December 26, 2019
Neil Carey and Betty Lowman are married (1943)
Thursday, December 26, 2019
One of Anacortes' iconic couples, Neil Carey and Betty Lowman married on this day in 1941. Neil, a U.S. Navy man who hailed from Vermontville, Michigan was serving on the U.S.S. Colorado and managed to get just enough time off to jump down to Seattle and marry Betty. At this point Betty had already been on her famous one woman rowing trip from the San Juans to Alaska aboard her canoe "Bijaboji" (a loving combination of all her brother's names). He was serving the country while she was touring the country with tales of her adventures. The two would live out the rest of their lives together, later co-writing a book together on Betty's adventures in Alaska.