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Building our Lifeboat Fund


The PTMTA collects funds earmarked for our marine trades people who are dealing with injury or health crisis that interferes with their ability to work. We understand that many of our members are under insured and cash in the hand could pay a bill or buy needed groceries, and at the very least, communicate our …

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Lodging needed for Boat School Students


Calling Community Members Help incoming students find housing A new batch of students will start classes October 3rd and we are working hard to connect them with housing. From families looking for small homes, to those looking for rooms in shared homes, all types of accommodations are needed. Thank you to those community members who …

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August 10th Port Commission Workshop details


Commission Workshop and Meeting August 10, 2022 By Port of Port Townsend on Aug 06, 2022 10:11 am The Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Public Workshop & Regular Meeting of the Port of Port Townsend Commission on August 10, 2022, have been posted. The Port Commission has two meetings scheduled for Wednesday, August 10. …

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Boat Stolen from Commercial Basin


Notice from Bob Frank:  14ft Sealaker was stolen mid-week from the Commercial Boat Basin in the Port of Port Townsend.  Please keep an eye out!  

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NWSWB Scholarships…application deadline


Deadline Approaching: Over $90,000 of scholarship funds to support students for the 2022-2023 programs beginning October 3, 2022. See list of scholarships, eligibility criteria, award details, and how to apply by clicking here. APPLY NOW Applications are due by Tuesday, August 9, 2022 by 5:00 P.M.

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AUG. 10th Port Commission workshop & meeting


August 10 — Workshop at 9:30 & Meeting at 1:00 p.m. Check the meetings page on Monday August 8th for the agenda packet.   Check the Ports News Posts and alerts HERE: https://portofpt.com/blog/

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NOAA Fisheries New Proposal


“A Roadmap for use of ‘Ropeless Gear”; article from National Fisherman Magazine Download the draft Ropeless Roadmap guide here. RopelessRoadmapDRAFT-NEFSC  

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10 year KPTZ video


Tour and interviews inside KPTZ. Meet the DJ’s and see the current and future studios.

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Ted Pike Memorial Race AUG 6


The Ted Pike Memorial Race is this Saturday, August 6th, 2022. This unique race involves anchoring, raising sails, running, possibly swimming or paddle boarding or kayaking, and sailing, and drinking (rum, or water). Entry fee: one pint of good rum. Party after the race at the Martha Boat Shop. Get all the details on the …

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Aug 6th open house discussion:Boat Yard Expansion+


The City of Port Townsend, Port of Port Townsend, and Jefferson County PUD will hold an open house for the Sims Gateway and Boat Yard Expansion project at the Port Townsend Community Center on August 6th.  Members of the public are encouraged to drop-in between 10 AM and 1 PM to view results from work …

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ASK the PUD at the August 5th Chamber Cafe


Chamber Cafe is a free, twice monthly Zoom event for community engagement. Name: Chamber Cafe – PUD Date: August 5, 2022 Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT Register Now Event Description: Join us and our guest s from Jefferson County PUD and learn all they are doing for our quality of life in JeffCo. …

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Port of Olympia/Gibboney- continued…


Port of Olympia news continues to develop. See the article here, or the transcript below for the archive. Residents call for Port of Olympia executive director Gibboney to resign Rolf Boone, The Olympian (Olympia, Wash.) – 1h ago (July 26th, 2022) Jul. 26—The heat was turned up on embattled Port of Olympia Executive Director Sam …

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Thank You! NWSWB


Thank you to the NWSWB for a fun Boat Yard Gathering at the Nomura Building on Friday July 22.  

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Live aboard as the Herb Beck Marina host


Learn More about this opportunity here on the Port of PT website. All interested candidates must submit a letter of interest, resume, and application to  HR@portofpt.com.

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VOTE by August 2nd


 Local & Midterm elections mean as much, if not more, than presidential elections. Not yet registered? Click here to check your registration status. More information for WA Voters HERE. Without a electeds that actually serve the public, government is dis-functional. Make every vote count.

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County Commissioner Mid-Year update


Attendees of the July 15th Chamber Cafe received a live presentation from County Commissioner Heidi Eisenhour. The presentation featured mid-year updates on county projects and progress. With Commissioner Eisenhour’s permission, the Chamber has shared the PDF of her update and the recorded Chamber Cafe will be live soon. Click here to see the PDF: Chamber …

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PT Sailing Association events


Join us, Saturday July 23, for a Mystery Bay overnight excursion. There will be an informal start off City Dock at 10:00 a.m, heading to I (buoy off Indian Point near Boat Haven entrance), to G (entrance to Kilisut harbor), and a procession  through the channel to Mystery Bay.  EVERYONE WELCOME If you missed this …

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Western Flyer made National Fisherman Magazine


National Fisherman online article about the Western Flyer HERE or transcribed for “Our Stories” archive below. July 18, 2022 Return of the Western Flyer by Paul Molyneaux The 85-year-old sardine seiner, Western Flyer, is re-launched after a massive rebuild After a seven-year rebuild at the Port Townsend Shipwright’s Co-op, the Western Flyer, splashed again on …

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Working Waterfront Coalition’s launching a new training program


Our friends at The Working Waterfront Coalition of Whatcom County are launching a new apprenticeship program based on the Canadian model from Quadrant Marine Institute. Port Townsend’s marine trades can benefit by learning more about these programs and identifying local opportunities. The Northwest Maritime Apprenticeship program, utilizing Quadrant Marine Institute’s time-tested, robust, professional training program, …

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City Planning Retreat


From Facebook: City of Port Townsend WA Government: How does the City decide what to focus on any given year? A City Council and department director workplan retreat sorts through ideas, priorities and challenges – many of them raised by our community. The 2023 workplan retreat is being held Monday, 7/18 at the Northwest Maritime …

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