1918 - The Port of Everett is Formed
On July 13, 1918, citizens voted to form the Port of Everett in hopes of acquiring World War I wartime industries. A. D. McAdam, C. W. Miley, and Albert Burke were elected as the first port commissioners. Director General of the U.S. Emergency Fleet Charles Schwab visited Everett and promised to build Pacific Coast shipyards and keep them busy. The November 11, 1918, Armistice, however, quickly ended shipbuilding plans. Instead, the lumber and shingle trade dominated the economy, giving the city its nickname "Mill Town."
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