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The Work Party


Several “old guys” came together one sunny November Sunday to help raise the walls and roof of a new build in Port Townsend.  Jeff Hammond has been building mostly by himself and needed extra muscle for this. Almost everyone helping first met Jeff in their youth, as students at the N.W. School of Wooden Boatbuilding, …

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Point Hudson Cafe Photo show of Marine Trades


Rachel Ganapoler hung her ‘Working Class Heroes’ photo show at the Point Hudson Cafe. It’s an amazing collection of marine trades workers doing their thing from over the past decade or more. It’s worth checking out and treating yourself to a good lunch!

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North Jetty Progress


As of Friday 11/11/2022; You can see a number of pilings in place on the new North Jetty at Point Hudson! Earlier photos:

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NOV 22 Port Commission Meeting


November 22:      1:00 p.m. Meetings page for details as posted  

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Annual General Membership Meeting


Members and colleagues, you are invited to join the PTMTA on Wednesday November 16th at 5:30PM in the Nomura Building on Benedict Street for our annual general membership meeting. We will have Pizza, salad and snacks, basic beverage and you are welcome to bring your own beverage as well. We will gather at 5:30 socially …

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Boat Molds; Public Online Auction/Seattle


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Pro-Boat story: Leading Edge Composites


Professional Boatbuilder article about another of our Marine Trades. Thank you Dieter Loibner and Professional Boatbuilder magazine Carbon Fiber Piano Hinge By Dieter Loibner, Sep 25, 2022 Dieter Loibner | Professional BoatBuilder Magazine A blank of a Carbinge carbon fiber piano hinge on a work bench shows the prepreg halves with stainless-steel pin installed. PBB …

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Our Stories: S/V Starlight


This article by the Leader re-surfaced and so we are sharing it here in the “Our Stories” Archive. Decade of work culminates in ‘Starlight’s’ re-launch Posted Monday, May 17, 2021 8:03 am Nick Twietmeyer ntwietmeyer@ptleader.com Original Article here: https://ptleader.com/stories/decade-of-work-culminates-in-starlights-re-launch,75036 As they say, it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at …

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Port meetings 11/09. Did you miss the 10/26 Port Meeting?


The Next Port Meetings are on NOVEMBER 9th November 9:        9:30 a.m. Workshop, 1 p.m. Meeting You can listen to and read the documentation for the most recent Port Commission Meeting. See the meetings page or follow links for the 10/26 meeting below. 10/26/22 5:30 p.m. Regular Business Meeting Packet Agenda Additional …

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Green Wave updates October 31, 2022


If your fishing venture is seeking an alternative, GreenWave kelp farming seems lke an interesting option. Below is from their latest newsletter. Learn more at Greenwave.org Seaweed-Based Packaging for People and the Planet One of seaweed’s superpowers is that it has many uses–it’s the soy of the sea without all the downsides. Seaweed can be …

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Jobs: WA SEA GRANT


Washington Sea Grant is currently hiring for a Coastal Management Specialist. Please see the job description below and share freely. Washington Sea Grant (WSG) has an outstanding opportunity for a self-motivated and enthusiastic Coastal Management Specialist to support shoreline and coastal planners, resource managers, and individuals in navigating complex coastal issues through outreach, education, and …

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Systems Intensives-Registration is open for:


  Electrical March 20-24, 2023 June 26-30, 2023 Diesel Engines March 27-31, 2023 August 7-11, 2023 Corrosion July 24-28, 2023 Click on Blue class titles to learn more and register.

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How the Tide R e a l l y Works


You might already know this…or not. It was not what this editor expected. Enjoy. Waterlust You Tube Channel Here.

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Working Waterfront from KPTZ Features Cape Cleare


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Member Blog Highlights our Marine Trades: Jeremy Johnson


PTMTA member Jeremy Johnson has recently established a physical office in Boat Haven, in the Nomura Building along with the PTMTA, NWSWB, Team Jefferson EDC, Sail Port Townsend, and others. This heartfelt blog post is no doubt relatable to many of our members.

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Point Hudson Jetty Night Work October 27-29, 2022


Point Hudson Jetty Night Work October 27-29, 2022 By Port of Port Townsend on Oct 24, 2022 03:45 pm UPCOMING NIGHT WORK NECESSARY FOR THE PORT OF PORT TOWNSEND POINT HUDSON BREAKWATER REPLACEMENT PROJECT The project to rebuild the existing north jetty in the historic Point Hudson Marina is on schedule. However, working nights during …

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Sewing Machine Workshop


November 5th 9am-3pm For more details and to register, visit: theartfulsailor.com

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Join the PORT OF PT at the Pacific Expo 11/17-19


We’re teaming up with the Port of PT again at their booth at the 2022 Pacific Marine Expo. The expo will take place at the Lumen Field Event Center in Seattle from November 17th-19th. Any members interested in taking a shift at the booth are welcome. Please contact Pete Stein at Steinp314@gmail.com or at 360 …

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Working Waterfront on KPTZ features the PT Foundry


OUR WORKING WATERFRONT with host Chris Bricker Friday 12:10-12:30pm September 9   Cohost Eron Berg, Port of Port Townsend director, joins KPTZ’s Chris Bricker to give a monthly update from Our Working Waterfront. And then we pay a visit to Pete and Cathy Langley at the Port Townsend Foundry, whose specialty is bronze marine hardware. Pete …

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PORTofPT PUBLIC HEARING Draft Budget


Click below to read more   October 26, 2022 Public Hearing Draft Budget

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