Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Everett Celebrates Port Centennial

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Everett is celebrating its centennial with a series of events and memorabilia.

The port, whose birthday is officially on Friday, July 13, has published a commemorative book that details its history through stories, illustrations and more than 300 photographs. Visit portofeverett.com/historybook for more details.

To kick-off the celebration, a mural depicting the port’s past, present and future is expected to be unveiled on Thursday, July 12, in the port’s Waterfront Center lobby near the entrance of Scuttlebutt restaurant. The mural, created by local artist Sherrill Hull, was made possible through a partnership with Economic Alliance Snohomish County and the port.

On Saturday, the port will host a day of festivities, starting with a breakfast and the inaugural Port Beat 5K Fun Run along the waterfront trail. The event will give the public an opportunity to peek at Fisherman’s Harbor and the new Pacific Rim Plaza and splash fountain.

Fill the afternoon with an historic bus tour and later in the day go to Boxcar Park to view the Maritime Parade and partake in the festivities hosted by One World Lantern Festival. A photo booth will be available, so visitors can commemorate the birthday. End the day by placing mementoes into a centennial time capsule that will be opened in 2068.

“Today, as we celebrate our centennial year, we would like to thank the early residents of the Port District for believing in the value that the Port of Everett would bring to the community so long ago,” Port of Everett Acting CEO Lisa Lefeber said. “Most importantly, we want to thank our current Port District residents for their continued appreciation and support of our work today. We encourage you to come out to enjoy your Port and celebrate with us. We have a lot of events planned around the waterfront for all to enjoy and have pulled together some great projects to commemorate our Port history.”

The complete schedule can be found at http://www.portofeverett.com/Home/ShowDocument?id=12833