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“All you need is love”…A little marine trades (and Beatles) Wisdom


Diana Talley was among the 2021-22 honorees presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards from the NWMC on September 8th. She delivered a humorous and moving acceptance speech worthy of standing amidst the best-of commencement speeches inspiring the next generation of trades people just entering the workforce.  For those of us “oldish-timers” who were present, there was …

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North Jetty Ground Breaking


Boat festival had barely been packed up when the port of PT held a ground breaking ceremony at Point Hudson to launch the rebuilding of the North Jetty as stage one of the Point Hudson break water project. People strolled up from all directions leading to a nice turnout with a mixture of community members …

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PTMTA Board Meeting 9.27.22


The PTMTA monthly Board meeting will take place at the Nomura Building at 5:30 on Tuesday September 27th. Main topics of discussion will be the required business of the association at this time of year and planning for the Annual General Membership Meeting set for Thursday November 17th at the Nomura Building at 6pm  Please …

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A solution for youth interns proposed


  Dear Marine Trades folks, Over the years there has been varying degrees of success in getting youth into the trades through some kind of internship opportunity.  And one of the biggest sticking points has been serving youth under the age of 18 and insurance liability.  I have found a possible solution I want to share and …

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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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Live event with Congressman Derek Kilmer


Event Invitation Chamber Community Connection with Congressman Kilmer .Join us and participate in our new format, the Chamber Community Connection. These gathering will be held regularly throughout the County at varying locations and times throughout the year. Currently, these will be held as live events, county health recommendations at time of the event will be …

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It is Trustee Nomination time


The Port Townsend Marine Trades Association is led by volunteers from the Maritime Community. The PTMTA Board invites maritime sector professionals of all ages to consider becoming a board member. While learning valuable skills, you can be a part of shaping the future of our industry. Please contact the PTMTA to learn more about becoming …

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Building our Lifeboat Fund


The PTMTA collects funds earmarked for our marine trades people who are dealing with injury or health crisis that interferes with their ability to work. We understand that many of our members are under insured and cash in the hand could pay a bill or buy needed groceries, and at the very least, communicate our …

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AUG. 10th Port Commission workshop & meeting


August 10 — Workshop at 9:30 & Meeting at 1:00 p.m. Check the meetings page on Monday August 8th for the agenda packet.   Check the Ports News Posts and alerts HERE: https://portofpt.com/blog/

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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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VOTE by August 2nd


 Local & Midterm elections mean as much, if not more, than presidential elections. Not yet registered? Click here to check your registration status. More information for WA Voters HERE. Without a electeds that actually serve the public, government is dis-functional. Make every vote count.

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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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We have a question for the marine trades community:WBF?


Since 1977, Port Townsend has hosted a wooden boat festival/symposium. Part of it is to celebrate beautiful boats, teach and inspire people about all things wooden boat, and to enjoy a weekend at Point Hudson with friends. Of course is it now a huge event that attracts boat lovers from all over the world and, …

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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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Wooden Boat Festival for the PTMTA


Dear Members, We need volunteers for this year’s Wooden Boat Festival September 9, 10, 11. Set up, engagement with visitors, and final day tent break down are the main activities. Display business materials, brochure and business cards. Additionally, the Woodenboat Foundation would love for our booth to be interactive with samples, examples, mini demonstrations, etc., …

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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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Classic Mariners Regatta- 2022 a memorable weekend


June 4th and 5th were memorable racing days with strong wind on Saturday and torrential rain on Sunday. Read about it on the PT SAILING ASSOCIATION’s results page. I want to congratulate PTMTA Board Member Sarah Kolbeck for her first place overall in the Thunderbirds class.  https://ptsail.org/ will be posting lots of pictures. Anyone who …

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Washington Sea Grant seeks your input for their Strategic Plan for the 2024-2027 program


The survey, linked below along with additional information, will remain open until June 15th. WA Sea Grant works to address important issues in, on, around our waters, for everyone.  Please take a moment to complete the survey, help drive their endeavors, and lend your voice to their agenda and goals.   https://mailchi.mp/uw.edu/help-shape-washington-sea-grants-strategic-plan?e=f746d81288

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PTMTA booth crew needed for Wooden Boat Festival


The PTMTA will have a 10×10 booth at this year’s Wooden Boat Festival September 9, 10, 11. Set up is on the 8th. Marine Trades participation at our local festival is how we keep it local so please claim your part in the spirit it was first started. Pat Mahon is the 2022 “team leader” …

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