Take a scroll though Hat Island’s history with our collection of news clippings, articles, advertisements, pictures, videos, and even a recent TV appearance.
July 2018 — Hat Island: The Somewhat Secret, Other-Worldy Northwest Gem
“The rules are lax, it’s not public, and residents of the small isle off Everett like it that way.” Read the article about Hat Island that appeared in the July 31, 2018 edition of The Everett Herald…
2017 — Hat Island on KING5’s Evening Magazine
Hat Island’s a TV star! Check out this 2017 segment from Seattle KING5’s Evening Magazine: Hat Island – The Northwest’s Best Kept Secret…
2008 — Memorial Day Ceremony
2008 — Tribute to Andy Liljestrand
2003 — Volunteer Fire Department Commissioners
2002 — Reverse Osmosis Water System Construction
1995 — Their Little Bit of Paradise
This overview of Hat Island appeared in the Seattle Times on Friday, June 30, 1995.
Mid-1990’s — Special Assessment Flyer
This is the flyer created by Don Condit describing the community’s first special assessment. The special assessment was for $84.00 per year for 8 years and was used to cover major community expenses over $10,000 without the need for separate votes.
1980’s — Fire Department Article
1977 — Hat Island, A Community Pulls Together
These photos were taken in 1977 by Rich Shulman of the Everett Herald
1974 — Electric Cable Project
In 1974, as a direct result of the 1971-1972 Community Development Study, an underwater electric cable was laid to Hat Island from Mission Beach. The Holiday was the vehicle for PUD executives and engineers and Hat Island board to watch the project being done. This project was a very exciting for both the PUD and Hat Islanders. This was the first underwater cable for the PUD and Hat Island had been running on generators that were less than reliable. Our Elsie M was also involved in the project. It was raining and a dark and dreary day much lightened by the exciting project and unrealistic successes. Basically there were no problems from one side to the other. The cable was energized on December 12, 1974.
1972 — Early Marina Photos
The black and white picture of the marina labeled 1972 was scanned from the aerial photo in the 1972 Community Development Study. It shows the original configuration of the marina. In 1978 the marina was dredged and the dock system expanded to the configuration shown in the second photo. Notice the ferry bridge and ramp at the southern end where the ferry ACORN docked. Out side the marina on the north side was the barge piling for barges to tie up to unload building materials.