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News Category: Announcements

July events to take note of


Thank you to The Artful Sailor for this list of events taking place in July and August.  THE GOLDEN RULE PEACE FLOTILLA  Famed nuclear disarmament ketch Golden Rule, intends to tour the Salish Sea this Summer with stops at Port Townsend, Port Ludlow, US Navy locations, the Wooden Boat Festival and elsewhere. A Peace Flotilla of boats is …

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Anti-fouling Paints UPDATE June 2024


It looks like the copper ban has been pushed back to 2029 at the earliest. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY from WA Dept. of ECOLOGY Boats moored in marinas and other waterbodies provide a suitable surface for organisms to attach and grow. The undesirable accumulation of organisms, including algae and barnacles, is known as marine fouling. Marine fouling …

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‘WORKING PORT’ 100 years of the Port of Port Townsend


Having recently read cover to cover of Working Port, this editor highly recommends everyone read this book put together by Scott Wilson on behalf of the Port of PT. Working Port can be purchased at the moorage office in Boat Haven or Admiral Ship Supply, and at bookstores in town. This is also an interesting …

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2024 Li8fe Time Achievement Awards-Dave Thompson, Jim Tolpin, Margie Abrahm


2024 Lifetime Achievement Awards The Lifetime Achievement Awards will kick off this year’s Wooden Boat Festival on Thursday, September 5, at 5:30 PM! This annual event recognizes exceptional contributions to the wooden boat community. For over 15 years, we have celebrated people who have made wooden boating what it is! This year’s honorees are: Jim Tolpin Internationally renowned woodworker, finish …

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Public meeting:’Expand Dabob Bay Natural Area’ : 6/17/24


Dear Forest Protectors in Jefferson and Callam Counties, Please help our friends at the Northwest Watershed Institute support the proposal to expand the Dabob Bay Natural Area. We are asking everyone who cares about Dabob Bay and preservation of the remaining old forests and habitats on the Toandos Peninsula to attend the Department of Natural …

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Congrats to Patrick Kingshill in the Seventy/48!


PTMTA member Patrick Kingshill of Patrick Kingshill Woodwork was apparently the first single rower across the finish line over the weekend, finishing 5th out of 81 finishers and many more who bailed out. Patrick (Team Patty Party) finished in a whopping 14 hours and 23 minutes. He was rowing a locally designed PT Wherry (Turn Point …

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Meet the WBF Poster artist: Hannah Spencer


This Year’s Wooden Boat Festival poster features one of our own and an image from our inaugural RowRowRowMyBoat rally in 2023. (Which is happening again so get your row and paddle craft out of the bushes!) Read about the artist and how the image was created by Clicking the below photo Find posters by clicking …

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PTMTA special meeting hosting Port Staff


Bring your questions for port staff to a special meeting on May 14th, a Tuesday, at the Nomura Building on Benedict Street Port Townsend. Doors open at 5PM and meeting begins at 5:30. Special emphasis is on Lease Policy but you are welcome to bring up other port related topics at this collaborative discussion facilitated …

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WorkSource=WA’s department of Labor – small business resources.


Your local American Job Center (Department of Labor/Employment Security Dept. of WA) aka WorkSource. They are here to help you with business needs for both job seekers and employers. They can support with company specific hiring events and matching open positions as well as assist with funding for training to upskill your employees for retention/promotions, or …

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Celebrating Women Grant Application Open


Apply Now Celebrating Women Grant Application Open Fifteen women-owned businesses will receive a $10,000 grant to take their businesses to the next level. They are looking for women motivated by growth and change and are excited to break barriers to achieve success. Learn more here.  

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‘Working Port – 100 years of the Port of Port Townsend’ 1924 – 2024.


‘Scott Wilson just released his new book written for the Port of Port Townsend to celebrate it’s Centennial anniversary. ‘Working Port – 100 years of the Port of Port Townsend’ 1924 – 2024. It’s a captivating and fun read of our rich history, dense with knowledge our Port’s progression through the years with many of …

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Point Hudson Jetty Completion celebration 4/24


From Eron Berg Thank you for joining us for the Breakwater Celebration last Wednesday! All of us at the Port of Port Townsend appreciated that you took the time to join and celebrate this important project milestone with us. Paula Hunt wrote a great article about the event here: https://www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/point-hudson-breakwater-opens-centennial-celebration/ Look for a story in …

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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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