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Northwest Maritime Center

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431 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5723
+1 360-385-3628
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volunteer powered small town gem

There's a very nice chandlery, sure, and some boats displayed on the tarmac and some shells... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
William H
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Port Townsend, Washington
Small but has a lot to offer. Has little activities for anyone to use, microscopes, samples, etc.

Check it out. It is volunteer operated but the staff come with different backgrounds and... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Bennette S
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Port Townsend, Washington
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431 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5723
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

There's a very nice chandlery, sure, and some boats displayed on the tarmac and some shells displayed in the shell barn, and the Velocity coffee shop.. Very pleasant building, a pier, and great waterfront ambience. All very nice for the visitor. But the real value...More

Thank William H
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Check it out. It is volunteer operated but the staff come with different backgrounds and passionate with their work.

Thank Bennette S
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

If you love boats, you'll love this place. Take the tour - well worth it. Especially the captain training center upstairs - don't miss that. A computerized training system for boat captains. And all the wood and hand-built boats. You will want to start building...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

The NW Maritime Center is two big buildings where you can learn more about wooden boat building, they also store rowing shells and a few other boats. There is a great gift shop and coffee shop in the complex also. And the weekend after Labor...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

This was worth the stop. Very interesting; even the teenagers in our group found this exceptional. The people were very happy to point out interesting things, show us some of the tricks, and we generally had a good time.

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Wow! Kids were building a boat in one week! And there's a navigation training available as well. The Maritime Center is a GREAT experience. It's a working center and a good place to volunteer!

Thank miller3224
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Very enjoyable to see works in progress. We go every year to the Wooden Boat Festival. The town has so many boating related sites as well as the boats that are in the harbor

Thank turtlegirl178
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

Learn about Thea Foss, the inspiration for Tugboat Annie, see wooden boats, maritime memorabilia, Mosquito Fleet information and more. Several interesting collections. For kids there is a marine life touch tank and harbor clean up education. A must-do when in Tacoma.

Thank Elizabeth R
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Really nice building with wooden boats, racing skulls and more. Fun to see what is new and a great location for having a coffee and watching the boats coming out of the marina also.

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

My visit to Port Townsend was specifically to see the Wooden Boat Foundation and the beautiful eight-seat boats built by George Pocoik (The Boys in the Boat) for rowing teams all over the US. The local Rat Island Rowing Club has restored some, and is...More

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