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HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Wishing Everyone a Healthy & Prosperous 2023!

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PTMTA first board meeting of 2023


The 2023 PTMTA board of trustees will hold a meeting on January 3rd at 5:30 PM in the downstairs of the Nomura Building, 385 Benedict Street. This first of the year meeting focuses on the assignment of “officer” positions and standing and ad-hoc committees leadership. Anyone interested in participating on our committees are invited. Members …

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This Blog is our Grapevine


Here is why: In 2022:: JOBS: 26 posts with multiple job opportunities LODGING: 6 posts announcing rentals offered specifically to maritime, or call out for maritime lodging SHOP SPACE; 4 Posts announcing shop space for lease EDUCATION & CLASSES; 35 posts with short term and long term learning opportunities relevant to the trades. PRINTABLES: 9 …

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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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Open House #1 – City of Port Townsend Golf Course + Mt. View Commons Concept Planning Effort


What happens to one of the city’s largest green spaces impacts all of us in Port Townsend. This email is to announce that we will be having an open house at Fort Worden Commons on January 11th, 2023, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  We will also hold a virtual open house (details below) on January 12th, …

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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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Port of PT Western Expansion- feedback needed


Re-posting- please send the Port your feedback via the linked survey Our marine trades are definitely stakeholders of any Port of Port Townsend expansion and proposed changes. The port has asked for our feedback and the more they hear from the marine trades community, the better. Please take a moment to fill out their survey: …

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NEWLY FUNDED:Free services for small business(Website & Bookkeeping)


 The Economic Development Councils of Clallam, Grays Harbor and Jefferson Counties, as well as Peninsula and Grays Harbor Colleges, are thrilled to announce a new innovative grant program called Olympic Peninsula Small Business Boost! The collaborating partners were awarded $1.3M from Department of Commerce to offer free professional legal and/or marketing services (including simple website …

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Peninsula College Classes include Basic Bookkeeping


Among these classes is Basic Bookkeeping. Port Townsend has a shortage of bookkeepers so learning this stuff for your own business is really a necessity here. Learn about this course: The Basics of Bookkeeping.   Rise Above the Toxic Workplace could be a relevant course if your workplace struggles with power dynamics. Click on the …

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Welcome, 2023 PTMTA board of trustees


Thank you to our voting members for confirming our nominees to the 2023 PTMTA Board of Trustees Welcome Back Dave Thompson   Welcome Carrie Fiore About: Carrie has been an integral part of ACI Boat and Goldstar Marine for the past six years. She has a passion for empowering our youth to find their place …

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Navigation and Seamanship Classes


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National Working Waterfront year in review


Working Waterfronts across the country are fighting for survival. The link below is to a newsletter highlighting the National Working Waterfront Network’s “Year in Review” update. https://mailchi.mp/522ab31394c4/national-working-waterfront-network-year-in-review?e=da03a76582

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Happy Winter Holidays!


We, the PTMTA, humbly thank all of our marine trades people, mariners, maritime scientists & creatives, partners, support businesses & community. Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, Christmas, & New Year. May 2023 be a year of good health, joy, and reward for all.

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Port special meeting: Short’s Family Farm


Posted: Notice of Special Meeting January 17, 2023 Short’s Family Farm By Port of Port Townsend on Dec 16, 2022 11:56 am Notice of Special Meeting Materials have been posted for a special meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.  At 6 p.m., the Port Commission will meet in person at the Chimacum Grange #681, 9572 …

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Nominations Now Open for the 2023 Jefferson County Community Leadership Awards


The Marine Trades have been recognized in past years and continued recognition would be well deserved. The Business Leader of the Year Award is presented to an individual that demonstrates a history of vision, service, and leadership for the betterment of the Jefferson County community. This individual has built a legacy of building other leaders …

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Olympic Peninsula Small Business Boost-Free-Apply before 12/31


The Economic Development Councils of Clallam, Grays Harbor and Jefferson Counties, as well as Peninsula and Grays Harbor Colleges, are thrilled to announce this new innovative grant funded program. The program offers FREE professional legal and/or marketing services (including simple website development) to under-served businesses within our 3 counties, through June 1, 2023. Apply for …

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Advanced First Aid & CPR/AED course


[ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advanced-first-aid-and-cpraed-for-the-mariner-march-tickets-432213360797 ] Brief Course Description: Combining a highly experiential (16 hour) in-person training with a (4-6 hour) self-paced Maritime Medicine Online course, this program provides all the skills, practice and knowledge needed to handle a range of medical and traumatic emergencies at sea. This class is US Sailing accredited, meets World Sailing Offshore Special …

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December 14 Port of PT meetings


Commission Meeting and Workshop December 14 By Port of Port Townsend on Dec 09, 2022 03:57 pm The Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Public Workshop & Regular Meeting of the Port of Port Townsend Commission on December 14, 2022, have been posted. The Port Commission has two meetings scheduled for Wednesday, December 14.  On …

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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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…Coast Guard’s ‘paper captain’ crackdown


December 8, 2022 Vessel owner prosecuted in Coast Guard’s ‘paper captain’ crackdown Ben Clements The U.S. Coast Guard is prosecuting John D. Gibbs, the owner and managing operator of the Southern Horizon, an 89-foot tuna longliner caught using a foreign national as master – a so-called ‘paper captain’ – on Oct. 19, as part of …

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