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Point Hudson Break Water Project “Double Time”


FB post Dec 29th 2023  

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First Night in PT December 31st


If you are wanting to do something for NYE but are short on ideas, First Night in PT could be just right for heralding in the New Year with friends and family.

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Happy New Year


Here’s to YOU, The Marine Trades of Jefferson County WA! Thank you for an amazing 2023 and may you all find that sweet spot of work that funds your best lifestyle (and more time on the water!)

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Western Flyer report on CBS Mornings


Click to view. Includes an interior tour.

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Our Working Waterfront November Part 2


First aired November 28th. Enjoy!

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PT Yacht Club Maritime Scholarship applications due by Feb 6th!


Maritime Scholarship Program Each spring the Port Townsend Yacht Club awards scholarships to individual students for study in a maritime educational program or college.  Approved fields include, but are not limited to: marine biology fisheries ship and/or boat building and repair ship operations, such as officer training other marine fields Awards are made to the …

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Who’s Who on the 2024 PTMTA Board of Trustees


Please welcome your 2024 board of trustees. Our newest members have joined second year members by volunteering for important positions on the board and we are grateful! Please contact any one of these folks directly if you have questions, suggestions, or want to participate in events or projects.  Or, email ptmarinetrades@gmial.com You can drop your …

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WA SeaGrant seeks King Tides photos – Citizen Science


Click image to learn more Washington Sea Grant seeks photographs from citizens to help document the effects of King Tides in different areas of our waterfront, and to help understand and plan for the effects of higher sea levels and other flooding events. Please post king tides photos to the MyCoast website or use the MyCoast app.  …

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Navigation & Maritime Skills Classes- online and in person


The NWMC is currently accepting registration for its Navigation and Maritime Skills Classes: ONLINE & In-Person info and registration: https://nwmaritime.org/programs/adult-programs/navigation-maritime-skills-classes/  (Scroll down to see all of the classes and pricing. Scholarships NWMC is proud to offer scholarships to those facing financial barriers so everyone can have the opportunity to learn with us, regardless of financial …

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Supporting Women in Commercial Fishing


Click image to read online The below portion of this article includes important links related to SAGE: (Seafood And Gender Equality) Below is not the full article. To get you up to speed, SAGE’s mission strategies for impact include community building and capacity development, education, and awareness raising around the issues and gender mainstreaming, which …

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Commission Workshop and Regular Business Meeting December 13, 2023


Dec 8, 2023 | News The Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Public Workshop & Regular Meeting of the Port Commission on December 13, 2023, have been posted. The Port Commission has two meetings scheduled for Wednesday, December 13. The 9:30 a.m. workshop agenda items are:   Washington Public Ports Association Governance and Management Guide – …

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Renewal Now expedites new brochure


800 to 1000 PTMTA 4-fold Service Directory Brochures are printed and distributed annually. Renewing your membership at this time of year expedites the formatting of the brochure that exclusively features active members for the given year. Application/Renewal forms can be printed here or found at Admiral Ship Supply and they have a bucket on hand …

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PT Foundry seeking new team members via video outreach


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PT Longliner Repairs in National Fisherman


Click image to read article online;     Two wooden longliners were among the vessels being worked on last month at Washington’s Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-Op, a yard that specializes in repairing older wooden boats. In November, the 59-foot wooden longliner Evening Star was hauled out for its yearly repairs at the yard in Port …

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Happy Holidays- December Holidays around the world


Food for thought- 27 Most Popular December Holidays and Their Reason All over the world, December is the most popular month for holidays in the year. It is a time for families, friends and loved ones to come together, throw or attend parties, vacation together, exchange gifts or be merry. Christmas is the dominant holiday …

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WA Maritime Federations 2023 EIS


This is not the PTMTA’s study but one the state created for all of WA. https://www.maritimefederation.com/uploads/1/0/9/1/109194033/wa_maritime_impacts_2022_-_report.pdf  

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West Sound STEM seeks industry partners


West Sound STEM Seeks Industry Partners   Why is partnership with West Sound STEM Network so important? It’s a chance to promote your industry and gain recognition, as well as work with K12 partners The Network covers both Clallam and Jefferson Counties Work with over 70 Network member organizations to leverage resources and maximize impact …

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PTMTA New Board is official!


Welcome to the Board of Trustees for 2024! With a great turnout of our voting membership you have overwhelmingly voted to confirm those who have stepped up to serve on the 2024 board of trustees. Thank you! Please welcome Marshall Brennan representing Admiral Ship Supply Lou Geraghty (he/them) representing Horus Horizon Marine. Melanya Nordstrom representing …

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Renewal time-brief letter from outgoing board member


Message from PTMTA Trustee Ashlyn Brown Dear Marine Trades Community of Jefferson County, Not being a good communicator in front of a group, I will write what I failed to articulate at our annual meeting on November 2nd. As a PTMTA board volunteer for 7 years, my takeaway is that having an association for an …

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Welcome Finrae Ice Blasting and Farneth Marine LLC


The PTMTA welcomes new members Aron Williams of Finrae Ice Blasting and Bailey Farneth of Farneth Marine LLC.

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