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Meet the WBF Poster artist: Hannah Spencer


This Year’s Wooden Boat Festival poster features one of our own and an image from our inaugural RowRowRowMyBoat rally in 2023. (Which is happening again so get your row and paddle craft out of the bushes!) Read about the artist and how the image was created by Clicking the below photo Find posters by clicking …

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Our Working Waterfront 4/09/2024 Rick Oltman, Dave Thompson, Pete Stein, Eric Pokorny


In case you missed it!With:  Rick Oltman on Cape Cleare, PTHS graduate Eric Pokorny, Dave Thompson & Pete Stein…

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PTMTA special meeting hosting Port Staff


Bring your questions for port staff to a special meeting on May 14th, a Tuesday, at the Nomura Building on Benedict Street Port Townsend. Doors open at 5PM and meeting begins at 5:30. Special emphasis is on Lease Policy but you are welcome to bring up other port related topics at this collaborative discussion facilitated …

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May 2024 Port of PT commission and committee meetings


May 8:              9:30 a.m. Commission Workshop (Cancelled) and 1p.m. Regular Business Meeting May 15-17:      all day Washington Public Ports Association Spring Meeting (Quorum of Commission) May 15:            5:30-7:30 p.m. Short Farm Steering Committee Meeting May 22:            5:30 …

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Remembering Carl Chamberlain


In the March 29th issue of Professional Boatbuilder, our regional maritime reporter Deiter Loibner wrote a nice piece on Carl Chamberlain, an outstanding member of our maritime community, who passed away in 2023. Click the image to read more.

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Our Working Waterfront – S/V Arnigali reprise 3/12/2024


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WorkSource=WA’s department of Labor – small business resources.


Your local American Job Center (Department of Labor/Employment Security Dept. of WA) aka WorkSource. They are here to help you with business needs for both job seekers and employers. They can support with company specific hiring events and matching open positions as well as assist with funding for training to upskill your employees for retention/promotions, or …

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Tuesdays-oops- MONDAYS Dinghy Racing Series begins 5/06!


CORRECTION::: Dinghy Series scheduled for MONDAY evenings The dinghy series will start Monday, May 6th, 2024 and run through August. All small boats are encouraged to participate. PTSA now owns three Lasers which will be available if you want to join in but don’t have a boat. Ellie Meopham and Paul Denison will be in charge. https://ptsail.org/

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Celebrating Women Grant Application Open


Apply Now Celebrating Women Grant Application Open Fifteen women-owned businesses will receive a $10,000 grant to take their businesses to the next level. They are looking for women motivated by growth and change and are excited to break barriers to achieve success. Learn more here.  

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Port Commission meetings 5/8/24


May 8 9:30 a.m. Workshop & 1:00 p.m. Commission Meeting Pavilion Bldg., Point Hudson Port Meeting page

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‘Working Port – 100 years of the Port of Port Townsend’ 1924 – 2024.


‘Scott Wilson just released his new book written for the Port of Port Townsend to celebrate it’s Centennial anniversary. ‘Working Port – 100 years of the Port of Port Townsend’ 1924 – 2024. It’s a captivating and fun read of our rich history, dense with knowledge our Port’s progression through the years with many of …

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Point Hudson Jetty Completion celebration 4/24


From Eron Berg Thank you for joining us for the Breakwater Celebration last Wednesday! All of us at the Port of Port Townsend appreciated that you took the time to join and celebrate this important project milestone with us. Paula Hunt wrote a great article about the event here: https://www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/point-hudson-breakwater-opens-centennial-celebration/ Look for a story in …

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EDC’s Business Planning Class starting June 3rd.


Do you have a great idea for a business, but no idea how to turn it into a reality? Is your business growing and you need help planning out the next steps? EDC Team Jefferson’s Business Planning Course will help you create a business plan, look at cash flow, funding sources, marketing, and get you …

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Housing Solutions Network asking you to take their surveys, individuals & employers both.


Please help your community & take the survey. A thriving workforce is vital to the quality of life that keeps so many of us here in Jefferson County. This survey has two parts, the first is a Community Survey, which is distributed broadly, contains individually relevant questions, and intended for everyone who is connected to …

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EDC Team Jefferson has a Youtube channel


Videos are often easier to absorb information. EDC Team Jefferson has Youtube channel with videos and recorded webinars. Se it here:

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Working Waterfronts Photo Contest-enter by 5/24


As a Network, we are all about sharing resources and knowledge, so we are kicking off a photo-sharing contest to build up a public photo library of working waterfront images. The photo library will be accessible to all in an effort to support initiatives and showcase the diversity of working waterfronts across the country. Don’t …

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KPTZ: Adventuress Cooking


Click to listen to the Podcast, Attention Please, touring the galley on Adventuress:

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Port Commission 5:30 PM meeting 4/24


April 24 5:30 p.m. Meeting Pavilion Bldg., Point Hudson Port Meeting page Please consider showing up for the monthly 5:30pm meeting. These after work hours meetings were hard won on behalf of our workforce. Little means more to our commissioners than constituents showing up in person.

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Maritime WA: Salmon Ceremony


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Maritime WA: Nate Seward & Schooner Adventuress


Click to read the full article and view the video.

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