Ship's Log

Charting a Course: The PTMA Pathway to Maritime Careers

By Robin Mills, NWM Program Director Pride, inspiration, and validation. I felt all of it and more tonight at the end-of-the-year celebration for the Port Townsend Maritime Academy (PTMA), our maritime Career and Tech Education (CTE) program. Northwest Maritime developed ...

Summer Fun at Northwest Maritime

This summer, make your way to Northwest Maritime’s Port Townsend campus for memorable maritime adventures. Perfect for day-trippers or those seeking a casual visit, our summer activities offer something for everyone. Visit Our New Welcome Center Your adventure begins ...

Girls’ Boat Project: Launching Sea Star

Over the past few weeks, we have been working hard to wrap up all our projects. First, it was all hands on deck to assemble and glue up tool trays. The girls finished their tool tray projects off with a coat of Skidmore’s beeswax and rope handles for carrying.

Bravo Team’s Five-Day Island Adventure

With calloused hands, warm hearts, and soaring spirits, Bravo Team returns from Journey! Five days out in the islands and four nights under a blanket of stars have left us better friends and more experienced mariners.

R2AK VIII: Race Preview

In 2015, the Race to Alaska was unleashed like a rubber duck in a tsunami. It grew from a wild dare to a testament of human grit and marine mastery, as intrepid souls raced from Port Townsend to Ketchikan with no motor, no support, and just enough sense to bring a poncho.

SEVENTY48 2024: Paddles Up, Community Strong

Since its inaugural splash in 2018, SEVENTY48 has evolved from a daunting challenge into a yearly beacon for the PNW paddling community. This isn’t just a race; it’s a rallying point where endurance meets enthusiasm, where paddlers gather not ...

Northwest Maritime’s Welcome Center Debuts May 9

Northwest Maritime Center will celebrate the opening of its new Welcome Center on May 9 with a Grand Opening celebration for the community. The former “Chandlery” store space has been transformed into a new Welcome Center for the campus, including exhibits ...

Girls’ Boat Project: Shop Skills, Sun, and Skiffs

Happy Spring! As the days get longer and warmer, the girls have been expanding on their shop skills and spending time out in the sun too. We are all looking forward to spending a few days out on the water ...

WA360 Adventure Race Returns Summer 2025

WA360 will return next summer. WA360 is 360 miles of engineless, unsupported boat racing through the worst and most diverse water puzzles Washington State offers.