The first permanent settler of Lummi Island was Captain Tuttle who arrived by canoe in 1871. There are still Tuttle descendants living on the island today. Lummi Island has approximately 1000 people living on the island with a vast majority retired. Lummi Island is a small island, and the islanders have access to the mainland by ferry which takes about 8 minutes to cross.
The views from the island are spectacular. There are many animals and birds on the island including the majestic eagle in many nesting places. It is a real treat to see the eagles soar over this beautiful land. Some days you can look out and see an Orca pod swimming in the Salish Sea. A bear, on occasion, will swim over from the mainland and enjoy a few days on the island.
Lummi Island has a general store where people gather for the latest news, post office, grange hall, church, Reefnet Fisherman, three restaurants, one being the famous Willows Inn. A Saturday farmer’s market, many art events, salmon dinner, veggie, flower & egg stands, a school from K to grade 6, and a charming library.
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