Lumber & Shingle

Though Everett began with a variety of industries, the lumber and shingle mills soon dominated the waterfront.

Historical Interpretive Program

Learn about the program's development.

Commercial Fishing

Everett’s commercial fishing industry was an integral part of the waterfront’s economic and physical growth.

Visit the Interpretive Sites

Visit the historical interpretive sites located along the waterfront.

Boat Building

In 1947, the first boat building facilities started operating on the north waterfront. For the next 50 years, that industry would continue to change.

Waterfront Features

Learn about all the special features on the waterfront that supported the Lumber and Shingle, Commercial Fishing and Boat Building industries.

Welcome to the Historic Everett Waterfront

The Port of Everett invites you to experience and learn more about the interpretive exhibits located throughout our marina at our historical north waterfront. This interpretive program honors the rich heritage of the lumber and shingle, commercial fishing and boat building industries that operated on the waterfront between 18th street to the south up to 10th Street along West Marine View Drive.

This interpretive program is made possible by a partnership with the Port of Everett, Historic Everett, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and the Washington State Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation.

The story told by our interpretive program was derived from the research and writings of Jack and Larry O’Donnell, two brothers who are local historians and experts on Everett’s history. Larry himself once worked in the lumber mills of the north waterfront.  Excerpts of their book, The Evolution of a Vibrant Everett Waterfront, is the basis of historical content and approach to telling this place based history.

What's New?

Waterfront History Hunt Now Available!

Want to get in on the history hunt action or just add a little excitement to your waterfront walk? Download the Port of Everett’s Historical Interpretive Program Waterfront History Hunt!

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