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150th Anniversary of Washington’s Pilotage Act

May 31, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Come and celebrate the 150th anniversary of Washington’s Pilotage Act with Puget Sound Pilots (PSP) to honor Washington’s history of pilotage and success of the state’s pilotage program. Learn more about maritime jobs and mariner career pathways and engage with elected officials, maritime industry and associations, and academic institutions.

Date/Time: Thursday, May 31st 2018, Speakers 1:30 – 2:00 pm, Reception 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Location: NW Maritime Center, Port Townsend, WA (venue capacity up to 150 people)

Speaking Program (1:30-2:00 p.m.)

Welcome/Intros: PSP President, Capt. Eric vonBrandenfels
Speakers: U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell – Keynote (confirmed)
Designee from Office of WA Governor Jay Inslee
WA State Representative Gael Tarleton (confirmed)
WA State Senator Kevin Van De Wege (confirmed)
City of Port Townsend Mayor, Deborah Stinson (confirmed)
WA Board of Pilotage Commissioners Chair, Dr. Sheri Tonn (confirmed)
Speaking Close: Transition to the ceremonial cake cutting and reception

Ceremonial Cake Cutting (2:00 p.m.)

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell – ceremonial first cut of cake

Reception/Info Tables (2:00-4:00 p.m.)

Participants cut their own slices of cake, visit educational institution information tables, socialize with attendees

Pilot boats: One of the pilot boats from the Puget Sound Pilot Station will be alongside the dock and available for tours


May 31, 2018
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Northwest Maritime Center
431 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
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