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Our Stories; Rockin’ Rendezvous event


A new event in town for a good cause. This inaugural event on August 21st will feature live storytelling with local special guests Margie Abraham (“She raised a “fleet” of sailing children, with humor and grace”, Nancy McDaniel, the Milhollands, and more. Click the poster below to learn more. Below that is a history tidbit …

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2022 PTMTA Brochure pdf


Please look for the bright yellow PTMTA Brochures at Admiral Ship Supply, Marine Thrift, The Port Office, The Point Hudson office, in a rack outside of the PTMTA office at the Nomura Building, Edensaw Woods, PT Rigging, the Chamber, and other public facing businesses. Need some for your business? Please let us know. In an …

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NOAA Fisheries New Proposal


“A Roadmap for use of ‘Ropeless Gear”; article from National Fisherman Magazine Download the draft Ropeless Roadmap guide here. RopelessRoadmapDRAFT-NEFSC  

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Aug 6th open house discussion:Boat Yard Expansion+


The City of Port Townsend, Port of Port Townsend, and Jefferson County PUD will hold an open house for the Sims Gateway and Boat Yard Expansion project at the Port Townsend Community Center on August 6th.  Members of the public are encouraged to drop-in between 10 AM and 1 PM to view results from work …

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ASK the PUD at the August 5th Chamber Cafe


Chamber Cafe is a free, twice monthly Zoom event for community engagement. Name: Chamber Cafe – PUD Date: August 5, 2022 Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT Register Now Event Description: Join us and our guest s from Jefferson County PUD and learn all they are doing for our quality of life in JeffCo. …

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Port of Olympia/Gibboney- continued…


Port of Olympia news continues to develop. See the article here, or the transcript below for the archive. Residents call for Port of Olympia executive director Gibboney to resign Rolf Boone, The Olympian (Olympia, Wash.) – 1h ago (July 26th, 2022) Jul. 26—The heat was turned up on embattled Port of Olympia Executive Director Sam …

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County Commissioner Mid-Year update


Attendees of the July 15th Chamber Cafe received a live presentation from County Commissioner Heidi Eisenhour. The presentation featured mid-year updates on county projects and progress. With Commissioner Eisenhour’s permission, the Chamber has shared the PDF of her update and the recorded Chamber Cafe will be live soon. Click here to see the PDF: Chamber …

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PT Sailing Association events


Join us, Saturday July 23, for a Mystery Bay overnight excursion. There will be an informal start off City Dock at 10:00 a.m, heading to I (buoy off Indian Point near Boat Haven entrance), to G (entrance to Kilisut harbor), and a procession  through the channel to Mystery Bay.  EVERYONE WELCOME If you missed this …

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City Planning Retreat


From Facebook: City of Port Townsend WA Government: How does the City decide what to focus on any given year? A City Council and department director workplan retreat sorts through ideas, priorities and challenges – many of them raised by our community. The 2023 workplan retreat is being held Monday, 7/18 at the Northwest Maritime …

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Boatyard Gathering Friday 7.22.22


See you there! Hosted by the NWSWB at the Nomura Building Print this PDF to share the flyers and post them in your shop::NWSWB July Port Event

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FYI: Document links from the Port’s May 2022 Commissioner Retreat


Here are the links to the packets included on the Port of Pt website from the Commissioner’s Retreat in May, 2022 so that you may stay informed. Virtual Property Tour Financial Trends Maintenance & Operations Harbormaster Report BMP Update Strategic Planning Process Draft Strat. Plan 2022-27 Changing Climate & Resilience slides Climate Resilience handout Lease …

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Port news from Olympia


For those who remember the so-called “pitchfork” meeting and general discord during a previous Port of PT administration under the direction of Sam Gibboney, this article, unfortunately, may not surprise you. Follow the link to read more (or listen to the audio) or read the transcription below.  :: https://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article263403378.html?ac_cid=DM670402&ac_bid=431994563   Transcribed below for the archive: …

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A new look for the Port of PT LOGO


Because this editor finds logos and rebranding both challenging and interesting, here is an update on the Port of PT’s new logo project. The port currently has three logos in circulation: the old one with the anatomically incorrectly rigged lumber schooner(?), and the set of logos from over the years including a revision to include …

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The PTMTA office at 385 Benedict Street


385 Benedict Street is the address for the Nomura Building, designed by the remarkable Carl Nomura (1922-2015) It is commonly referred to as the Skookum building at the northeast end of Boat Haven. Many may know that the NW School for Woodenboat Building leased the front downstairs area and the EDC Team Jefferson leased offices …

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Candidate forums-send in your questions by July 8th


  KPTZ joins the League of Women Voters-Jefferson County in encouraging everyone to vote, by presenting upcoming election forums, all broadcast live on KPTZ at 5:30pm for three consecutive evenings. Monday July 11 The two candidates for Jefferson County Sheriff: Art Frank and Joe Nole Tuesday July 12 Five of the 6 primary candidates for …

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350 bicyclists coming to PT


As a heads up for drivers In case you wonder about all the bicyclists on the roads starting on July 9th, BRNW (Bicycle Rides Northwest) has announced that BRNW Washington 2022, the “Olympic Dreams,” tour, will be cycling through the Olympic Peninsula region July 9-16. The week-long, fully supported road-bike event will start and end …

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Sea Marine’s new “ice blaster” vs sand blasting


IT’S NOT EASY BEING GREEN Boating presents inherent challenges to all of us who want to be conscious of our impact on the environment. We can reduce our footprint by maintaining our boats’ systems for efficiency and limiting emissions and consciously reducing the possibility of leaks and spills. In addition to encouraging environmentally responsible boat …

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King 5 on “the trees” and mentions Maritime Economic Impact


This King 5 News short clip features the Poplar trees debate and the Port’s wish to expand. While it fails to capture any of the topic’s nuance, it is of note that the reporter loosely sited the PTMTA’s 2018 Economic Impact Study (EIS) that found the Marine Trades and Maritime businesses make up 20% of …

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Overview of Fish Health Research at the USGS


Presentation Overview of Fish Health Research at the USGS – Marrowstone Marine Field Station Date: June 22, 2022 Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT The presentation will be indoors at the Hospital in Fort Flagler State Park. Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fish-health-research-at-the-usgs-marrowstone-marine-field-station-ticket Event Description: Ever wonder what goes on at the USGS Marrowstone Marine Field Station, the …

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LION: What is it?


If you have heard of LION, the local investing group, but never really understood it, here is a chance to learn. June 16th Noon to 1:00pm Guest speaker, Earll Merman from LION, will join the EDC Team Jefferson’s monthly Resource Roundtable to share LION’s local investing philosophy.  More info and to register for this zoom …

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