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Coming up at the NW School for Woodenboat Building


NOVEMBER 3, 2023 FIRST FRIDAY CAMPUS TOUR @ 3:30 PM Come down and get an insider’s tour of the shops. Open to the public. No reservation necessary. Learn more>> NOVEMBER 15, 2023 APPLICATIONS OPEN Mark your calendars. Applications open for the 2024 -2025 Boatbuilding and Marine Systems Programs. Learn more>> December 1, 2023 ADMISSIONS VIRTUAL …

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Free USCG Risk Mitigation Series V- NOV 1


Reminder November 1, 2023 USCG Risk Mitigation Series 5 Navigating Compliance in the Age of Evolving Technology The U.S. Coast Guard and the American Boat and Yacht Council announce the fifth edition of the Risk Mitigation Series; “Navigating Compliance in the Age of Evolving Technology,” scheduled for November 1, 2023, from 2:00 to 4:00 Eastern Daylight …

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Halibut Schooners and anchor testing -Local videos


Our local expert anchor testing Steve Goodwin took the time to make a great video honoring the Halibut schooners that recently hauled out in Port Townsend. If you do not know Steve and are curious about anchors, he has developed a methodology for testing all kinds of anchors in our regional waters and his results …

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Notice of Auction – Used Satellite Shed


CLICK Above Image TO READ MORE on the Port of PT website. https://portofpt.com/notice-of-auction-used-satellite-shed/

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Financial Basics for small business OCT 31st online


Financial Basics for New Small Business Tuesday, October 31st, 1:00pm – 4:00pm PT This workshop is designed to give you, the business owner, the financial skills and know-how needed to perform key tasks like to determine how to accurately compute the amount of funding you’ll need to start your business. You will also learn how to …

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Be informed voters


Below are the links to League of Women Voters candidate forums for both Port Commissioner and School District Candidates.   Please note that the PTMTA, based on member feedback and an ongoing constructive relationship with the port and Commissioner Petranek,  has endorsed the re-election of Pam Petranek. We do not expect everyone to follow our …

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Annual General Membership Meeting Nov. 2nd


Please join us on November 2nd, 5:30pm at the Nomura Building 385 Benedict Street for Updates, Member voting, Membership renewal, food and conversation. Ask your board members questions, share concerns, suggestions…, nominate yourself or a colleague to join the board, ) Vote for the next board of trustees and any other motions that come to …

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PTMTA Board Nominees update and correction


Corrections and updates::: In preparation for the PTMTA 2024 Board of Trustees election to be held at the Annual General Membership Meeting on November 2nd, our members have been seeking nominees for the 6 seats opening up at the end of this year. There is still time to nominate yourself or a colleague. Our Board …

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Maritime WA video series


Our own Jeremy Johnson has partnered with Maritime WA to create videos featuring Washington’s maritime culture, trades, and heritage. The first 2 videos are posted. Have a look at the latest featuring Esther Whitmore at Haven Boatworks. Click image to play on Youtube. SEE ALSO: The first video describing what the National Maritime Heritage Corridor …

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“Extraordinary Circumstances” for commercial fishing in Alaska


The Alaska seafood industry is facing extraordinary market challenges. A convergence of domestic and international circumstances has created hardship for everyone in our industry. The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Board of Directors recognizes that these market downturns acutely affect Alaska fishermen; the men and women who mold their lives around our fishing seasons to support …

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Port Report for October 2023


Click the image to reach the PDF version of this quarter’s Port Report.

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DID you feel the October 8th quake?


The US Geological Society keeps track of earthquakes around the world. On October 8th, there was a 4.2 quake just south of Port Townsend. The USGS has a survey that helps to inform them of the impacts of quakes called “Did you feel it?”. See the details for that quake HERE and fill out the …

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KPTZ: Our Working Waterfront Oct. 12, 2023


In case you missed the Boatyard BBQ or the latest Our Working Waterfront Podcast, here it is:

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Participate with the Port and PTMTA at Pacific Expo


Contact Pete Stein ASAP  if you want to have a pass reserved for you to participate in the Port of PT/PTMTA Pacific Expo booth November 8-10. It is a fun and worthwhile event.  

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November 2nd PTMTA General Annual Membership Meeting


Please join us on November 2nd, 5:30pm at the Nomura Building 385 Benedict Street for Updates, Pizza, and Conversation. Get an update from your board members, share your questions, concerns, suggestions…, nominate yourself or a colleague to join the board, (we are short 2 nominees!) Vote for the next board of trustees and any other …

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EDC Business Growth classes start OCT 16th -8 Monday classes


Starts October 16, 2023 4:30-6:30PM Meets weekly for eight weeks – There may still be space. WHERE: Point Hudson Pavilion 335 Hudson Street Port Townsend, WA 98368  

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Pretty Big Deal for Sea Marine & NWMC


Reading the NWMC’s Stem to Stern newsletter, this notice about SEA Marine’s big donation in support of the Maritime Discovery Program is a big deal: The Maritime Discovery Program connects 7th-grade coursework with maritime experiences and real-world problem-solving, fostering leadership skills, self-confidence, and critical thinking. Reading, writing, mathematics, and the sciences come to life through …

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PTMTA board meeting OCT. 10th


The next PTMTA Board of Trustees monthly meeting will be held on October 10th, Tuesday, in the Nomura Building downstairs space at 5:30.  Please email with issues you would like to bring to our attention. Or contact any of our board members directly. What is a board meeting like?  PTMTA members are welcome to attend. …

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And the Nominees are…


In preparation for the PTMTA 2024 Board of Trustees election to be held at the Annual General Membership Meeting on November 2nd, our members have been seeking nominees for the 6 seats opening up at the end of this year. There is still time to nominate yourself or a colleague. Our Board of Trustees should …

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Listen: Port Commission Candidate Forum recorded Oct. 4


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