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NWSWB honored by the US Dept. Of Transportation


Last week the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) recognized the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding as one of 32 Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE) in the country.   Centers of Excellence (CoE) for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education | MARAD (dot.gov). 2024 COE NWSWB

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Save the DATE: March 6th::7PM::Hilltop Tavern


Join the PTMTA and our marine trades friends at the Hilltop Tavern on March 6th, 7PM for a BINGO fundraiser. When we all show up it is a party  a n d  for a good cause! All proceeds benefit the PTMTA Lifeboat Fund. See you there! Look for these flyers around town and the port. …

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VOTE in the upcoming primaries


See this WA Secretary of State FAQ page to learn all about the upcoming primaries. What is the Presidential Primary? The 2024 Presidential Primary is a chance to participate in the nomination process for the office of U.S. President. Voters help the major political parties choose presidential nominees. Washington’s Presidential Primary was first created in …

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As of 1/1/2024 Beneficial Ownership Reporting requirement


Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting (BOIR) Beginning January 1, 2024, business entities that meet certain criteria must file a Beneficial Ownership Information Report to the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Its purpose is to identify individuals with at least 25% ownership interest or control of the company. Learn More  ie: 01/23/2024 Please …

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Who’s Who on the 2024 PTMTA Board of Trustees


Please welcome your 2024 board of trustees. Our newest members have joined second year members by volunteering for important positions on the board and we are grateful! Please contact any one of these folks directly if you have questions, suggestions, or want to participate in events or projects.  Or, email ptmarinetrades@gmial.com You can drop your …

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Welcome Finrae Ice Blasting and Farneth Marine LLC


The PTMTA welcomes new members Aron Williams of Finrae Ice Blasting and Bailey Farneth of Farneth Marine LLC.

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NOTICE OF SALE on DEC. 4th 2023


By Port of Port Townsend on Nov 21, 2023 10:55 am (https://portofpt.com/notice-of-sale-on-december-4-2023/) Pursuant to RCW 53.08 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AT 10:00 A.M. ON THE 4th DAY OF DECEMBER 2023 THE PORT OF PORT TOWNSEND WILL OFFER FOR SALE AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER(S)THE VESSEL(S)OR BOAT(S) DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: VESSEL NO. OR NAME …

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Maritime WA: Interpretation Grants Now Available


The Maritime Washington National Heritage Area is thrilled to announce the inaugural Maritime Washington Grant Program, supporting projects that interpret our state’s maritime heritage. Nonprofits, government entities, Tribes, educational institutions, and other organizations that share Washington’s water-based stories are encouraged to explore this new funding opportunity! Types of Grants Available In this grant cycle, we are …

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Welcome New Members!


Welcome to Sean and Ryan, 2 new PTMTA members: SW UNDERWATER  Diving services LEGATO MARITIME Marine Surveyor Thank you for joining our marine trades community!

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Notice of Auction – Used Satellite Shed


CLICK Above Image TO READ MORE on the Port of PT website. https://portofpt.com/notice-of-auction-used-satellite-shed/

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Annual General Membership Meeting Nov. 2nd


Please join us on November 2nd, 5:30pm at the Nomura Building 385 Benedict Street for Updates, Member voting, Membership renewal, food and conversation. Ask your board members questions, share concerns, suggestions…, nominate yourself or a colleague to join the board, ) Vote for the next board of trustees and any other motions that come to …

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PTMTA Board Nominees update and correction


Corrections and updates::: In preparation for the PTMTA 2024 Board of Trustees election to be held at the Annual General Membership Meeting on November 2nd, our members have been seeking nominees for the 6 seats opening up at the end of this year. There is still time to nominate yourself or a colleague. Our Board …

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Pretty Big Deal for Sea Marine & NWMC


Reading the NWMC’s Stem to Stern newsletter, this notice about SEA Marine’s big donation in support of the Maritime Discovery Program is a big deal: The Maritime Discovery Program connects 7th-grade coursework with maritime experiences and real-world problem-solving, fostering leadership skills, self-confidence, and critical thinking. Reading, writing, mathematics, and the sciences come to life through …

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Short Farm Community Drop-In Open House – Wednesday, October 18 at 5:30 pm


  Short Farm Community Drop-In Open House – Wednesday, October 18 at 5:30 pm. (Link to Port Page) By Port of Port Townsend on Oct 04, 2023 01:27 pm October 18, 2023 – 5:30 – 7:00 pm Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, Chimacum, WA 98325 Brief Port Staff Presentation on the Upcoming Short …

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Save the Date: November 2nd, 2023


PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS for our ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING NOVEMBER 2nd The plan is to share updates from the year, VOTE for new board of trustees (5 seats are open) Learn the latest on internships, Meet Port Commission candidates, EAT PIZZA! and enjoy conversations with your peers, and MORE! MORE DETAILS WILL FOLLOW.

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Hōkūleʻa in Port Townsend Postponed-Date TBD


To ensure a safe voyage, Hōkūleʻa was forced to stay in the Gulf Islands for longer than planned. Their visit to Port Townsend has been postponed, exact dates to be determined. We will update our community when dates are finalized! Hello all (From Jake Beattie) This is late breaking news, but it was just recently …

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Marina Cafe is now open evenings too!


We want to congratulate Jennifer Takaki and Sean on expanding operations at Marina Cafe to include tapas, beer, cider and wine from 5 to 9 PM. Check out the remodel and evening menu.

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Port Commissioner District 1 election coming up


In case you missed it, The PT Leader reported May 17th on local elections this November. That article included a list of candidates who filed for various positions. Please note the highlighted Port Commissioner District 1 candidates. We will be announcing more on this election soon in order to keep you informed and we encourage …

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Alaska Salmon Season Back On….


Alaska salmon season back on after court halts closure that sought to protect orcas By MARK THIESSEN and AUDREY McAVOYJune 22, 2023 GMT ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday halted a lower court ruling that would have shut down southeast Alaska’s chinook salmon troll fishery for the summer to protect endangered …

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WBF Lifetime Achievement Awards 2023


Let’s congratulate this year’s Lifetime Achievement Awardees Ray Speck, Neil Rabinowitz, & Betsy Davis! Click below to read more on the original announcement:

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