About Hat Island
Hat Island (A.K.A. Gedney Island) is a small private island, located in Puget Sound, in Snohomish County Washington. The island lies west of Everett, between Whidbey Island and Camano Island, and is the permanent or vacation home to approximately 260 “Hat Islander” families.
The Hat Island Community
Hat Island has a marina; a 9-hole golf course; beautiful Northwest scenery; a yacht and golf club; fire station; and community beaches for clamming, crabbing, fishing or beach combing. In addition, Hat Island has its own passenger ferry and bus.
Because this is a private island, with roads maintained by the Hat Island Community, cars on the island do not have to have state license plates. Because the island is small and without stores, cars usually just transport people from the ferry to their homes.
History of Hat Island
Robert A. Brunjes has written a wonderful comprehensive history of Hat Island. Click here to view and/or print it…