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Mukilteo's foghorn l Muk Revisited

Mukilteo's foghorn has a storied past. The lobby area where you now enter our historic lighthouse was once a fog signal building that was full of machinery needed to operate a large foghorn. Our light... Full story


Mukilteo's post office l Muk Revisited

Early mail routes were served by canoe, rowboat, or sailing vessel. When Snohomish County was formed separately from Island County in 1861, a post office was established at Mukilteo, along with the Co...


Of dikes, ballgames, and clambakes

Today’s Lighthouse Park parking area was once the home ballfield for the Mukilteo baseball team. Besides competing against visiting teams here, the Mukilteo team had to battle frequent flooding of...


Our first light keepers l Muk Revisited

When the Mukilteo Lighthouse lamp was first lit on March 1, 1906, keeper Peter N. Christiansen was on site and ready to ensure its steady beacon remained a guiding light for ships entering Possession...


Big Bang Theory l Muk Revisited

About 6 p.m. on Sept. 17, 1930, Mukilteo’s normal tranquility was shattered by two huge blasts. Besides upsetting the normal tranquility, windows in Mukilteo and Everett were shattered, chimneys...


Early Mukilteo hotels l Muk Revisited

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, visitors to Mukilteo had several choices of where they could stay that are no longer present here. The first of these was Fowler’s Hotel, which once stood on... Full story


Before Ivar's

Newcomers to Mukilteo may be unaware of the storied history of the property at 710 Front Street, now known as Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing. Although we have not found ownership records prior to 1923,...


Mukilteo Ferry Tales

Author’s Note: Portions of this article extracted from a “Scenes from the Past” article by Opal McConnell previously published in the “Rosehill News.” Did you know that: Regular...


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