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News Archive: January 2023

Maritime Washington National Heritage Area: Management Plan Approved


November 14, 2022 | 5:56 pm from Washington Trust Earlier this month, the Management Plan for the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area was approved by the Secretary of the Interior. 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 …

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Free Victron seminar Feb 7 noon-1pm


Free Victron seminar Feb 7 noon-1pm The Boat School invites you to a Victron Energy marine seminar on Tuesday February 7th from noon-1pm in the Nomura Building (385 Benedict Street, First Floor).  Representatives of Victron will discuss sizing inverter charger systems, applications using lithium batteries, and charging them with alternators.  The session will be presented …

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Fundraiser for the PTMTA Lifeboat Fund 2/12/23


Please spread the word about this event that will benefit the PTMTA Life Boat Fund. Tales From the Titanic In the annals of maritime history, what strange and tragic event can rival the sinking of the RMS Titanic? Still, 110 years later, the tragedy evokes horror, fascination and disbelief. Alternately, the skill, incompetence, negligence, care, …

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Point Hudson RE-Opens early


Point Hudson reopens early with new jetty Port Townsend’s historic 50-slip Point Hudson Marina is opening again for boaters on Wednesday, Jan. 25, weeks ahead of schedule. Port of Port Townsend Executive Director Eron Berg said efficient work by Orion Marine Contractors of Tacoma with strong support by the Port staff made the early completion …

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Shipwright’s Regatta is on February 25th!


The Shipwrights Regatta is just over a month away (February 25th). Tell your friends! Let’s get the word out. Lucky racers could be awarded the “Whak’o’Matic” or one of the other cool trophies. Register now

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Sail Better Classes 1/25/23


This Wednesday 01/25/23, for our continuing biweekly series on sailing better, Stig Osterberg and Jeff Brantley will lead a discussion based on aerial photos of real races. Topics (time permitting) will include starts, mark rounding, gates, strategy vs. tactics, and finishes. Meet at the clubhouse at 6pm. Bring a drink if you like, or there …

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Understanding the Shorts Farm Acquisition Proposal


On January 17th, the Port held a special meeting at the Chimacum Grange to hear the voices of stakeholders and the Ag community on the topic of the Port’s proposal to buy the Short’s family farm. It is important to understand this proposal and the very real challenges this farm and the Short’s family have …

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Please Share PTMTA Latest News sign up


Please sign up for the PTMTA weekly Blog updates. This is a marine trades resource for all of our Marine Trades Community to make use of. You can also send us your announcements to post so we can help you get the word out. Once signed up, one email every Sunday, will arrive to your …

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KPTZ’s Working Waterfront Jan 13th episode


Catch the latest In this month’s edition of Our Working Waterfront, KPTZ’s Chris Bricker joins co-hosts Port Director Eron Berg and Port Commissioner Pam Petranek for an update on happenings around the Port. Then Pam gives a special guided tour of the Boat Yard for high school student guests from the Port Townsend Maritime Academy, …

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State of the City Zoom event Jan. 20th 10AM


YOU’RE INVITED Chamber Cafe – State of the City January 20, 2023 10:00 AM PST Register       Mayor Faber and City Manager John Mauro will be joining us to discuss the plans and programs the City is moving forward for 2023 and wrapping up status on 2022 projects. This annual meeting allows you …

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Sea Tales on a Winter’s Eve includes Lifeboat Fundraiser


The Artful Sailor’s 6th Annual Sea Tales on a Winter’s Eve will take place on February 12, 2023 and Emiliano and Pami-Sue have generously decided to make it a fund raiser for the PTMTA Lifeboat Fund. We encourage members to share this event with friends and family.

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REMINDER to Register: HAZMAT Collection Event JAN 20th.


Register your business to have your hazmat waste collected. Participation impacts the frequency of these Hazmat collection events. From our Environmental Officer Kimberlie Webber at the Port of Port Townsend: You might have heard that the county is organizing a moderate risk waste collection through Clean Harbors Environmental Services for small quantity generators. Unfortunately, there …

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Sea Tales Fundraiser Event for PTMTA LIFEBOAT FUND 02/12/23


Please spread the word about this event! Proceeds will benefit the PT Marine Trades Lifeboat Fund and that may one day benefit you or a loved one directly. Click image to learn more. https://www.theartfulsailor.com/on-the-horizon/2023-02-12/sea-tales-on-a-winters-eve-h7dgw Please print a copy (or 2) of the below flyer and post it where your crew and others can see it. …

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Sailing Association education


PTMTA members are just as likely to be sailors so there is a natural connection to make to our Port Townsend Sailing Association. Ideally, sign up for their email updates! In case you were not aware, the PTSA now rents a space in the Nomura Building! This new space offers great opportunities for them to …

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Navigation and Seamanship classes


Attention marine trades; you might be eligible for scholarships to attend classes and workshops at the NW Maritime Center.  These classes are either online or in-person so scroll down after clicking on the below image and look at what may advance or broaden your skill set. Registration is open. Contact the NWMC to ask about …

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Port Meetings Jan. 11th, 17th. & 25th


Port Meetings Page HERE January 11:          9:30 a.m. Workshop, 1 p.m. Meeting January 17:          Special Meeting regarding Short’s Family Farm 6 p.m. January 25:          5:30 p.m. Meeting 1/17/22 Special Business Meeting Packet Agenda 12/14/22 Public Workshop 9:30 a.m. Agenda Short’s Farm Presentation Video …

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January PORT REPORT pdf


In case you missed it in the LEADER:

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Moderate and hazardous waste collection event soon


It is time to get your hazardous waste ready for collection at scheduled events. Book mark this web page and register your participation. BUSINESSES: https://jeffersoncountysolidwaste.com/hazardous-waste/hazardous-waste-businesses/ BUSINESSES NEED TO REGISTER FOR THE JANUARY 20th EVENT in BOAT HAVEN; USE THE FORM HERE and read all the information on that form. RESIDENTIAL: https://jeffersoncountysolidwaste.com/hazardous-waste/  – –  Print and …

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The new reef at Point Hudson


This is rather mesmerizing and exciting that so much life is finding a new home right off of the Maritime Center. The old rock from the North Jetty was deposited between the “Dolphins” and the South Jetty as a nursery reef. It appears to be working.    

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Renewal Reminder


The PTMTA sent out renewal letters with application forms in November of 2022. Please take a moment to submit your renewal. This can also be done online [HERE] See the menu in the right sidebar.   As a PTMTA member, there are many opportunities to engage with your PTMTA, helping us to improve our work …

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