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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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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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Congrats to local sailors for winning the ARC22!


PTMTA member and local business owner (Turn Point Design), Brandon Davis was crew on the winning team in the ARC trans-Atlantic race and rally still in progress as of 12/03/2022. Congrats to Brandon and the Malolo team! Brandon posted on FB: FIRST TO FINISH! We finished the ARC – Atlantic Race– in 11 1/2 days …

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Too fun…


Just thought this was too much fun to not share. Picture your furry friend here ! December 18th, 1-4 at the Chamber, renowned photographer Jeffrey Fong will along with Santa be on site taking holiday photos of your pet. Proceeds of this event benefit Kiwanis as well as the Community Development Fund providing small business …

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Point Hudson Cafe Photo show of Marine Trades


Rachel Ganapoler hung her ‘Working Class Heroes’ photo show at the Point Hudson Cafe. It’s an amazing collection of marine trades workers doing their thing from over the past decade or more. It’s worth checking out and treating yourself to a good lunch!

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Join the PORT OF PT at the Pacific Expo 11/17-19


We’re teaming up with the Port of PT again at their booth at the 2022 Pacific Marine Expo. The expo will take place at the Lumen Field Event Center in Seattle from November 17th-19th. Any members interested in taking a shift at the booth are welcome. Please contact Pete Stein at Steinp314@gmail.com or at 360 …

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Annual General Membership Meeting -Save the Date 11.16.22


The PTMTA is pleased to announce that our Annual General Membership meeting will take place on November 16th, a Wednesday, at 5:30PM. There will be food and an update from your board of trustees. Please mark your calendars and collect your questions and suggestions as we recap 2022 and look forward toward 2023. More details …

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First Annual EV Expo Sat. Oct. 8 @10-3


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. Owners are welcome to come and talk about their EVs.    

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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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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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Lifetime Achievement Awards celebrate our own…


The Lifetime Achievement Awards will be held Thursday, September 8 at the Cruising/Technical Stage at the Northwest Maritime Center. Doors open at 5:00 PM, awards start at 5:30 PM. This heartfelt Festival tradition is hosted by WoodenBoat Magazine and is open to the public. Beer and wine available for purchase. 2022 will recognize the Hanke …

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WBF free Passes for PTMTA Tent Volunteers Reminder!


Please help us fill up the tent tender sign up sheet. Marine Trades folk who sign up to chat about their marine trades expertise with visitors at the PTMTA Tent will get free passes at the gate. You can take time to roam the show and still make your shift at the tent. Email the …

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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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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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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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