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The Ferry Important History of Mukilteo | Muk Revisited


Last updated 6/9/2021 at 3:34pm

Photo courtesy of Lilo Lamerdin

Cars head onto the ferry at the new Mukilteo Ferry Terminal.

Since its earliest history on the shore of Puget Sound, Mukilteo has had a rich and fascinating history. A new chapter in this history was written on Dec. 30, 2020, when Mukilteo welcomed a brand-new, state-of-the art ferry terminal, the first significant update to the city's terminal in four decades. While it is understandable to marvel at the modern facility, locals should not forget the historically significant beginnings of ferry service between Mukilteo and Whidbey Island.

Undoubtedly, the first human water passages between what is now Mukilteo, named after a Lushootseed word that rou...

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