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Northwest Maritime Center

431 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States

September 2015

Wooden Boat Festival

September 11, 2015 - September 13, 2015
Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
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The annual Festival is among the most educational and inspiring wooden boat events in the world. Meet WSG staff and learn about our programs at the WSG booth. Plus enjoy: 300 boats on land and water 120 presentations Dozens of exhibitors Live music all day, every day Food court

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October 2015

Marine Weather Workshop

October 3, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
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$50

WSG class on learning how to read and respond to marine weather conditions

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March 2016

Crab Team Training Workshop (Port Townsend)

March 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
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Free

This event is free, but registration is required. Interested in becoming a Crab Team volunteer monitor to help protect pocket estuaries near Port Townsend? This full-day training workshop will fully equip you to be our "Boots in the Mud" and join the Crab Team volunteer corps - no prior experience necessary. The workshop will include: An introduction to pocket estuaries and the invasion threat from European green crabs Learning and practicing the monitoring protocols Joining a team of 3 - 5 volunteers and selecting a monitoring…

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September 2016

Boater Outreach – Wooden Boat Festival

September 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on September 10, 2016 at 9:00 am

One event on September 11, 2016 at 9:00 am

Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
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$17 – $35

Port Townsend's Wooden Boat Festival is the most education-packed and beautifully located wooden boat event in the world. Featuring more than 300 wooden vessels, hundreds of indoor and outdoor presentations and demonstrations, a who's who of wooden boat experts and thousands of wooden boat enthusiasts, there's something to do, someone to meet, or a boat to board at every turn. The festival honors its traditions while inviting energetic debate about the latest innovation. Washington Sea Grant will have a boater outreach…

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November 2016

King Tide Event – Port Townsend

November 18, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
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Witness Washington’s Highest Tide of Year Join coastal experts at the King Tide Viewing Party. November 18 at the Northwest Maritime Center. Each winter, king tides—the highest tides of the year—offer a spectacular shoreside show and a sneak preview of what rising sea levels will mean in years to come. Join Washington Sea Grant and the Washington Department of Ecology for Port Townsend’s first King Tide Viewing Party. Free snacks and hot beverages will take the edge off the chill,…

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March 2017

Class: First Aid at Sea

March 2, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
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$50 – $100

Learn the skills to save a life at sea. Washington Sea Grant, WSU Jefferson County Extension and the Northwest Maritime Center are co-sponsoring a Coast Guard-approved First Aid at Sea course. Topics covered include CPR, patient assessment, hypothermia, cold water, near drowning, shock, trauma, burns, fractures, choking, immobilization and essentials for first aid kits.

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Class: Marine Weather

March 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
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$270 – $300

Learn how to read the weather before you go. The Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, WA will offer a three week long adult maritime weather class covering the practical applications of atmospheric and oceanographic science for sailing. Course material will focus on global maritime weather patterns and the role of forecasting and prediction for safe trip planning. Registration fees include the coast of textbook and workbook. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Taught in (6) 2 hour classes. Ages 18 and up.

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Crab Team Training Workshop (Port Townsend)

March 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
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This event is free, but registration is required.  Interested in becoming a Crab Team volunteer monitor to help protect pocket estuaries in Washington's Salish Sea? This full-day training workshop will fully equip you to be our “Boots in the Mud” and join the Crab Team volunteer corps – no prior experience necessary. The workshop will include: An introduction to pocket estuaries and the invasion threat from European green crabs; Learning and practicing the monitoring protocols; Joining a team of 3 – 5 volunteers and selecting a…

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April 2017

Marine Weather Workshop (Port Townsend)

April 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
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$60

Learn How to Read the Weather Before You Set Sail! Washington Sea Grant, Jefferson County Extension Office and the Northwest Maritime Center are co-sponsoring a Marine Weather Workshop on April 29, 2017 in Port Townsend. Topics covered include: Relationships of atmospheric pressure and wind Determining the path and speed of squalls Strong wind systems in the Northwest and offshore and how to avoid them Key features of low-pressure systems 500mb wind patterns and how they can help you find “weather…

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September 2017

Wooden Boat Festival

September 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - September 10, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
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$20 – $40

Port Townsend's Wooden Boat Festival is the most education-packed and beautifully located wooden boat event in the world. Featuring more than 300 wooden vessels, hundreds of indoor and outdoor presentations and demonstrations, a who's who of wooden boat experts and thousands of wooden boat enthusiasts, there's something to do, someone to meet, or a boat to board at every turn. Expanded a little each year, the Festival honors its traditions while inviting energetic debate about the latest innovation. Check out…

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Salty Cinema – Whale Rider

September 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
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The first film in our Salty Cinema series is Whale Rider. Head down to the Northwest Maritime Center for a free, maritime related movie! "Only males are allowed to ascend to chiefdom in a Maori tribe in New Zealand. This ancient custom is upset when the child selected to be the next chief dies at birth. However, his twin sister, Pai (Keisha Castle-Hughes), survives. At age 12, she enlists the help of her grandmother (Vicky Haughton) and the training of…

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November 2017

Winterizing Outboard Engines

November 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
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Washington Sea Grant and the Northwest Maritime Center are cosponsoring a workshop on preparing outboards for winter. Topics include the basics of simple and routine small outboard motor maintenance and winterizing: including changing the oil, fuel, lubrication, electrical inspection, and diagnosis of common problems focusing on two and four stroke gas engines 15 hp and less. A small engine will be available as a training aid during the workshop. Small outboards can be a critical  component of safety gear  and neglect…

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January 2018

Salty Cinema – Song of the Sea

January 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
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Free

Head down to the Northwest Maritime Center for a free, maritime related movie! From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, SONG OF THE SEA tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch, Macha, and…

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March 2018

Crab Team Returning Volunteer Training (Port Townsend)

March 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
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This event is free, but registration is required.  A refresher and continuing education opportunity for returning Crab Team volunteers. The workshop will include: Protocol updates Tips on efficient sampling In-depth time on species ID More information: This workshop is intended only for volunteers who have monitored with Crab Team in prior years. Potential new volunteers should attend a full-day training workshop, either in Padilla Bay, or Poulsbo. This curriculum will go into greater depth on efficient sampling, and critter ID, and…

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May 2018

Sea Safety and Survival Workshop

May 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
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Learn emergency drills for commercial fishing vessels Washington Sea Grant, Jefferson County Extension and the Northwest Maritime Center are co-sponsoring a one-day Coast Guard-Approved Sea Safety and Survival (Drill Instructor) Workshop for commercial fishermen. The workshop combines lectures and hands-on experience with the safety and survival equipment that is required for fishing vessels. Participants will learn emergency procedures and be trained to develop appropriate emergency drills for their own vessels. When:             Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00…

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150th Anniversary of Washington’s Pilotage Act

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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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:…

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September 2018

Wooden Boat Festival

September 7, 2018 - September 9, 2018
Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
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Over 300 boats on land and water, 120 presentations, dozens of exhibitors, live music all day every day, interactive exhibits for kids, and plenty of local food, beer, and wine options to satisfy everyone!

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March 2019

Crab Team New Volunteer Training – Port Townsend

March 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
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Free

Interested in becoming a Crab Team volunteer monitor to help protect pocket estuaries in Washington's Salish Sea? This full-day training workshop will fully equip you to join Crab Team's "Boots in the Mud" – no prior experience necessary. The workshop will include: An introduction to pocket estuaries and the invasion threat from European green crab; Learning and practicing the monitoring protocols; Identification of pocket estuary animals; More information: This year, Crab Team is recruiting a limited number of new volunteers to add to existing sites/teams, so…

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April 2019

Coast Guard-Approved First Aid at Sea Workshop in Port Townsend

April 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
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Learn to effectively treat hypothermia, near drowning and other incidents while on the water. Washington Sea Grant, WSU Jefferson County Extension, and the NW Maritime Center are cosponsoring a Coast Guard-Approved First Aid at Sea workshop in Port Townsend. Topics covered include: CPR Patient assessment Hypothermia and cold water response Near drowning Shock and trauma Burns and fractures Choking and patient immobilization First Aid kits. When: Friday, April 5, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Where: Northwest Maritime Center 431…

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June 2019

Shellfish Aquaculture Educational Forum

June 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
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Join the Northwest Straits Foundation for a public forum on shellfish aquaculture at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend! Admission is FREE. This half-day program aims to increase public understanding of shellfish aquaculture issues, management and impacts by providing a variety of perspectives and emphasizing science-based information. Presenters from the research community, regulatory agencies, environmental groups and shellfish growers will address a range of issues. Forum sessions include: * Basic Ecological & Cultural Aspects of Shellfish Aquaculture * Regulatory…

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March 2020

CANCELED: Crab Team New Volunteer Training – Port Townsend

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
Free

**Update: It is with an abundance of caution that the Washington Sea Grant Director has made the decision to cancel this training workshop. We do not want to risk anyone’s health and wellness given the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in our state. As members of our broader Washington Sea Grant and UW community, current information regarding the University’s communications and protocols can be found at uw.edu/coronavirus. It is our goal to reschedule the workshop when we are able. Please…

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