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Save the Ajax Cafe, Grow the Boat School   Exciting news! The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding has an opportunity to expand our campus while also supporting the re-opening of our neighborhood Cafe. As you may know, the Ajax Cafe and the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding have been cornerstones of our community for over 36…

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Join the Celebration at 3rd Annual Gala & Fundraiser

The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding delivers a quality education that is effective and unique — old-world craftmanship relevant to today’s workplace. We’re going strong after 36 years and it’s time to celebrate! We invite you to attend the Boat School’s 3rd Annual Gala & Fundraiser ‘Building on Tradition’ April 22, 2017 at the Northwest Maritime…

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Give Back on #GIVINGTUESDAY

  NOVEMBER 29th, 2016   You don’t have to be a world leader or a billionaire to give back. #GivingTuesday is about ordinary people coming together doing extraordinary things. On Tuesday, November 29th, people from around the world will come together for one common purpose: to share in the communal spirit of giving back by participating…

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Thank you First Federal!

A BIG, HUGE thank you from our board and staff to our friends at First Federal Bank on their sponsorship for our 2nd Annual Gala & Fundraiser June 18, 2016! It’s not too late to get involved! To learn more about the big night, visit www.nwswb.edu/gala!

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Filson Strikes Again!

Congrats to Haven Boatworks, LLC for their feature on the Filson March 2016 catalog. We spyed four NWSWB graduates from the classes of 2002, 2005,  2009, and 2012. Check out the catalog HERE and more about Haven Boatworks and the shoot HERE.  

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WoodenBoat Magazine Highlights Prothero Method

Check out the article written by Chief Instructor Sean Koomen and Instructor Emeritus Jeff Hammond on the Prothero Method in the March/April 2016 WoodenBoat Magazine.   Boatbuilder Bob Prothero, founder of Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, championed an efficient method of boatbuilding that relied on extreme accuracy in the lofting. One element of this method—and a…

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Help Celebrate the New Milling Shop

      The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding launches its new school year with a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the new Hammond Shop Milling Room, a re-skinned and remodeled Rubb Shelter, and an expanded Metal Shop.   We are excited to share this major milestone with you. This was made possible thanks…

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2015 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

The 2015 Wooden Boat Festival is almost here! Don’t miss this wonderful world of boats happening September 11th-13th. Learn more HERE  Check out the Boat School’s ad in the The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader 2015 Wooden Boat Festival Program happening annually at the Northwest Maritime Center. Make sure to stop by the Boat School booth, enjoy…

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BOATFEST AND SAIL-IN at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding – join us on May 30, 2015!

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Location: Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding 42 N. Water Street, Port Hadlock Contact: Bob Miller, (360) 385-9585 rmiller43@gmail.com Activities: Boat Rides from the Community Boat Project and Sail-In participants Music with Lobo Del Mar from 2:30-4:00 pm! Boat Launch – see our Catspaw Dinghy and cedar…

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NWSWB graduate, Mark Stout, to head restoration of John Steinbeck’s historic boat – Western Flyer

Mark Stout of Scow Bay Boats said he is “rather thrilled” with the prospect of restoring the Western Flyer, which is not just any old wooden boat. He started work last week overseeing what he estimates would be at least a year-long restoration of the boat that famous American author John Steinbeck chartered in 1940 for…

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Tri-Area Locals Support Planned Expansion of Port Hadlock Heritage Campus

The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is pleased to announce that it is building a vital addition to its Port Hadlock facility, thanks to strong local support.  The 1,000 square foot addition, costing an estimated $112,000, will house large machinery where students will learn to prepare wood for the boats they are building or repairing.   Having…

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Neena Milton rocks the boat!

Ptleader.com Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 3:30 am By Emma Leedy of the Leader | Forget Noah, Neena Milton is building a boat. Milton, a senior at Chimacum High School, takes two periods of woodshop every day. She started taking woodshop for the first time last year after moving to Port Hadlock from San Antonio, Texas….

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Port Townsend Rhody Parade 2014 a blast!

Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding student Mark Paxton enjoys attention at the Port Townsend Rhody Parade from the Sequim Irrigation Festival Royalty. Our Boat School parade team awaits the start of the parade. L. to r: Executive Director Pete Leenhouts, students Mark Paxton, Bradley Suedekum and Courtney (last name TBD). Director of Education Pamela Roberts shows…

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Edensaw visits Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding!

– Pete Leenhouts, Executive Director of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, enjoys a visit from Anna Nasset and John Montgomery from Edensaw Woods Ltd. (Nice t-shirt John!) The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding started in 1981. Jim Ferris and Charlie Moore started Edensaw Woods in 1984 and both are graduates of the Northwest School of…

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Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival-WA

Port Townsend’s Wooden Boat Festival is the most education-packed and inspiring wooden boat event in the world. Featuring more than 300 wooden vessels, dozens of indoor and outdoor presentations and demonstrations, a who’s who of wooden boat experts and thousands of wooden boat enthusiasts, there’s something to do, someone to meet, or a boat to board…

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Marci Van Cleve given 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award!

Our main liaison to the local school districts’ high school programs, Marci Van Cleve; teacher with a vision and previous recipient of the American Red Cross “Hero” Award for, “25 years of saving young peoples lives through educational excellence”, now is celebrated by the national boating community for 25 years of bringing youth into the maritime…

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AUCTION: TOOLS, MACHINERY & SMALL BOATS!

WOODWORKING~WELDERS~SHOP ITEMS~DINGHYS~SMALL BOATS~SCRAP! A public surplus auction will be held SAT., NOV. 8, 2014 at the NORTHWEST SCHOOL OF WOODEN BOATBUILDING’S “Rubb Shelter,” on the upper part of campus.  Included will be tools, boats, machinery, and all kinds of misc. hardware. CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF SOME OF THE ITEMS FOR SALE This will be a…

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