The Mosquito Fleet Trail
Bringing the past to life...
From the beginning of settlement in the Puget Sound Region over 150 years ago, the most efficient and effective way to move from one area to another was by boat. Early settlers depended on the small steamers that buzzed around Puget Sound quickly and regularly for commerce and transportation.
As population and commerce increased, the need for a larger, more organized water-borne transportation system became evident. Moving passengers as well as freight, the system became known as the "Mosquito Fleet".
There are over 40 history Mosquito Fleet ports along Kitsap County's 228 miles of Puget Sound shoreline. Each port has a unique history and preserves a rich community heritage. Kitsap County Board of Commissioners, working with the mayors of the incorporated cities, other agencies and other interested organizations is seeking to preserve and enrich the Mosquito Fleet history.
Points of interest along the trail highlight environmental features, have historical significance, and provide cultural and educational value.
Mosquito Fleet Historical Monuments
The Mosquito Fleet Trail Plan was first conceived
following the completion of the 1996 Kitsap County Greenways Plan. It was
made a high priority in the 2001 Bicycle Facilities Plan. The Mosquito Fleet
Trail is a proposed network of designated roads and bicycle and pedestrian
paths that connect historic Mosquito Fleet sites from Kingston to
Southworth, including Bainbridge Island.
News along the trail: construction in South Kitsap will provide a missing link for a critical half-mile link. Current status has been updated.
Staff contact: Bill Zupancic
Kitsap County Public Works
April 20, 2012