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Mukilteo Lighthouse Park encompasses the lighthouse at the west end of the city of Mukilteo, Washington and 12 acres (0.049 km2) south of it. The property is west and south of the Washington State Ferries terminal with ferry service to Clinton Whidbey Island and is crossed by the Burlington Northern Mainline. The island,is easily visible from the shore and lies across a narrow portion of Possession Sound.
This park was formally known as Mukilteo State Park. The lighthouse was deeded to the City of Mukilteo in 2001 and Washington State Parks deeded the parklands to the City in 2003. In 2004, the City adopted a Lighthouse Park Master Plan to make physical site improvements in four phases. Phase I & II have now been completed adding a greater range of amenities and parking. The artwork by Joe Gobin and James Madison, Tulalip Tribal carvers indicates the significance of this site to many tribes, especially the Tulalip Tribes of Snohomish County. They lived at this location for over 1,000 years pre-euroamerican occupation that starting in 1861. The 1855 Point Elliott Treaty was signed in the area and three tribes were forced to re-settle at Tulalip Bay across Port Gardner Bay. Lighthouse Park is also significant as Captain George Vancouver's naturalist landed a small craft on the shoreline in May 30,1792. Rosehill, comes from his reference to the area he called Rose Point.
Mukilteo Lighthouse Park has about 1,500 feet (460 m) of sandy beach and includes a public boat launch, lighthouse and a spectacular shoreline walkway. This is one of the most easily accessed shorelines in urban Snohomish County, especially those needing ADA access.
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