The ACC has two community member position openings. We are hoping to fill these positions by mid-February. You may email for a ACC Member application and a member position description. If you have any questions about these positions, please contact the ACC at

Marina Improvements

You may have noticed some new lighting around the marina recently.  Marina Community Chairperson, John Gray, has been slowly adding lighting to the marina for added safety in evening hours.  In addition, we are doing a trial of hardware cloth on C dock.  This material provides a stable, reliable grip surface for walking on docks.  It is fastened with galvanized nails.  This is commonly used in southeast Alaska to keep docks safe for use during wet and cold weather.  Please take the time to go down to C dock on the north marina and email your feedback to  We will make sure it makes its way to the marina committee.

We found out today that the Pacific Sand Lance have spawned on our north marina beach.  Pacific Sand Lance are an important food source for young salmon and lingcod.  Unfortunately it does mean that we cannot begin work on repairing the north marina breakwater/seawall at this time.  We will plan to start work on this project in July.  While this is a disappointing turn of events for getting our repair done, it is great to know Hat Island beaches continue to be a good source of food for our sea life.

Reminder to New Owners …and old ones too

Outdoor burning, as it applies to Hat Island, is categorized into 3 types:  Recreational fires, Residential yard-debris burning and land clearing fires.

Recreational Fire means cooking fires or campfires using charcoal or firewood that occur in designated areas or on private property. A permit is not required for “recreational fires” with a total fuel area no greater than 2 feet in diameter and/or 2 feet in height. These fires must be within an approved fire pit with a rock/brick/metal border. At NO time are any beach fires permitted on Hat Island. They will be put out when discovered/reported and will be treated as an illegal burn.

Residential yard-debris burning fires are limited to vegetative material grown on the property, such as leaves, branches and twigs. A permit from the fire department is required and subject to size restrictions noted on the permit. Proof of adequate fire control measures such as a charged water line (hose with water on) and full-time attendance of the fire by a responsible adult must be maintained.

All recreational or Yard Debris fires must be out (cold to the touch) by sunset.

Land clearing or stump burning fires are under strict control and must be permitted by the local fire department.  A permit and inspection of the proposed burn area will be conducted as part of the process.  Proof of adequate water supply and heavy equipment sufficient to maintain control of the fire must be present at all times with operating personnel.  These fires must not be fueled after sundown or if winds become an issue for embers and firebrands.  Control must be maintained at all times.

All fires that do not meet regulations can be subject to heavy fines and financial responsibility should property damage or fire-fighting efforts be required as a result of willful or negligent actions of the permittee.

Permits may be obtained by e-mailing Mike Worthy at worthymd@hotmail.clm or calling 206-972-5019 and in the Hat Island Office during business hours.

Job Opening

We currently taking applications to fill the Harbor Master position(s).  The job posting will be up shortly on the Hat Island website under employment.  If you can’t wait, please email and we will send you one.  A general employment application is available on the Hat Island website under employment.

Barge Dates 2022

March 15, 16 and 17

May 23, 24 and 25

August  31

September 1 and 2

October 2, 3 and 4th

Ferry Riders

If you have a concern about something on the ferry, please contact ferry staff.  They can address it with the offending party.  If you feel your concern isn’t being handled by the crew in a timely, and effective manner, please ask to speak to the captain.  Please do not confront fellow passengers.

Masks are mandated on the ferry due to the rise in COVID-19.  Guests are required to wear masks, covering their mouth and nose.  If the crew has to ask you more than once, to follow this rule, the captain will ask you to not ride the ferry for a period of 2 weeks.


Talk to Each Other

How do you be a good neighbor?  Communicate with each other, lend a hand!  There are a lot of new owners on the island and they cannot expect to know all of the little idiosyncrasies and island rules that make our little island such a special place to be.  If you see someone that seems confused or is doing something that would be frowned upon, reach out and lend them a hand and offer advice.   Neighbors helping neighbors is how this island works and those of us that have been here for a long period of time need to reach out and lend that helping hand.

Hat Island Online Exhibit and Timeline

Make sure to check out the work of our Summer Intern, Laynie Moran:

Hat Island, WE CAN DO THIS!

Always be sure to check these Alerts, the Hat Island Info Facebook Page and Twitter for any updates.


Welcome to the Hat Island Community Web Site! This is where you’ll find lots of information about living and vacationing on Hat Island. If you’re just visiting, check out the menu across the top for details on renting and buying Hat Island property, job openings, and how to contact the island manager for more details. If you’re already a resident or property owner, drop down the Community Info menu for topics of interest specifically for you. Hat Island is a hidden gem in the Pacific Northwest – come check us out!

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Weather Advisory for Hat Island Ferry
Friday Night, 12/10 and Saturday Morning, 12/11
There is a current weather advisory that may force the cancellation of runs. The captain will make the call as the day progresses. We will sail only if it is safe to do so.

Board of Trustees Meeting and Meet the Candidates via ZOOM today. Please call the office by 10:15am for meeting login information.

Division M water is off due to a piece of equipment failure. Luckily, we have a spare. Water Operator Chris Inman is on the job and well will let you know when it goes back on.

5/27/2021 Winds are scheduled to get stronger throughout day. Possibility of afternoon cancellations. If we have to cancel we will reschedule for tomorrow. We will not be able to make that call until we get closer to sailing time. Please have alternative plans in place!

4:00 pm ferry from Hat to Everett is a go!

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