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Point 12: Everett City Dock/Everett Massacre Site
Hewitt Avenue and W Marine View Drive

Hewitt Avenue has served as one of Everett's major east-west corridors from the city's 1890s beginnings, linking the Snohomish River with Port Gardner Bay. The city's first dock was provided for the Puget Sound Wire Nail and Steel Company at the end of Pacific Avenue, bayside. The dock at the end of Hewitt Avenue became Pier 2.

By the early 1900s Pier 2 had become the major connecting point for both passenger and commercial travel. It was called the City Dock.

Tragically, the City Dock is best known as the site of the Everett Massacre, a labor confrontation that occurred on November 5, 1916, when members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) came to the city aboard the steamer Verona in support of striking shingle weavers. They were met by deputies who refused to let them land. A shot was fired, followed by more gunfire from both the ship and the dock. At least five IWW members and two deputies were killed and more were injured.

The Hewitt Avenue dock does not exist today and access is presently cut off to the site. There are current plans to reopen this area as a public park with markers to commemorate the Everett Massacre as well as other important events in the city's waterfront history.

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Everett City Dock, site of the Everett Massacre, 1917
Courtesy Everett Public Library

Everett City Dock, 1917
Courtesy Everett Public Library (Image No. 653)

Site of the Everett City Dock, February 2008
HistoryLink.org Photo by Margaret Riddle

Drawing of Everett Massacre site, n.d.
Drawing by Judith Stanley, Courtesy The Everett Herald

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