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We are located in the quiet harbor of Port Hadlock where students enjoy the unique natural environment of Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula.

Contact Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding

Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding
42 N. Water Street
Port Hadlock, WA 98339

(360) 385-4948

General info: info@nwswb.edu
Enrollment: enrollment@nwswb.edu
Monday – Friday • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Pacific)
Directions to the School are below the map.

 

From North via Port Townsend/Keystone Ferry

icon Port Townsend / Coupeville Ferry Schedule

Estimated: 20 minutes – 10 miles

  • From ferry dock exit left onto Water St (South)
  • Water St turns into WA-20 (aka Sims Way)
  • Continue on WA-20 South to WA-19 South (aka Airport Cutoff Rd)WA-20 South bears off to right at car dealer; stay LEFT and follow
    road straight through traffic light as it turns into WA-19
  • Continue on WA-19 South (aka Rhody Dr) to WA-116
  • Turn left onto WA-116 East (aka Ness Corner Rd)
  • Continue on WA-116 East to 4-way stoplight at corner of
    Irondale Rd (QFC on left, Valley Tavern on right)
  • Continue through 4-way stoplight (aka Oak Bay Rd)
  • Turn left onto Lower Hadlock Rd (Ajax Cafe sign on corner)
  • Continue down hill to Water St. School is directly at end to your left.

From South via Seattle – Edmonds/Kingston Ferry

icon Edmonds / Kingston Ferry Schedule

Estimated: 1 hour and 15 min (includes Ferry) – 27 miles

  • From ferry dock exit right onto WA-104 West
  • Continue on WA-104 West to WA-19 North (aka Beaver Valley Rd)
  • Turn right onto WA-19 North to WA-116
  • Turn right onto WA-116 East (aka Ness Corner Rd)
  • Continue on WA-116 East to 4-way stoplight at corner of
    Irondale Rd (QFC on left, Valley Tavern on right)
  • Continue through 4-way stoplight (aka Oak Bay Rd)
  • Turn left onto Lower Hadlock Rd (Ajax Cafe sign on corner)
  • Continue down hill to Water St. School is directly at end to your left.

Boat School Parking

The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding
is accredited by the ACCSC

The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The ACCSC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The School is also licensed under the Private Vocational Schools Act, Chapter 28C.10RCW of Washington State. Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution.
Any donations made to the School are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

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The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is located on the Olympic Peninsula in Port Hadlock, Washington. Focusing on traditional small and large, as well as contemporary wooden boats, the Boatbuilding School is nationally accredited and internationally recognized as a fine vocational institution. The Boat School honors the boat building traditions of the Pacific Northwest and Puget Sound with boat shops located due south across the bay from Port Townsend, Washington. Programs, courses and workshops are offered throughout the year and include traditional wooden boat subjects such as lofting, oar making, painting and varnishing, boat building, carvel and lapstrake planking, small, large and contemporary wood composite boat construction. Craftsmanship and woodworking are of the highest caliber within the maritime vocational trades. At the center of our programs is the ability to earn an Associates Degree in one-year, culminating each September in presentations at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. Serving the Seattle-area woodworking and boat building community for over 34 years with the highest level of craftsmanship and integrity.