Dylan Rondeau Remembered with Community Investments

Rondeau Family Creates Funds at Northwest Maritime Center and Jefferson Community Foundation The family of Dylan Rondeau has chosen to honor his life by making two $100,000 gifts, one to Northwest Maritime Center and the other to Jefferson Community Foundation. The funds came from an insurance settlement. Rondeau was passionate about boats and was employed

Port Townsend Maritime Academy Students Earn Drill Conductor Card

This year’s Port Townsend Maritime Academy (PTMA) students recently completed six weeks of training to earn their Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) Drill Conductor Card. This US Coast Guard-approved course provides practical knowledge of marine survival equipment and the skills for emergency onboard procedures. AMSEA’s mission is to reduce injury and death in the

Experiential Exploration: 9th Grade at Maritime High School

By Joe Cline, Managing Editor of 48° North Application Window for New Students Open Until January 31, 2024 Think back to the start of high school. Did you have options? Many students today do, and for those interested in hands-on learning, the wide-ranging maritime field, or a more project-based school experience, Maritime High School (MHS)

Bravo Team: Wood Ships and Friendships

There are good ships, and wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships, and may that always be! And then there are wood ships! Anyone who has experience with boats, especially wooden ones, knows that wooden boats take work—and lots of it! Bravo Team has been immersed in this

Cummings Makes $25,000 Gift and Challenges Community to Support Real World Readiness Program

Long-time Northwest Maritime Center donor and volunteer Sigrid Cummings has made a $25,000 gift to support the organization’s expanded Real World Readiness program, and invites the community to match her giving throughout the Give Jefferson campaign, which runs from November 15 through December 31, 2023. Northwest Maritime Center is participating in the county-wide campaign, and

Historic Vessel from NWMC Takes Center Stage in New Museum Exhibit

A historic boat from Northwest Maritime Center’s collection will be getting its time in the limelight with a new exhibit at Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI). The Husky Challenger, an eight-person wooden rowing shell, will be showcased in the “Pulling Together: A Brief History of Rowing in Seattle” exhibit opening later this month.

Port Townsend Maritime Academy Students Dive into Outboard Operations

This month Port Townsend Maritime Academy students have been working through their Outboard Operations Unit. Students pair up as helm and crew in Kachemak 10ft inflatable aluminum hulled boats to develop and practice their vessel operation skills. “The vessel operation unit was important because I’ve been wanting to learn how to operate a boat, and

Bravo Team: Learning the Ropes

Nothing like closing out the year with full steam, as our group of young longboaters literally learns the ropes. Bravo Team is in full swing, and getting the feel for their equipment, crewmates, and the changing season. Our first month on the water has been full of laughter, fumbles, and ironing out the details as

Bravo Team is Back on the Water

Leaves are changing color, days are getting shorter, and Bravo Team is back on the water! We have a full team of middle and high school students from the Port Townsend School District’s OCEAN program to operate longboat Townshend. Five of our students are returning (some for several years!), and they have lots of skills and knowledge to