Port of Everett

In the late 1800s what is now the Port of Everett was a buzz, literally with Shingle mills. These days the Port is a buzz with development. Much of the Port is getting a face lift. Visit the Port of Everett  website to learn more about this expansive makeover.

Let’s start at the South Pier and work our way to the North. First of all you will find many delicious dining options while on the piers Moontree Asian, Anthony’s, and Woodfire Grill. You will also find Island Adventures on the South Pier. This company offers whale watching tours aboard the Island Explorer March through May.

This is one of my favorite places to spend sunset and enjoy a meal. It’s not only a stunning place to watch the sunset, but it’s also fun to walk around looking at the many fancy yachts and day dream about living aboard and sailing the world.

There are so many things to do on the waterfront. Visit Boxcar Park and the historic Weyerhaeuser building on the North Pier. The North Pier is currently being given a facelift.  You will find a new grand entrance with a water feature and new pedestrian paths.

Take yourself on a little driving or walking tour and you will find the historic Equator dry docked on the North side of the pier. This ship was a two mast schooner built in 1888 in Binicia, California by Mathew Turner

The Equator’s most famous passenger was author, Robert Louis Stevenson.  He was most famous for the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde and Treasure Island. He conceived and began writing The Wrecker from the deck of the Equator. The ship was abandoned on Jetty Island’s beaches in the 1950s, but dredged back up to the pier in 1967. In 1972 the Equator was added to the National Historical Registry and a Foundation was formed to raise money to restore the ship.  Unfortunately, they never managed to raise enough money to restore the ship, but she still sits under cover on the pier.  I encourage you to pay the Equator a visit.

On the North Pier you will also find delicious restaurants, the Scuttlebutt Brewery, and Bluewater Organic Distillery.  You can also find Catalyst Yoga and Hydrology Stand Up Paddle Board events done in partnership with Bluewater Organic Distillery.

Over the summer months look for these fun events:

Enjoy Sail in Cinema – Free outdoor movies at Boxcar Park

  • July 20: Jaws, 9:30 p.m.
  • July 27: Grease, 9:20 p.m.
  • Aug. 3: E.T., 9:10 p.m.
  • Aug. 10: Up, 8:55 p.m.
  • Aug. 17: Wonder Woman, 8:45 p.m.
  • Aug. 24: Top Gun, 8:30 p.m.

Take a look at the Port of Everett Event Calendar to verify dates, times, and find more events.

Bibliography

http://www.historiceverettwaterfront.com/waterfront-special-features/the-equator

http://narhist.ewu.edu/pnf/articles/s1/i-4/equator/equator.html

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