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Port Hadlock and Port Townsend Housing
The School can assist with facilitating communication between students wishing to share housing with other students.
Students often live in the Port Hadlock area within walking distance of the school, further out in the countryside in Chimacum, and in Port Townsend which is approximately 10 miles away.
The historic cottages pictured at left are often rented by students from the School. They are located directly across the street from the waterfront buildings on the campus. The cottages are owned and operated by Ajax Café: www.ajaxcafe.com/ or (360) 385-3450.
Resources for current rentals available in the community can be found here:
- The Port Townsend Leader Classifieds
- The Olympic Peninsula Craigslist
- Search for rentals available in Port Hadlock, Port Townsend, Chimacum, Marrowstone Island, and Port Ludlow
- The Peninsula Daily News Classifieds
Inns and Hotels in Jefferson County, Washington
Hadlock Motel is within walking distance of the Boat School.
Port Townsend is a 18-minute drive and is well known for it’s Victorian Bed and Breakfast Inns.
Other resources for local accommodations:
Camping facilities on the Olympic Peninsula
Camping is available at several area state parks:
Check out Fort Flagler, Fort Worden and Fort Townsend.
Marinas Near the Wooden Boat School
There is a public dock right next to the School that is maintained by the Port of Port Townsend. You can tie up for up to four hours. Dingy permits may be available through the Port of Port Townsend.
There are several marinas within decent driving distance of the School.
The Port Hadlock Marina is a private facility located at the south end of Port Townsend Bay, about 1.3 miles south-southeast of the School. http://porthadlockmarina.com/. 360-385-6368
The Port Ludlow Marina is a private facility located in Port Ludlow, about ten miles south of the School.
- Port Hudson Marina and RV Park: http://www.portofpt.com/point_hudson.htm
- Port Townsend Boat Haven: http://www.portofpt.com/boat_haven.htm
- Herb Beck Marina in Quilcine (about 45 miles south of Port Townsend along the Hood Canal): http://www.portofpt.com/quilcene_marina.htm
The Port of Port Angeles operates two marinas as follows:
- The John Wayne Marina, located in Sequim, about 45 minutes west of the School. http://www.portofpa.com/marinas/john-wayne-marina.html
- The Port Angeles Boat Haven, on the west side of Port Angeles, about an hour and 20 minutes from the School: http://www.portofpa.com/marinas/port-angeles-boat-haven.html
Pleasant Harbor Marina is a private marina located on the west side of the Hood Canal about an hour south of the School near the little town of Brinnon along highway 101. pleasantharbormarina.com
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.
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.