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The Summer Port Report


In case you missed it… https://portofpt.com/wp-content/uploads/PortReport-06-2024-digital.pdf

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Small Business Resources


As trades people we learn and perfect our skills but running your own businesses is so multifaceted and a whole other skill set. It can be done and there are more resources now than ever. From the EDC newsletter; If you are not signed up, they send out good information and opportunities for all types of …

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Next Port Commission meeting August 14th


Upcoming Port Commission Meetings and recent commission meeting recordings: Date                   Meeting & Time July 24:           5:30 p.m. Regular Commission Meeting CANCELLED August 14:      9:30 a.m. Commission Workshop, 1:00 Regular Commission Meeting Past meetings with documents and recordings: DATE MEETING MATERIALS AGENDA LATE ADDITIONS, notes AUDIO MINUTES 07/10/24 Public Workshop 9:30 …

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2.5 minute snippets about Port Townsend


KPTZ has a fun fact feature called “Did you know?” hosted by Kate Dwyer. It is worth checking out these 2 and a half minute audio files that often feature our local maritime history as well as other interesting things. Find it here: https://kptz.org/did-you-know/?lcp_page0=1

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July 10th Port Commission meetings


Port Commission Workshop and Regular Business Meeting By Port of Port Townsend on Jul 05, 2024 02:58 pm The Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Public Workshop & Regular Meeting of the Port Commission on July 10 have been posted. The Port Commission has two meetings scheduled for Wednesday, July 10. The 9:30 a.m. workshop …

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Classy Knot Class August 3rd


CLASSY KNOT CLASS!: SAT, AUGUST 3 Knot tying is an ancient, practical and artistic skill. Learning the purpose and tying of various handsome knots and then mounting them on a traditional knot board is the hands-on goal of The Artful Sailor’s upcoming workshop. Presented by tall ship sailor and marlinspike artist Chip G. Knots, this …

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Our Working Waterfront 5/5/24 – The New Point Hudson Jetty episode


In case you missed it, click image to listen.

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July events to take note of


Thank you to The Artful Sailor for this list of events taking place in July and August.  THE GOLDEN RULE PEACE FLOTILLA  Famed nuclear disarmament ketch Golden Rule, intends to tour the Salish Sea this Summer with stops at Port Townsend, Port Ludlow, US Navy locations, the Wooden Boat Festival and elsewhere. A Peace Flotilla of boats is …

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Climate Change forcing 3rd Gen. Fishermen to rethink this year


Member suggestion to share this story. Thank you Rick! Click the image to listen to or read this story from Marketplace.org https://www.marketplace.org/2024/06/25/climate-change-rising-ocean-temperatures-albacore-tuna-migration-fishermen/

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Anti-fouling Paints UPDATE June 2024


It looks like the copper ban has been pushed back to 2029 at the earliest. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY from WA Dept. of ECOLOGY Boats moored in marinas and other waterbodies provide a suitable surface for organisms to attach and grow. The undesirable accumulation of organisms, including algae and barnacles, is known as marine fouling. Marine fouling …

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‘WORKING PORT’ 100 years of the Port of Port Townsend


Having recently read cover to cover of Working Port, this editor highly recommends everyone read this book put together by Scott Wilson on behalf of the Port of PT. Working Port can be purchased at the moorage office in Boat Haven or Admiral Ship Supply, and at bookstores in town. This is also an interesting …

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Maritime Economy Satellite Accounts Statistics Published


  Maritime Economy Satellite Accounts Statistics Published The marine economy accounted for $476.2 billion, or 1.8 percent, of current-dollar U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022, an increase from $424.2 billion. The Bureau of Economic Analysis published the Maritime Economy Satellite Accounts statistics, detailing the impact of the United State’s maritime economy. For more information, …

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2024 Li8fe Time Achievement Awards-Dave Thompson, Jim Tolpin, Margie Abrahm


2024 Lifetime Achievement Awards The Lifetime Achievement Awards will kick off this year’s Wooden Boat Festival on Thursday, September 5, at 5:30 PM! This annual event recognizes exceptional contributions to the wooden boat community. For over 15 years, we have celebrated people who have made wooden boating what it is! This year’s honorees are: Jim Tolpin Internationally renowned woodworker, finish …

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PORT of PT Commission Meeting 06/28


Port Commission Meeting By Port of Port Townsend on Jun 21, 2024 01:51 pm The Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Regular Meeting of the Port Commission on June 26 have been posted. The Port Commission has one meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 26. At 5:30 p.m., meeting topics include:  Resolution 817-24 Authorizing Sale of …

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The Port Report 6/2024 features the airport


You can view the PDF HERE

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Job openings at the NWMC


Current job openings at Northwest Maritime Center:  Venue Rentals Manager (Year-round) Communications Director (Year-round) MHS Instructional Operations Supervisor (Year-round) Venue Coordinator (On-call, Year-round) Visitor Experience Associate (Seasonal) Port Townsend Bay Tours Docent (Seasonal) NOAA Science Camp Educator (Seasonal) Assistant Instructor – Youth Learn to Sail Programs (Seasonal) See more job opportunities on our website The Northwest Maritime Center is …

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Public meeting:’Expand Dabob Bay Natural Area’ : 6/17/24


Dear Forest Protectors in Jefferson and Callam Counties, Please help our friends at the Northwest Watershed Institute support the proposal to expand the Dabob Bay Natural Area. We are asking everyone who cares about Dabob Bay and preservation of the remaining old forests and habitats on the Toandos Peninsula to attend the Department of Natural …

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Port Commission meeting June 26th


The next Port Commission meeting is the monthly evening meeting starting at 5:30 on June 26th. This timing was created years ago to encourage working folk to attend after their normal work hours. The PTMTA has always encouraged members to attend commission meetings, share your concerns at the public comments (You can say a lot …

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WA Center for Employee Ownership…


The Washington Center for Employee Ownership (WACEO) is joining a growing number of organizations across the country that serve as statewide hubs for employee ownership resources and support, helping small businesses take advantage of the power of employee ownership (EO). This planned nonprofit organization is the outcome of an initiative catalyzed and facilitated by the …

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Coffee with Eron, Monday 6/17 @9am


There are fewer ways to make a connection than over a cup of coffee. This editor recommends joining these civil conversations whenever possible and ask those questions that have been brewing.

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