Ship's Log: Volunteer Highlights

The “Lesser Known” Heroes of Race to Alaska

By Daniel Evans, Race Boss For the first half of 2022, the Northwest Maritime Center has been putting out a beehive’s worth of activity: sailing and cruising camps, a solid finish to the first year of the Maritime High School, ...

Artwork Inventory Crew ROCKED IT!

In the waning days of 2021, we put out an unusual volunteer request—an all-points bulletin for a small team to inventory the collection of artwork and nauticalia that has gathered at the Northwest Maritime Center over the years. The collection ...

A Volunteer Update From Our Public Engagement Manager

“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy... you vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.”– An unknown hero Happy spring to you all! ...

Chuck Henry, Volunteer of the Year

Chuck Henry moved from a small midwest town to Port Townsend in 1977, and that same year, he and his wife happened to attend the first Wooden Boat Festival by pure coincidence! Chuck loves wooden boats and has owned, repaired, and ...

Volunteer Highlight: Robert Hodge

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Well, I’m from a small farm town 45 miles outside Chicago and have lived in Seattle about ten years. I taught myself to sail while volunteering at a summer camp in the northwoods ...

Volunteer Highlight: KrisAnne Meyer

Whether it’s climbing volcanoes in Mexico City or building a school for orphans with AIDS in Tanzania, there are two core themes that are important to NWMC volunteer KrisAnne Meyer: adventure and volunteerism. Originally from Bayfield Wisconsin, KrisAnne grew ...

Volunteer Highlight: John Hazen

John Hazen grew up in Hawaii and has been sailing, surfing and doing everything else your typical sea-lover does since he was 10 years old. After years of working as a refrigeration technician he eventually secured his dream boat, a 20’ Flicka, ...

Volunteer Highlight: Rob Cole

With spring in full swing, the Wooden Boat Foundation Boat Shop was embarking on a building project for a much-needed, mobile, boat storage rack for our small boat and dingy collection. This is where Rob Cole came in. Rob and ...

Beth O’Neal Eliminates Plastic One Festival at a Time

September 28, 2017 My name is Beth O’Neal. I have lived in Port Townsend for 22 years and raised my two daughters here. I love being surrounded by the water, marine life, and this charming town. After graduating from massage school in ...

Volunteer Highlight: Karen Crouse and Maureen Huff

Karen Crouse and Maureen Huff have been volunteering with us since the 2005 Wooden Boat Festival, and three years ago they got promoted to year-round, weekly volunteer work stuffing envelopes, scanning documents, sending RV reservation reminders, and washing glasses for Bar ...