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Northwest Maritime Center

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Address: 431 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5723
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Right on the waterfront. Museum, Event Space and Education Center

Learn about Thea Foss, the inspiration for Tugboat Annie, see wooden boats, maritime memorabilia, Mosquito Fleet information and more. Several interesting collections. For kids... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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Edmonds, Washington
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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New York City, New York
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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 restoring others. Steve is a local builder who has built some beautiful boats. It's a... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My favorite place to visit whenever we are in Port Townsend. Love to watch them working on all of the different boats. The Chandlery is a great place to shop as well. Always leave with something from there.

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Thank deepowell
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Nice staff, very friendly. Lots of col stuff to enjoy and purchase. Very local, but they do have items form outside of the Port Townsend area.

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Bigfork, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is not an official museum or display but rather is the workshop of folks building and renovating small wooden boats. You are free to go in, look around and chat with anyone who happens to be working. There are photos and stories of the "project boats" that the volunteers are restoring right there in the workshop.. The center has... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017

A cool place to see wooden boat crafts being preserved. You can wander through on your own and see boats in the process of being build and/or repaired, and see craftspeople working on boats. I'm sure there are special tours and events you can participate if you want a more structured or guided experience.

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Port Angeles,WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Fun to visit! Take time to look around! There is a coffee place inside, as well as a gift shop too! Boat store for boat items! Several items for children including a variety of books!

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

People working on their boats are very willing to share and answer questions, Interesting place and a wonderful opportunity to learn from folks who truly love maritime stuff.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

You can buy everything for your boat (which, in Port Townsend, is often a wooden boat!) here, from rope to dinner ware. Good organic coffee, nice people, and lots of beautiful wooden boats to check out.

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