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20% Awareness Campaign – Chris Brignoli


Continuing our recap of the last 2 years of 20% Marine Trades Awareness Campaign put together by Bill Curtsinger and Gwendolyn Tracy.  

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National Fisherman-On Deck Vol 5


2021’s Issue 5 from National Fisherman’s Online Magazine features Port Townsend’s Shipwrights Co-op. It is quite a spread! The PTMTA thanks National Fisherman and the OnDeck team for spotlighting Port Townsend. If this magazine interests you, they have a free sign-up page Here. Click the first 2 images below to see the complete PDF for …

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PT Foundry is Still Hiring


Port Townsend Foundry originally POSTED NOVEMBER 9th, 2021 Port Townsend Foundry is a custom and production nonferrous foundry specializing in high-quality marine hardware. If you are looking to learn a hands-on trade with paid on-the-job training, we are looking for you to join our team! Now hiring for a variety of positions including: Machinist (skilled …

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PTMTA’s First Board Meeting of 2022


Preliminary Heads Up: The first board meeting of 2022 is scheduled for Tuesday, January 18th. We are cautiously considering an in-person, masked and socially distanced meeting as a way to give a more personal welcome to our new board members. This may change to a Zoom meeting as a necessity due to the Omicron variant …

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20% Public Awareness Campaign – Robert


The PTMTA thanks Robert D’Arcy for many years serving on the PTMTA board and on or off the board, continuous advocating for a healthy working waterfront, maritime education, and historical preservation of place and culture.  

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OCH Maritime Story-telling


Though based in Maine, Off Center Harbor’s team of videographers and story tellers include a few of our own PNW characters. They have documented many of our local boats, boat shops and personalities. They are an incredible resource for a range of videos to do with boats, boat building, & trades people. They are always …

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Help direct grant money


The EDC, under new leadership, needs input. Our Marine Trades Businesses should speak up if not to be overlooked. Grant Moneys are available. How should they be awarded? Weight in now.

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Showing up for each other


The NWMC’s Ask an Expert series features several of our own esteemed friends. If you can find the time to show up for them, please do. We realize that many of you already receive various e-blasts from the NWMC and others but the PTMTA is likely receiving a lot of them on your behalf. By …

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Working Waterfront Coalition -Whatcom


Our Friends in Bellingham produce this newsletter. The PTMTA has engaged in collaborative discussions with the leaders of the Whatcom County Working Waterfront Coalition and we look forward to continuing that partnership. We can all learn from each other through the various actions taken to reach similar goals. See their latest newsletter by clicking on …

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20% + Public Awareness Campaigns – Gus


We are recapping some of our previous 20% public awareness campaigns onto our blog. The Marine Trades made up 20% of Jefferson County’s economy in 2017-18. We have only grown and thrived since.  Thank you to Pam Petranek and Gwendolyn Tracy for making the Maritime Economic Impact Study happen. It is an extremely valuable tool …

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JOB:Swage Machinist & Shop assistant


Swage Machinist & Shop assistant Full Time  8:30am-5:00pm at Port Townsend Rigging FIRST POSTED NOVEMBER 9th, 2021- Confirmed open 12.14.21 Brief job description: Operate swaging machine according to shop standards per customer’s job requirements. Inspect and operate swaging machine using the correct tools, gauges, equipment. Perform testing to ensure quality. Keep records of work performed …

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KPTZ December 2021 Working Waterfront


Join Commissioner Pam Petranek and Eron Berg with the Port Townsend Maritime Academy guided tour of the port and MT businesses. To Listen: https://cdn.kptz.org/2021/12/12172258/OWW-FINAL-21-12-10-leveled.mp3

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Vaccine Clinic SAT. Dec 18th


In case you are interested in getting vaccinated or getting a booster, Jefferson County Public Health has scheduled this clinic at Chimacum High school on Saturday the 18th of December. Details here: https://www.co.jefferson.wa.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=845

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Western Flyer Project


The 1937 Western Flyer was reunited with her pilot house this week. The Shipwright’s Coop shared this time lapse of the day on Facebook. It is a great example of our marine trades at work. Enjoy: https://www.facebook.com/trlee64/videos/207893138168745

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Nov 30 COVID rules Update


FYI: The PTMTA is a member of the Chamber of Jefferson County. We received this recent update from Dr. Alison Berry via the Chamber regarding the current Proof of Vaccine mandate. If this ruling affects you or your business, please read :  LettertoJeffersonCountyBusinessCommunity

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Subscribe to Get a Weekly News Digest


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Lodging for Maritime


There is always a need for short, medium, and longterm lodging for students of the NW School of Woodenboat Building and maritime workforce seeking to establish themselves in our industry. If you have a passion for our maritime culture and have spare rooms, ADU’s, garage apartments, Yurts, tiny houses etc, and wish to host or …

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2021 Annual General Membership Meeting


Meeting minutes and reports from the Annual Meeting.

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