Port Gardner

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Port Gardner is an inlet of Possession Sound on which the city of Everett, Washington is located. The Snohomish River flows into the bay.

It was named by George Vancouver for his patron and former commander, Alan Gardner. Vancouver meant the name to apply to all of Saratoga Passage, but over time it came to refer to only the bay near Everett.[1]

Port Gardner Bay viewed from Legion Park in Everett.


  1. ^ Roberts, John E. (2005). A Discovery Journal: George Vancouver's First Survey Season - 1792. Trafford Publishing. p. 72. ISBN 978-1-4120-7097-3. 

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U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Port Gardner

Coordinates: 48°0′27″N 122°13′19″W / 48.00750°N 122.22194°W / 48.00750; -122.22194