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News Archive: August 2022

KPTZ Working Waterfront 6/10 Paul Svornich


For the “Our Stories Archive: In this episode of Our Working Waterfront, KPTZ’s Chris Bricker, Port of Port Townsend’s Director Eron Berg, and Port Commissioner Pam Petranek explore the Boat Yard and visit with tuna fisherman Paul Svornich and his wife, Lorraine, beneath the stern of their 38 foot sloop named Ocean. Click the image …

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Celebration of Life for Scot Landis


Tuesday, September 27th 4:00 – 8:00pm ~ Finnriver Cidery Chimacum, Washington Please join Kathleen Mitchell in remembering Scott, the remarkable man with the unforgettable smile…. We will have an altar in honor of Scott If so inspired, please bring a special object, poem, candle, or whatever reminds you of Scott to place on the altar  There …

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Meet your kids’ new teachers- event


Monday-August 29th…

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Preserve WA- Youth Heritage Project maritime focus


On July 12-15, 2022 The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation held our ninth annual Youth Heritage Project in Port Townsend in partnership with the National Park Service, the Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation, and the Washington State Parks Department, with Fort Worden State Historical Park serving as the base for the program. Students had …

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KPTZ Working Waterfront- Joel Kawahara


This podcast is an exemplary Oral History of our Working Waterfront. Posting specific episodes for the “our Stories” category of this blog. Enjoy! On Our Working Waterfront, KPTZ’s Chris Bricker and co-host Port Commissioner Pam Petranek visit with 3rd generation Quilcene resident Joel Kawahara.

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Update on Abandoned & Derelict vessel program


KPTZ’s Coastal Cafe podcast, first aired on August 3rd featured valuable information on WA State’s abandoned and derelict removal program with new options to take unwanted vessels at the end of their useful life at collection events to be scheduled. You can listen here.

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Pacific Marine Expo Registration & info


The Pacific Marine Expo is just three months away and registration goes live this week. Back at the Lumen Field Event Center in Seattle, Washington, November 17-19, this year’s Expo will feature all the fan favorites like daily happy hours and the Fisherman of the Year Competition. Like always, the Education Program is included in …

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PTMTA Board Meeting scheduled


The PTMTA board will meet at 5:30 PM, Tuesday August 23rd at the Nomura Building classroom at385 Benedict Street. Members are welcome to attend and/or submit comment. This months meeting will primarily focus on  Wooden Boat Festival planning and upcoming board of trustee nominations and elections. Masks are recommended due to ongoing Covid variant health …

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Festival Conversation Props


Do you have an interesting model, mock up, or demo sample that we could display in the PTMTA tent at this year’s festival? The PTMTA is looking for interesting objects relevant to the marine trades that will peek visitor curiosity and inspire educational conversations. These items could have historical significance or demonstrate modern techniques or …

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It is Trustee Nomination time


The Port Townsend Marine Trades Association is led by volunteers from the Maritime Community. The PTMTA Board invites maritime sector professionals of all ages to consider becoming a board member. While learning valuable skills, you can be a part of shaping the future of our industry. Please contact the PTMTA to learn more about becoming …

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Free online e-marketing lessons


Online Marketing and E-Commerce Through COVID’s recent impact, consumers have forever shifted much of their purchasing and scheduling online, leaving some business owners challenged to make this sustainable digital shift. Thanks to a grant from the Economic Development Administration’s CARES Act supplemental funding program, and ARPA Grant funding from Jefferson County, NODC is offering free, practical, …

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Our Stories; Rockin’ Rendezvous event


A new event in town for a good cause. This inaugural event on August 21st will feature live storytelling with local special guests Margie Abraham (“She raised a “fleet” of sailing children, with humor and grace”, Nancy McDaniel, the Milhollands, and more. Click the poster below to learn more. Below that is a history tidbit …

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JOBS: at SEA MARINE


  SEA Marine is hiring year-round positions to join our Service, Canvas & Office teams. To apply, please visit our website CAREERS | SEA Marine (seamarineco.com) to submit your application and resume to info@seamarineco.com. We currently have the following opportunities available: Front Office Coordinator Marine Services Technician Lead Marine Canvas & Upholstery Estimator Marine Canvas …

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Port Biz-Meeting 8/18 Intergovernmental Collaborative Group


August 18 — 5pm Intergovernmental Collaborative Group (ICG) Meeting

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2022 PTMTA Brochure pdf


Please look for the bright yellow PTMTA Brochures at Admiral Ship Supply, Marine Thrift, The Port Office, The Point Hudson office, in a rack outside of the PTMTA office at the Nomura Building, Edensaw Woods, PT Rigging, the Chamber, and other public facing businesses. Need some for your business? Please let us know. In an …

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Building our Lifeboat Fund


The PTMTA collects funds earmarked for our marine trades people who are dealing with injury or health crisis that interferes with their ability to work. We understand that many of our members are under insured and cash in the hand could pay a bill or buy needed groceries, and at the very least, communicate our …

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Lodging needed for Boat School Students


Calling Community Members Help incoming students find housing A new batch of students will start classes October 3rd and we are working hard to connect them with housing. From families looking for small homes, to those looking for rooms in shared homes, all types of accommodations are needed. Thank you to those community members who …

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August 10th Port Commission Workshop details


Commission Workshop and Meeting August 10, 2022 By Port of Port Townsend on Aug 06, 2022 10:11 am The Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Public Workshop & Regular Meeting of the Port of Port Townsend Commission on August 10, 2022, have been posted. The Port Commission has two meetings scheduled for Wednesday, August 10. …

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Boat Stolen from Commercial Basin


Notice from Bob Frank:  14ft Sealaker was stolen mid-week from the Commercial Boat Basin in the Port of Port Townsend.  Please keep an eye out!  

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NWSWB Scholarships…application deadline


Deadline Approaching: Over $90,000 of scholarship funds to support students for the 2022-2023 programs beginning October 3, 2022. See list of scholarships, eligibility criteria, award details, and how to apply by clicking here. APPLY NOW Applications are due by Tuesday, August 9, 2022 by 5:00 P.M.

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