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New Solar Up and Running at the NWSWB


Brings financial, environmental, educational benefits The newly installed 164 solar panels on the roofs of the Marine Systems and Hammond Boatbuilding shops have been online for four days and have produced 295 kwh. That’s 73.75 kw per day of production this time of year (low solar production season). To put this into perspective the average …

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Congrats to local sailors for winning the ARC22!


PTMTA member and local business owner (Turn Point Design), Brandon Davis was crew on the winning team in the ARC trans-Atlantic race and rally still in progress as of 12/03/2022. Congrats to Brandon and the Malolo team! Brandon posted on FB: FIRST TO FINISH! We finished the ARC – Atlantic Race– in 11 1/2 days …

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KPTZ Archive #209 Carol Hasse


Revisiting the beginnings of the KPTZ Working Waterfront podcasts in order to archive them in “Our Stories” tab to the right. #209 Carol Hasse, PT Port Commissioner

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Marine Systems Intensives


  Courses are filling up fast! Register now. Marine Systems 5-day Intensives are back! Some course dates are already on a wait list so be sure to register for your spot now. Marine Electrical: March 20-24 (wait list) & June 26-30 Marine Diesel Engines: March 27-31 (nearing wait list) & August 7-11 Marine Outboard Engines: …

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Housing – 2nd Floor: (Room/Bath/Office) for Rent


In  – Port Hadlock – Short Walk to QFC / Boat Building School Owner Zaque writes:” Please consider the attached housing details and photos. I’m hoping to lock down a renter by December 12th or sooner. I know there are often people working in the boat yards looking for housing so I thought I’d send …

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JOBS: Schooner Adventuress


Immediate Opening:  Winter Deckhand Sound Experience aboard the schooner Adventuress is hiring for a winter deckhand. The position involves both carrying out routine shipboard maintenance and working with volunteers. The Adventuress is in very good condition after extensive restoration and needs professional maintenance to keep her in such beautiful shape. This year the bulk of …

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Online Classes: How to start a Kelp Farm


  Upcoming Course: How to Start a Kelp Farm Join GreenWave’s online How to Start a Kelp Farm guided course and community starting Tuesday, January 10 at 2 PM ET. Turn your ocean farming dream into a reality in our 6-week guided learning journey through GreenWave’s Ocean Farming Hub. Each week, participate in live online sessions …

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KPTZ Working Waterfront 11/18/2022


Here is the most recent KPTZ episode of Our Working Waterfront Our Working Waterfront ~ 11/18/22

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Jobs Listings


Many of the jobs listed on our website have not been filled. Have you reviewed them? Are you considering a change of employment? Need extra work? Know someone who might be a good candidate for any of these jobs? Please spread the word about our website, the services directory, the newsletter sign-up, membership and yes, …

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Food Traceability Rule includes seafood


It is good to understand what our seafood providers, among others, have to do in addition to catching/harvesting, packing, and shipping. (National Fisherman article. Title links to online article or read below.) FDA issues a final rule on food traceability, list includes most seafood Jose Antunes The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a …

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Port meetings December 14th


There is a 9:30 Workshop and a 1PM Commission meeting on December 14th. There is likely to be discussion on the proposed purchase of the Short’s Farm. Public comment can happen at the meeting or submitted in writing beforehand, Documentation has been showing up on the meetings page the Monday before the Wednesday meetings. Meetings …

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Too fun…


Just thought this was too much fun to not share. Picture your furry friend here ! December 18th, 1-4 at the Chamber, renowned photographer Jeffrey Fong will along with Santa be on site taking holiday photos of your pet. Proceeds of this event benefit Kiwanis as well as the Community Development Fund providing small business …

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The Annual PTMTA membership meeting minutes


Thank you to all who came out on Wednesday November 16th. We had around 50 people attend our annual meeting. This was the first in-person annual meeting since 2019! The food was good and a lot was covered. Please see the attached minutes, somewhat abbreviated. Comments and feedback are welcome. We will follow on some …

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Port Commission meeting NOV 22


Commission Meeting November 22 By Port of Port Townsend on Nov 18, 2022 04:10 pm The Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Regular Meeting of the Port of Port Townsend Commission on November 22, 2022, have been posted. The Port Commission has a meeting on Tuesday, November 22.  At 1:00 p.m. agenda topics include Updates …

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NIOSH & U.S. Coast Guard Announce…


November 16, 2022 NIOSH & U.S. Coast Guard Announce 2023 Funding for Commercial Fishing Safety Research & Training The lives of commercial fishermen and their crew depend on their safety, particularly when vessels are miles away from harbor. Additional research, innovation, and training could lower their risk of injury. The National Institute for Occupational Safety …

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Maritime WA National Heritage Plan approved


From Preserve WA The Management Plan for the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area was approved by the Department of the Interior earlier this month. This approval represents the culmination of over a decade of hard work and significant collaboration between hundreds of individuals, organizations, governments, and Tribes along our state’s saltwater shoreline. The Management Plan …

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The Work Party


Several “old guys” came together one sunny November Sunday to help raise the walls and roof of a new build in Port Townsend.  Jeff Hammond has been building mostly by himself and needed extra muscle for this. Almost everyone helping first met Jeff in their youth, as students at the N.W. School of Wooden Boatbuilding, …

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Point Hudson Cafe Photo show of Marine Trades


Rachel Ganapoler hung her ‘Working Class Heroes’ photo show at the Point Hudson Cafe. It’s an amazing collection of marine trades workers doing their thing from over the past decade or more. It’s worth checking out and treating yourself to a good lunch!

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North Jetty Progress


As of Friday 11/11/2022; You can see a number of pilings in place on the new North Jetty at Point Hudson! Earlier photos:

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NOV 22 Port Commission Meeting


November 22:      1:00 p.m. Meetings page for details as posted  

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