Preview: Women of the Working Waterfront: Port Townsend

It takes only a brief stroll through a couple boat yards to feel that Port Townsend’s maritime trades are different. There are experienced and talented women everywhere you turn.

For decades, leaders and tradespeople in PT have worked tirelessly to have a more balanced and diverse environment along the working waterfront. This community came together recently to produce an astounding edition of PT’s “Port Report” highlighting the stories and future of this rich culture.



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    Ingrid Tamboline says:

    Such an inspiring report! I can’t wait to meet some of these women in PT later this year when I go to boat school, and listen to their stories and learn from them. Thanks OCH for publishing this, and for the vids “Women at the Helm.” Would love to see more content highlighting women!

    • Sandy Lam

      Sandy Lam says:

      Will you be at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival? They will surely have some presentations around women in maritime. I would also recommend keeping an ear out for She Tells Sea Tales, a program by the Northwest Maritime Center, where women tell their stories. It’s a very moving event! SO excited for you to join the boat school and this community of women in the trades!

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    Ian Douglas says:

    p.s. very nice to see that younger women are getting involved in continuing the trades and maritime tradition

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    Ian Douglas says:

    Excellent production!
    I knew there were a lot of women involved in the trades in PT, but I had no idea it was this many. Very nice to read their personal stories.
    What a range of capability and experience they have!
    Thanks for this.