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Girls Boat Project

by Peter Marsh

Last year, the Port Townsend Marine Trade Association awarded the Girl’s Boat Project a $600.00 donation to help fund a woodworker/education position for the 2013-2014 school year. The Girl’s Boat Project is in its second year of training Port Townsend High School young women in the marine trades, both on and off the water. The program has recently moved to the Northwest Maritime Center from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding where it was run as the Felicity Ann High School Girl’s Boat Project. At NWMC these students are also trained aboard longboats and on the pilothouse simulator. The PTMTA is one of a (so far, small) handful of donors supporting these young women pursuing the marine trades within a credited high school program. For more information, or to lend support, please contact Kelley Watson at kwatson@ptschools.org. Check back later for updates about the Girl’s Boat Project and a special event in March to benefit the program!

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