barge that we found one day for last and put Mt. Baker behind it for fun.