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News Category: Our Stories

NPR’s Kuow interviews the Chimentis


Local Force 10 Sails gets noticed by KUOW. ‘Thousands of stitches, all by hand’: a look at Puget Sound’s artisan sailmakers Feb 02, 2023 at 5:14 pm The pleasure craft of today are very different from the tall ships that were once the only connection to other continents. Some of those old-style ships are still …

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Maritime Washington National Heritage Area: Management Plan Approved


November 14, 2022 | 5:56 pm from Washington Trust Earlier this month, the Management Plan for the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area was approved by the Secretary of the Interior. This approval represents the culmination of over a decade of hard work and significant collaboration between hundreds of individuals, organizations, governments, and Tribes along our …

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KPTZ’s Working Waterfront Jan 13th episode


Catch the latest In this month’s edition of Our Working Waterfront, KPTZ’s Chris Bricker joins co-hosts Port Director Eron Berg and Port Commissioner Pam Petranek for an update on happenings around the Port. Then Pam gives a special guided tour of the Boat Yard for high school student guests from the Port Townsend Maritime Academy, …

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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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January PORT REPORT pdf


In case you missed it in the LEADER:

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KPTZ Archive: Our Working Waterfront 08/11/2020


Revisiting one of the first KPTZ Working Waterfront podcasts about the early days of Eron Berg’s position as Port Director, maritime icons, and the 2018 Maritime Economic Impact Study. We post this both to archive it under “Our Stories” and as a reminder of the significance of the efforts made by Pam Petranek and Gwendolyn …

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Flooding in Boat Haven 12/27/22


A significant King Tide event took place in Boat Haven this last week. (Photo compliments of Diana Talley) The Port of PT declared an emergency in order to deal with it urgently. The Port’s notice read:

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Hooked on Wooden Boats is back


Dan Mattson’s podcast Hooked on Wooden Boats in back on air Here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hooked-on-wooden-boats/id467669628 Dan has interviewed many of our local maritime characters, trades-folk, sailors, and many more whom he caught with his microphone while they were visiting. We will archive this link under “Our Stories” and we hope there is lots here for you to …

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KPTZ’s Our Working Waterfront ~ 12/09/22


Enjoy the latest!

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Welcome New Members!


The PTMTA welcomes new members Lou Geraghty of Horus Horizon Marine See Horus Horizon Marine on our Services Directory & Puget Sound Express See Puget Sound Express in our Services Directory Welcome back ! PT FUEL DOCK

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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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KPTZ Archive #209 Carol Hasse


Revisiting the beginnings of the KPTZ Working Waterfront podcasts in order to archive them in “Our Stories” tab to the right. #209 Carol Hasse, PT Port Commissioner

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KPTZ Working Waterfront 11/18/2022


Here is the most recent KPTZ episode of Our Working Waterfront Our Working Waterfront ~ 11/18/22

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Maritime WA National Heritage Plan approved


From Preserve WA The Management Plan for the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area was approved by the Department of the Interior earlier this month. This approval represents the culmination of over a decade of hard work and significant collaboration between hundreds of individuals, organizations, governments, and Tribes along our state’s saltwater shoreline. The Management Plan …

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The Work Party


Several “old guys” came together one sunny November Sunday to help raise the walls and roof of a new build in Port Townsend.  Jeff Hammond has been building mostly by himself and needed extra muscle for this. Almost everyone helping first met Jeff in their youth, as students at the N.W. School of Wooden Boatbuilding, …

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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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North Jetty Progress


As of Friday 11/11/2022; You can see a number of pilings in place on the new North Jetty at Point Hudson! Earlier photos:

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Pro-Boat story: Leading Edge Composites


Professional Boatbuilder article about another of our Marine Trades. Thank you Dieter Loibner and Professional Boatbuilder magazine Carbon Fiber Piano Hinge By Dieter Loibner, Sep 25, 2022 Dieter Loibner | Professional BoatBuilder Magazine A blank of a Carbinge carbon fiber piano hinge on a work bench shows the prepreg halves with stainless-steel pin installed. PBB …

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Our Stories: S/V Starlight


This article by the Leader re-surfaced and so we are sharing it here in the “Our Stories” Archive. Decade of work culminates in ‘Starlight’s’ re-launch Posted Monday, May 17, 2021 8:03 am Nick Twietmeyer ntwietmeyer@ptleader.com Original Article here: https://ptleader.com/stories/decade-of-work-culminates-in-starlights-re-launch,75036 As they say, it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at …

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Working Waterfront from KPTZ Features Cape Cleare


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