Ship's Log: Youth Programs

Join Us at the Maritime Career Fair!

Northwest Maritime Center is all about connecting people to opportunities on the water. That's why we're excited to invite you to our Maritime Career Fair on Saturday, March 16, from 10 AM–2 PM. This event is designed to help students and families ...

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 ...

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 ...

Girls’ Boat Project 2024

For girls age 11–14 (6th–8th grade) Registration for our spring sessions is now open! Girls' Boat Project meets on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 4:30 PM from April 10 through May 8, 2024. In the Girls’ Boat Project, middle school students gain skills and have fun ...

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 ...

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 ...

SEA Marine Makes Gift to Maritime Discovery Program

Full service boatyard SEA Marine has made a $30,000 gift to the Northwest Maritime Center’s Maritime Discovery Program. The gift, given over three years, will help underwrite the cost of providing hands-on, experiential, real-world learning for Port Townsend School District’...

Dorjun’s New Adventure

When Emilia met Dorjun, neither of them knew that seven years later, they’d be embarking together on a new adventure. Once a shy and soft-spoken 7th grader, Emilia Ramsey first came to Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC) as part of ...