The Port of Everett is a natural deep-water port located 25 miles north of Seattle on the Puget Sound. It is one of two Ports in Snohomish County; along with the Port of Edmonds.
The Port of Everett strives to bring jobs, business and tourism to its local and surrounding communities. Along with the other state ports, the Port of Everett is also committed to efficiently moving goods into and throughout Washington state and the world. The port also operates the largest public marina on the West Coast and owns more than 3,000 acres of property.
The Port District encompasses most of Everett and portions of Mukilteo and Marysville. The citizens set the Port’s boundaries and elect Commissioners to govern the Port District. The district is governed by three commissioners, who are elected to six-year terms and rotate annually between president, vice-president and secretary. Most of the powers of the Port are directly vested in its Port Commission.
While the Port of Everett is not as large as the ports of Seattle or Tacoma, the Port plays a critical role in supporting the largest aerospace company in the nation! Like all ports, Everett trades with countries throughout the world to bring the goods that people and businesses need and want everyday.
The Port’s maritime activity generates $3.6 billion in revenue to local businesses, $246.8 million in state and local taxes, and firms that depend directly on maritime activity at the Port of Everett make $600 million in purchases annually. The Port as a whole creates 31,080 jobs for the community, approximately 18,000 jobs of which are associated with the local aerospace industry (data from Martin & Associates Report, May 2009). Furthermore, the Port of Everett is a steward of the shoreline and has worked to provide extensive public access along the Everett and Mukilteo waterfronts.
Since 1985, the City of Everett Parks and Recreation Department has been proud to bring its residents the best in saltwater beach recreation as well as marine and estuary education through Jetty Island Days. The free Jetty ferry departs from the Port of Everett's 10th Street Boat Launch and Marine Park, located at 10th Street and W. Marine View Drive. The ferry travels to and from the island at 30 minute intervals throughout the day. You can pick up your individual boarding passes at the kiosk located in the park. Season runs from the first of July through Labor Day weekend.
In 2004, the Port of Everett earned the “Port of the Year” award from the Washington Public Ports Association. For more information go to www.portofeverett.com.