Marrowstone Island Resources
Updated March 2022

This page replaces the original Hellow Pages and is meant to reflect updated information which has been verified as of the date shown above.

History of the Marrowstone Island Hellow Pages

The original Marrowstone Island HELLOW Pages booklet was sponsored by the Marrowstone Island Community Association (MICA) and made available at Island organization meetings and the Nordland General Store. The first edition was created in 2002 by Mike Zimmerman, MICA president 2001-2002, with the help of Mary TennBrink (Editor) and cover art by Marge Illman. The 2nd edition was published in January 2006. The inside of the front cover read as follows:

Welcome to the second edition of the Marrowstone Island HELLOW Pages. As new residents of Marrowstone in 1998, our family went through that “discovery” phase of who, what, and where services, organizations, and activities were available in the area—particularly on Marrowstone. We were amazed and impressed by the variety of Marrowstone Island resident owned, operated and organized opportunities.

It took years to discover what is listed within this little booklet. The HELLOW Pages is intended to shorten your “discovery” phase, introduce you to the diversity of Marrowstone and connect you with some of your neighbors.

This MICA sponsored booklet will be available at Island organization meetings and the Nordland General Store. It will serve as a welcome-wagon piece for our newcomers.

Say “HELLOW” to your Island neighbors.

Mike Zimmerman, MICA president 2001-2002”

The information following is the latest update.

Island Organizations

Fort Flagler State Park

Located on the Northern tip of Marrowstone Island, this spectacular park has more than 5 miles of hiking trails on its 1,450+ acres. Facilities include picnic tables, 117 campsites, boat launch, mooring facilities, and a group camp.

Hiking, boating, fishing, clamming, and hang-gliding are popular activities. Accommodations are also available in three former WWII barracks buildings with kitchen and dining facilities and five furnished vacation houses for rent are available (Reservations (888) 226-7688).  A museum interprets the history of this one-time coastal defense fort.  The Beachcomber Café concession offers food and espresso drinks near the lower campground.

Park Contact:    (360) 385-1259

Friends of Fort Flagler (FoFF)

Founded in 1999, Friends of Fort Flagler works to restore, preserve and protect the natural and historical resources of Fort Flagler State Park as well as to provide assistance and support for park staff. Members support park improvements through volunteer labor and financial contributions.  FoFF sponsors natural history interpretive programs, builds park facilities like the new picnic shelter at Mystery Bay State Park, improves the Park’s trails, restores natural habitat, and acts as a strong advocate for parks. FoFF also sponsors outdoor music concerts as fundraising events during the summer.

Contact:    PO Box 74, Nordland WA 98358

Marrowstone Island Foundation (MIF)

MIF is administered by a local volunteer Board of Directors. This locally funded nonprofit organization works to enhance the quality of life on Marrowstone Island through financial support of projects promoting the health, safety and welfare of all Island residents.

Additional information can be found at

Contact:    PO Box 155, Nordland WA 98358.

Mystery Bay State Park

During Prohibition, smuggling alcohol from Canada was a profitable and somewhat honored occupation in the remote waters of northwest Washington. Sequestered between Marrowstone and Indian Islands, Kilisut Harbor was one refuge used by smugglers to evade Coast Guard vessels. The smugglers’ shallow draft boats were readily hidden in the overhanging trees at a small bay near the end of the harbor, and their regular disappearance here was categorized by the Coast Guard as “mysterious” hence the name for the bay.

The park is designated as a marine recreation area with its facilities primarily for boaters. A pier leads out to a long float that is available for overnight mooring facilities. Mooring buoys are also available. A single lane launch ramp drops down gently to the sloping beach north of the floats.

Clams and oysters can be found on the beach at low tide and offshore crabbing is usually fruitful during the designated season.

Contact:    (360) 385-1259

Nordland Garden Club (NGC)

The NGC normally meets at 10:00 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month September through June at the Garden Club Building, 320 Garden Club Road, Nordland WA 98358. Guests are welcome.

The Club's objectives are to increase knowledge of horticulture; promote conservation of resources; promote civic pride in protecting the environment; protect native trees, plants, birds, and establish sanctuaries in our yards; promote the appreciation of gardening; enhance gardening skills; and contribute to the community.

The club was started in 1937 as a women’s community garden organization.  At this time, we are following the safety guidelines for Covid19 as set out by Jefferson County, WA and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), requiring everyone to wear a mask, vaccinated or not, while indoors at all times; social distancing at 6 feet; and hand sanitizing.

Contact:    (360) 385-5122 (leave a message)

                    PO Box 131, Nordland WA 98358

Sound View Cemetery

The Sound View Cemetery is located on East Marrowstone Road. It was established in 1895 on property donated by Peter and Anna Nordby, developed by Marrowstone property owners through MICA, and is operated by an ongoing board of directors. Only Marrowstone property owners are eligible to purchase burial plots for themselves or members of their immediate family.

Contact:    Bruce Carlson - (360) 386-1756.

Off Island Organizations

Chimacum School District

CSD49 Logo Our schools strive to provide an exciting, flexible environment where students of all ages successfully prepare for their unique futures and as responsible members of society.  We’re committed to high academic expectations and standards.  We proactively work together to provide skills, knowledge, and resources to ensure a fully supportive environment for excellence in education for the entire community.

Contact Information

Phone: (360) 302-5890            email:



Naval Magazine (NAVMAG) Indian Island

Naval Magazine Indian Island is the U.S. Navy’s only deep-water ammunition port on the West Coast and the Department of Defense’s largest conventional ordnance storage site on the West Coast. Indian Island provides munitions support to Navy, Joint and Allied vessels while emphasizing safety, accuracy and efficiency. The command provides quality and responsive logistics, technical and material support in the areas of retail ammunition management, and ordnance system components maintenance. It also provides technical support of ordnance and ordnance-related equipment and processes, and logistics management as the only active breakbulk and containerized ordnance transshipment port in support of the joint services of the Pacific command.

The 2,700-acre island hosts a wealth of cultural and natural resources, including several Native American archeological sites, historical pioneer homestead sites and WWII-era buildings. The island is also home to a wide diversity of wildlife species, including 10 established bald eagles nesting sites, several hundred deer, coyotes, otters and an occasional cougar.

Additional information can be found at:

Contact:    Public Affairs Officer Julianne Stanford,

Tri-Area Community Center

The Tri-Area Community Center offers Wi-Fi, Senior Nutrition, and room rentals for community and private meetings. Foot Care, SHIBA, and AARP Tax Aide are some of the community organizations who offer services at this site. Call for current COVID guidelines and specific details on room use.

The Center is located at 10 West Valley Road, Chimacum, 98325.

The office is open 9-1, M-F.

Center Manager:     Sheila Ramsey    (360) 390-4014.


Marrowstone Inn

We are a historic lodge and coastal cabins on Marrowstone Island, currently in renovation. There are more than 8 acres of land to explore, gardens to use, and trails to discover, while the view of Mt. Rainier and the Olympics add their own quiet presence.Watch this space for more info as we move forward to opening for business.



Art / Music / Crafts

Marrowstone Pottery

Specializing in high fire Flameware (Furnoware) pottery, stoneware and porcelain pottery, and handmade tile murals.

Contact:    George and Helena Tsitsas

Studio & Gallery: 292 Merry Rd, Nordland, WA 98358
NOTE: Vaccination for COVID-19 and face masks are required for visiting our Studio & Gallery

(360) 379-5169

Handcrafted Jewelry

PJE Designs

Designs custom made for your taste and your price range.

Email or call to set up a Workshop Look for something you might love to wear...or share.

Contact:    Patricia Earnest

or call (360) 379-1779  for a LOOK 

Sculpture / Drawing

Sculpture, portraits, abstracts, figure studies. Internationally recognized in Who’s Who in American Art.

Contact:    Rita Kepner

(360) 385-597


Building Supplies / Hardware

Carl’s Building Supply

“Buy where the builders buy”    10733 Rhody Dr, Port Hadlock, WA 98339

Hours:    Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
                Beginning in November, Carl's will be closed on Saturdays to allow
                all employees to spend more time with their families.

Contact:    Tom Rider

(360) 385-2111;    (800) 788-2110

Communications on the Island

Marrowstone Island IO Group

This Marrowstone Island networking and communication group harkens back to the original Yahoo Group started years ago for island communication among neighbors. Yahoo Groups were discontinued, and Nextdoor became the new platform for the community. In 2021 Nextdoor made plans to go public as a company and instituted a number of changes to the platform that made it no longer suitable for many in the MI community. So the decision was made to establish a new private network on the Groups IO platform that allows us to control all aspects ourselves, instead of having a sales/ad-based algorithm manage our island communications.

The current moderators for the group are Cheryl Brunette and Lisa Van Horn. Please feel free to reach out to either of them with any issues or questions. Our hope is that this introduction to the group will help answer most new member questions. Realize it will likely take all of us a bit of time to work out the kinks, and patience along the way is appreciated.

If you are a resident or property owner of Marrowstone Island and want to join the group, send a message with your name and email address to " Group Moderators" <>. After verifying your residency or ownership status, the Moderator will send you an invitation to join.

Computers and Internet

PC Service and Repair

Surf Shop Computers

Contact:    Reuben Lalish

(360) 301-5620   


Al Smith Woodworking

Custom cabinetry, fine woodworking, furniture.

Contact:    Al Smith

(360) 379-0217    

D. J. Construction

Remodeling, new construction, all phases thereof, anything creative.

Contact:    Don Ault

(360) 379-6965   

Emergency Services

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue

The health and safety of Marrowstone Island residents is protected by professional Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), fire fighters, and paramedics stationed in Chimacum and a dedicated group of volunteer EMTs and firefighters living on Marrowstone Island. If you would like to become a member of their volunteer ranks, please contact East Jefferson Fire-Rescue.

Contact:    Chief Bret Black - (360) 385-2626

Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management

A wealth of information about all emergency management topics.

Contact:    (360) 385-9368

Exchanges (Magazines, Books, Puzzles, etc.)

Magazines & Paperback Books

Nordland General Store


Mystery Bay Farm

Small-scale, artisan goat dairy. Tours available by reservation.

Contact:    Scott Brinton or Rachael Van Laanen

(360) 774-0675      

Otter Hill Farm

Otter Hill offers fresh fruit and vegetables spring through autumn. Orders are taken by phone or email.

Contact:    Bruce & Jeanette Travis

(360) 385-3739

201 Garden Club Rd, Nordland WA 98368



Landscape Services

Real Estate Services

Keller Williams Salish Sea

“Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX!”

Contact:     Kevin M. Miller - (360) 301-6554



Water Systems & Water Treatment

Bayview Pumps, Inc.

Complete water systems, well pumps, pressure and storage systems, water softeners, and other filtration. Well and water testing.

Contact:    Steven Grace   

(360) 379-8000   

Sharpening Services

Denny’s Saw Sharpening

Sharpening service for contractors and home-makers. Knives, scissors, all construction tools, chain saws.

Contact:    Denny Severson

(360) 385-5536

Welding, Fabrication and Repair

North Winds

Welding, metal fabrication and repairs. Marine, architectural and general work in steel, stainless steel, aluminum and bronze.

Contact:    Peter Kopetzky - (360) 379-0487


Alterations - hand or machine work

Contact:    Kay Goodhue - (360) 385-6199


Custom wearable art fabrication and design. Fees negotiable; barter considered.

I’d rather make a new pair of pants than fix a zipper, but sometimes I can be persuaded.

Contact:    Paula Lalish - (360) 385-4265


Weeding, windows, & whatnot. Specializing in Garden Reclamation. Serving Islanders for 31 years.

Contact:    Kellie Ragan - (360) 385-1543

Social Groups

Marrowstone Striders

Walk with us M-W-F, rain or shine, year-round. Congenial co-ed group, mostly age 50+, but all ages and speeds are welcome! We meet Mondays at East Beach parking lot and walk on E. Marrowstone to Meade Road and back. Locations vary on Wednesdays. Fridays we meet at the Fort Gate parking lot and pick our route depending on weather or whim.

There ar two groups: The early birds meet at 7:55ish am and walk until about 9:00 am. The second group meets at 9:00 am and walks until 10:00 am.

Call for more information or to find out Wednesday location

Contact:    Patti Ivers - (360) 385-2083

Stores / Restaurants / Delis

Beachcomber Cafe

Summer’s not complete without an ice cream treat, an espresso drink, or iced mocha! Come to the Beachcomber Cafe at Fort Flagler State Park and enjoy the view from the deck. Grill, kites, snacks and more.

Contact:    Jim and Maj-Britt Peacock - (360) 385-7637

Food Consulting / Private Cooking / Gardening

Contact:    Hope Borsato - (360) 301-1350

Mystery Bay Seafood Catering

Catering fresh seafood dinners and home delivery of seafood products (seafood chowder, clams, oysters and mussels)

Contact:    Leonard Johnson - (360) 390-8134

Nordland General Store

Espresso, best selection of micro brews, boat rentals, gift items, fine wines, movie rentals, seafood, toys. And yes, we do have groceries.

Tom & Sue Rose, owners of the Nordland General Store organize several community-building annual events:

Polar Bear Dip
At noon on every January 1 since 1994, residents and visitors have gathered on the dock in front of the Nordland General Store for the Polar Bear Dip, organized by store owner Tom Rose. The store sells commemorative shirts and hats each year. Water temperatures are in the forties (Fahrenheit) and air temperatures are about the same. On more than one occasion, there has been standing ice on the water in the days prior to the Polar Bear Dip.

Tractor Days Parade
Every Memorial Day weekend, island residents bring their tractors to parade them in front of the Nordland General Store.

Christmas Tree Lighting
Santa arrives by boat and the store's Christmas tree is lighted.

Contact:    Tom and Sue Rose - (360) 385-0777    7180 Flagler Rd, Nordland WA 98358

Valley Tavern

The Valley Tavern in Port Hadlock offers their World Famous Valley Burgers: a half pound of broiled hamburger, secret sauce, onions and, Tillamook cheese melted to perfection. There are other comparable tasty entrees on the menu.

Sunday evenings - Bacon Bingo
Monday - TGIM (Thank God It's Monday) - $1special on draft PBR.
Tuesday - Steak Night
Wednesday - Peanuts are served
Friday - Fish and Chips (6 to 9 pm).

Contact:    (360) 385-0388

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