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The Spirit of Ivar Haglund shines in aftermath of storm | Muk Revisited


Last updated 12/8/2021 at 11am

Photo courtesy of Mukilteo Historical Society

Rogue Wave by Chris Hopkins

This year's rain, wind, and flooding remind us of legendary storms from previous years.

One of the most significant in Mukilteo was Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, when the storm came from the west and up the Strait of Juan de Fuca before hitting land. A commissioning ceremony was scheduled at the lighthouse the following day. That afternoon tall waves exploded over the seawall, so debris and seaweed covered the light station grounds. Luckily, the City of Mukilteo's Public Works team did an extensive clean up that morning before the ceremony and removed any worry.

Ivar's Mukilteo Landing was destr...

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