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Boatyard Gathering Friday 7.22.22


See you there! Hosted by the NWSWB at the Nomura Building Print this PDF to share the flyers and post them in your shop::NWSWB July Port Event

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NWMC Lifetime Achievement Awardees announced


To be honored and celebrated at the upcoming Wooden Boat Festival: The Lifetime Achievement Awards will kick off this year’s Wooden Boat Festival on Thursday, September 8th, at 5:30 pm! This annual event recognizes exceptional contributions to the wooden boat community. Click on the names to learn more. 2022 Awardees: The Hanke Family  & Steven Rander …

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Sail Repair Workshop


On July 30th at the Artful Sailor Port Townsend. Info HERE:https://www.theartfulsailor.com/on-the-horizon/2022-07-30/sail-repair-maintenance-workshop

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FYI: Document links from the Port’s May 2022 Commissioner Retreat


Here are the links to the packets included on the Port of Pt website from the Commissioner’s Retreat in May, 2022 so that you may stay informed. Virtual Property Tour Financial Trends Maintenance & Operations Harbormaster Report BMP Update Strategic Planning Process Draft Strat. Plan 2022-27 Changing Climate & Resilience slides Climate Resilience handout Lease …

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Port news from Olympia


For those who remember the so-called “pitchfork” meeting and general discord during a previous Port of PT administration under the direction of Sam Gibboney, this article, unfortunately, may not surprise you. Follow the link to read more (or listen to the audio) or read the transcription below.  :: https://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article263403378.html?ac_cid=DM670402&ac_bid=431994563   Transcribed below for the archive: …

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A new look for the Port of PT LOGO


Because this editor finds logos and rebranding both challenging and interesting, here is an update on the Port of PT’s new logo project. The port currently has three logos in circulation: the old one with the anatomically incorrectly rigged lumber schooner(?), and the set of logos from over the years including a revision to include …

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The PTMTA office at 385 Benedict Street


385 Benedict Street is the address for the Nomura Building, designed by the remarkable Carl Nomura (1922-2015) It is commonly referred to as the Skookum building at the northeast end of Boat Haven. Many may know that the NW School for Woodenboat Building leased the front downstairs area and the EDC Team Jefferson leased offices …

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NWSWB – student spots available


A few limited spots have opened in the12-month Wooden Boatbuilding Program and 9-month Marine Systems Program starting this October. Submit your application now or contact the admissions team to learn more.

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We have a question for the marine trades community:WBF?


Since 1977, Port Townsend has hosted a wooden boat festival/symposium. Part of it is to celebrate beautiful boats, teach and inspire people about all things wooden boat, and to enjoy a weekend at Point Hudson with friends. Of course is it now a huge event that attracts boat lovers from all over the world and, …

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JULY PORT MEETING SCHEDULE CHANGED


7.13 9:30 workshop has been cancelled. 1:00 pm meeting scheduled to happen but as of 7.08.22 no agenda has been posted. Check the meetings page on Monday. https://portofpt.com/about-us/port-commission/meeting-minutes/

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Jobs at ACI BOATS


At ACI Boats As of 07.08.2022 current openings: We have entry level and experienced positions available: •Welder/Fabricator •Marine Mechanic •Painter •Marine Drafter/Designer Pay: DOE Benefits: •Health, Vision, Dental •Paid time off and sick pay •Paid holidays •Tool account •Company provided lunch every other Friday •Flex schedule, 40hr weeks with every other Friday off   To …

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Gold Star – Open House Party 7/15


You are invited.

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Western Flyer and launch day photos


In case you missed it, there was a nice turn out Wednesday June 29th for the launch of the ‘new’ Western Flyer. This camera was most interested in the people who worked to safely launch the boat, and those who came to show support. When our community shows up for boat launches, there is a …

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Candidate forums-send in your questions by July 8th


  KPTZ joins the League of Women Voters-Jefferson County in encouraging everyone to vote, by presenting upcoming election forums, all broadcast live on KPTZ at 5:30pm for three consecutive evenings. Monday July 11 The two candidates for Jefferson County Sheriff: Art Frank and Joe Nole Tuesday July 12 Five of the 6 primary candidates for …

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How our boat festival started…


If you think our wooden boat festival is just for tourists, it is worth learning about how it all started and who the founders were. This article from the PT Leader published in 2016 gives a pretty good history lesson. by Patrick J. Sullivan The Leader (This story published in the 2016 Port Townsend Wooden …

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LODGING: House for rent


House for rent 6 miles outside Port Townsend near Cape George Colony. It’s 3 stories and 1500 sq ft on 5 acres in the woods with a 2nd story sunny deck, fir floors, custom cabinets, 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. You can bike into town on the Larry Scott trail into the Boat Haven. It’s …

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350 bicyclists coming to PT


As a heads up for drivers In case you wonder about all the bicyclists on the roads starting on July 9th, BRNW (Bicycle Rides Northwest) has announced that BRNW Washington 2022, the “Olympic Dreams,” tour, will be cycling through the Olympic Peninsula region July 9-16. The week-long, fully supported road-bike event will start and end …

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July Port Commission Meetings


July 14   —  Workshop at 9:30 a.m. & Meeting at 1:00 p.m. July 22  —  5:30 p.m. Meeting Port Meetings  

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Artful Sailor’s July 1,2,3 Nautical Yard Sale


What: “U-Price ” Nautical Yard Sale Who: The Artful Sailor When: Fri., Sat. & Sunday, July 1, 2 & 3, 2022 Time: All Day Where: 410 Washington St. (By the Skate Park), Port Townsend Contact: The Artful Sailor – (360)344-8120 The Artful Sailor will be celebrating Interdependence Day with a “U-Price ” Nautical Yard Sale with honor system pricing and cash box. There will be LIVE music by Greased Lightning at Noon on Saturday. Yard sale is all …

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Revisiting the 20% awareness campaign- Eron Berg


20% ad Public Awareness Campaign created by Bill Curtsinger and Gwendolyn Tracey from 2018-2020. Honoring our NWSWB and all of the alumni keeping these skills and traditions alive.

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