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Port Townsend’s own- Jzerro NY-SF via the Horn


Posting this article from Sail-World about a locally built multihull now owned by Ryan Finn. This little boat that could is about to arrive in San Francisco from New York via Cape Horn. It has been an epic voyage covered by Lat 38 and all a-buzz on Sailing Anarchy. See the article below or visit …

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SCAM EMAIL Alert


The below image is of a SCAM email. Always be cautious of any emails asking for money or telling a sad story. Note that the sender address is not typical of the port even though the logo is being used. Port emails typically have the sender’s name@ Always look at the sender email carefully as …

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Happy Spring / Easter


Celebrate Spring! I found this list online of different ways around the world, to celebrate the arrival of Spring and the time of Easter. Let’s add our own Port Townsend ‘Easter’ Tradition! GO SAILING, Rowing, Paddle-boarding, or Kayaking! Fly a Kite In Bermuda, people fly homemade kites on Good Friday. Legend has it, the tradition started …

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Do you have Job Openings?


Please send the PTMTA your jobs-available information. We will post it here and it will be sent out the following Sunday and saved on our Jobs page. email details to PTMARINETRADES @ GMAIL.COM  (no spaces) If you are interested in hosting a student for job shadowing, please let us know. The PTMTA is hoping to …

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NWWN 2022 Conference Registration Now Open


**This National Working Waterfront Network event will be in Boston in July but there may be someone on our list for whom it is applicable. Registration is now open for the National Working Waterfront Network’s (NWWN) 2022 conference. The 3-day event will take place in Boston from July 19 to July 21, 2022, with pre-conference …

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PTMTA April 2022 Board Meeting


The PTMTA board of trustees will be meeting at the Nomura Building on Tuesday April 12th, at 5:15PM. Jake Beatty of the NWMC will be joining us. Masks are optional at this time. If members have questions or topics you’d like the board to consider, please email ptmarinetrades (at) gmail.com, reach out to any one …

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Free ProBoat Task Sheet by local epoxy professional


Last year, Porfessional Boatbuilder staff writer, Dieter Loibner asked Port Townsend’s Russell Brown to write about epoxy for the magazine. The editors turned it into one of their featured Task Sheets. You will not see Russell in the classroom or at the podium but his technical writing has given many novice & seasoned boat builders …

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Shipwrights Regatta Trophies


At the 2022 Shipwright’s Regatta awards party, Pete Langley of the Port Townsend Foundry, took a moment to explain a few of the unique trophies that he helped to create. Each piece includes a slice of history, perpetual trophies that perpetuate our stories. See the video clip here Thank you to the PT Sailing Association …

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Tide to Table EVENT


From our Working Waterfront Coalition friends in Bellingham: The 4th Annual Tide to Table Dinner tickets are now live! This year’s private gathering is happening over two days, with two seatings each day. Grab your friends/colleagues, and join the fun under the Oyster Dome at Drayton Harbor Oyster Company. Delicious seafood, sea shanties, and more! …

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2022 Shipwright’s Regatta-a blast!


A great day was had by all I am sure! Check the PTSA results page to see where everyone placed and here is their photo album page. https://lightroom.adobe.com/shares/3f877aa8b88b4df28aa927bee751ba37 We want to thank the PT Sailing Association for making this event happen and for hosting a generous party with Pizza, Beer, Prizes, and a lot of …

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Splicing Workshop


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Jefferson County Job & Trades Fair


In case anyone missed the post on this a few weeks ago; Jefferson County Job & Trades Fair 2022 A collaboration between our 3 East Jefferson High Schools: Chimacum | Port Townsend | Quilcene A Skillmation production Connecting home-grown talent with our home-grown job market May 26th, 2022, at Chimacum High School Get all details …

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Learn sewing machine adjustment, maintenance & sewing skills workshop


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The next generation…Feedback requested.


When you hear the words ‘Apprenticeships’ or ‘Job Shadowing’, do questions about liability come to mind? What if liability was covered by a third party and businesses could teach youth to learn skills ‘on the job’ with confidence? Such early experience can lead to higher education or careers in the Marine Trades. The question often …

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Sector feedback needed


Subject: Jefferson County Area Sector Analysis Process (ASAP) PTMTA Members; This is a county wide process and the more working folks we can get to voice their concerns and opinions the better: we need to balance out the results. “Jefferson County, WA is taking part in the Area Sector Analysis Process (ASAP), a community-driven tool …

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March 11-Women of our Working Waterfront


Several hundred women gathered last Friday at Port Townsend’s City Dock for the Women Of the Working Waterfront “Snapshot of Time” group photo.  This was a first time event where women responsible for helping to build the culture, commerce and community were recognized together. Thank you to Diana Talley for inspiring a team of helpers …

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Port Commission Meeting 5:30 3.23


In person at the Yacht Club and online Zoom hybrid Port Commission Meeting.Wednesday March 23 at 5:30 Posted Here with all the details. We encourage our members to attend or tune in to these meetings. The monthly 5:30 meeting is timed especially for the public and marine trades to be able to attend after normal …

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Welcome New Member Whale Song Signs


Join us in welcoming Nick Mann of Whale Song Signs to the PTMTA collective.

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Women in Marine Trades – virtual luncheon


Event Invitation-More info and free registration Women in Leadership Virtual Luncheon – Women in Marine Trades Join us for this first Women in Leadership Virtual Luncheon of 2022. Women in Marine Trades – Past, Present & Future Our panel will include Port Commissioner Carol Hasse,  NWSWB Executive Director, Betsy Davis, Sail Port Townsends Founder, Amber Heasley, …

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Did you see it?


The Leader posted a correction regarding the mistaken choice of cover image for the February Working Waterfront issue. In case you missed it;  

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