2144 So. Nugent Road
P.O. Box 90
Lummi Island, WA 98262
Lummi Island Reef Net Fishing Collection
In the late 1800s, settlers on Lummi Island adopted this Native American Indian fishing technique. Reef-netting provided not only personal food but also served as a basis for the development of a processing and canning industry that provided stable employment for Island inhabitants. Succeeding years saw significant changes to the fishing industry, but a small contingent of individuals, utilizing these same reef-netting techniques, is still active today.
Rights & Use
Many items from the Lummi Island Heritage collection are under protection of copyright. You must contact the Lummi Island Library for permission to use the items in this collection.
By the use of these digital images, texts, audio, and video recordings, users agree to the following:
- Materials may not be used for any commercial purpose without prior written permission from the copyright owner and/or owning institution. The Washington State Library (WSL) does not have authority to grant such permission.
- Materials may be used for purposes of research, teaching and private study. You must contact the Lummi Island Library for permission.
- Credit must be given to 'Whatcom County Library System'.
- Materials may not be re-published in print or electronic form without prior written permission from the Lummi Island Library.
- Materials may not be mounted on an additional server for public use, or for use by a set of subscribers without prior written permission from the Lummi Island Library.
View the Washington Rural Heritage copyright statement for additional information.
About This Site
Lummi Island Heritage is a project of Washington Rural Heritage, a collection of historically significant materials residing in libraries, heritage institutions, and private collections throughout Washington State. The collection includes photographs, documents, and artifacts which tell the stories of Washington's small and rural communities.
Whatcom County Library System
Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is a rural library district serving the northwest corner of Washington State. With nine branch libraries and a Bookmobile, WCLS provides more than 108,000 county residents with books, magazines, movies, music, audiobooks, programs, and reference services. Lummi Island, one of the San Juan Islands, lies at the southwest corner of Whatcom County, WA, between the mainland part of the county and offshore San Juan County. The Lummi Island Library, serving island residents since the 1980s, is located across the street from the ferry landing on the east side of the island. It overlooks Hale’s Passage and the Lummi Indian Reservation. The Friends of the Island Library (FOIL) are the owners and caretakers of the facility. ...visit the Whatcom County Library System website for more information.