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News Archive: September 2022

National Fisherman asking for West Coast Highliner nominees


Honoring our commercial fisher-folk sure seems like a good thing to this blog editor. You may have received this already in your inbox but if not, please check it out.

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Puget Sound ‘on the sound’ day


  Rep. Derek Kilmer and Rep. Marilyn Strickland will be present for Puget Sound Day on the Sound on Tuesday, October 4, from 10:00-11:30 at the Nisqually Cultural Center. They will discuss their priorities for Puget Sound and salmon recovery. Welcome & introductions Remarks from Reps. Strickland & Kilmer Moderated Q&A with Reps. Kilmer & …

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Blue Economy report from Coastal States Org.


Sharing this email from NOAA’s office for Coastal Management. If you have questions or thoughts about the content of this report, please contact Kenneth Walker directly (please cc the PTMTA) or the PTMTA for forwarding. We have many stake holders amongst us and our voice needs to reach the right ears. The Coastal States Organization …

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“All you need is love”…A little marine trades (and Beatles) Wisdom


Diana Talley was among the 2021-22 honorees presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards from the NWMC on September 8th. She delivered a humorous and moving acceptance speech worthy of standing amidst the best-of commencement speeches inspiring the next generation of trades people just entering the workforce.  For those of us “oldish-timers” who were present, there was …

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North Jetty Ground Breaking


Boat festival had barely been packed up when the port of PT held a ground breaking ceremony at Point Hudson to launch the rebuilding of the North Jetty as stage one of the Point Hudson break water project. People strolled up from all directions leading to a nice turnout with a mixture of community members …

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First Annual EV Expo


First Annual EV Expo hosted by the Chamber of Jefferson County. See the Chamber’s Events page for more info and click the image below to download and print the flyer.    

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PTMTA Board Meeting 9.27.22


The PTMTA monthly Board meeting will take place at the Nomura Building at 5:30 on Tuesday September 27th. Main topics of discussion will be the required business of the association at this time of year and planning for the Annual General Membership Meeting set for Thursday November 17th at the Nomura Building at 6pm  Please …

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Port Commission Meeting 9/28/22


The next Port Commission meeting is scheduled for September 28, 2022 at 5:30 PM. This is the monthly meeting scheduled after normal workday hours so you can attend. Please show our commissioners that you are paying attention by being present for any portion or all of that meeting. Documents and Agendas are posted on the …

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St. John II


This is a really thorough article about one of the boats our local trades people at the Shipwright’s Co-op works on every year – ST JOHN II, 59 feet built in 1944 at Hansen Boat Company in Ballard. Hansen is one of the handful of Western Washington shops that built most of the traditional fishing …

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Chamber offers another round of Small Business Development Grants


Chamber membership is not required to apply. Read this poster to learn if this locally funded and administered grant series could help your business take the next step. Click on the image to learn more.

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Wooden Boat festival 2022 photos


This is only the first round of photos from the 2022 Wooden Boat Festival as we endeavor to tell the stories of our marine trades community. Diana Talley’s Women in the Marine Trades forum was well attended, interesting, fun and enlightening. Thank you all for making this happen.

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Welcome Abeli Marine Electric


We welcome new PTMTA member Jo Abeli of Abeli Marine Electric to our ranks. Thank you for making our marine trades industry and PTMTA voice stronger in Jefferson County through your business and your membership.

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A solution for youth interns proposed


  Dear Marine Trades folks, Over the years there has been varying degrees of success in getting youth into the trades through some kind of internship opportunity.  And one of the biggest sticking points has been serving youth under the age of 18 and insurance liability.  I have found a possible solution I want to share and …

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USCG boating safety circular


The Fall 2022 Boating Safety Circular is now available, you can click here to download from the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Auxiliary & Boating Safety’s website.  or Click image below to view the PDF circular.

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Port Commission meetings September 14th, 2022


  Today’s Port Commission workshop & meeting packets can be found here: https://portofpt.com/commission-meeting-and-workshop-september-14-2022/

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Port Biz- Meeting re Boatyard Expansion 9/12/22


September 12 — 6:30 p.m. Port, City, PUD Meeting on Sims Way Boatyard Expansion Get the details Here

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Job Opportunity- Murry Timber Framing


This request came in 9/8/2022 needing skilled workers as soon as possible for a project: Murry Timber Framing is doing a pavilion project for a Scout camp, Camp Edward which is in Snohomish County, just north of Monroe, WA. They need safety-conscious woodworkers who understand power and hand tools and can cut to the line. …

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Working Waterfront PTMTA graphic August 2022


We want to thank Melanya Nordstrom, this year’s multi-talented PTMTA Treasurer for creating an excellent 5″x10″ half page ad for the Boat Festival issue of the Leader’s Working Waterfront insert. If you have high resolution photos and ideas for the bi-annual Working Waterfront ads, please contact ptmarinetrades (at) gmail.com. While we are on the topic …

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Point Hudson Jetty Ground Breaking event


SEPTEMBER 14th at 3:30pm Ground Breaking Point Hudson Jetty From the Port of Port Townsend. Follow the link to open the full PDF with details. Join us for this long-awaited event Wednesday, September 14 at 3:30

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Festival Schedule and LOCAL Marine Trades presenters


Many of our members and local marine trades folk have stepped up to make presentations and teach workshops at the Wooden Boat Festival. This is our local tradition and we want to keep it that way. Thank you to all of the presenters and participants from our community keeping the founding symposium spirit alive. See …

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