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Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival
The Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival is one of the most popular events in the word for wood boat enthusiasts. The festival has been held annually for over thirty years. Hosted by the Wooden Boat Foundation...

Seattle's Working Waterfront
Despite the recent splurge in waterfront condo construction, Seattle is first and foremost a working port city. Since it's beginning, entrepreneurs and industrialist flocked here for the abundant natural resources...

New Life for Oldest Surviving Seattle Halibut Schooner
It was 100 years ago when motorized fishing vessels from the Pacific Northwest began to ply the rich waters off Alaska for Halibut, Cod, and Salmon. In the days before ice was readily available, fish were either salted or canned...

Fate of the Lumber Schooner Wawona
The once proud three-masted schooner Wawona quietly lies de-masted and severely weathered as she awaits her final fate at South Lake Union in Seattle. For the small percentage of people who are third generation or more in the Northwest...

PROTECTED WATERS: Armed Forces of Puget Sound
The Puget Sound region enjoys one of the longest periods of peace and stability in the world. Despite its diverse population and an international border running through it, Puget Sound has not seen military action since...

Founded in 1853, Port Gamble was the longest continuously operating mill town in North America. Authentically restored and operated by Pope Resources, Port Gamble is the only remaining company owned mill town in Puget Sound. We invite you to visit our unique shops and Sunday markets, explore our trails, exchange vows, celebrate an event, or simply take a leisurely stroll and relive history.

Explore the 120-acre National Historic Landmark complete with picturesque, turn-of-the-century buildings filled with antiques, an historic church, breathtaking views, expansive grounds and New England style homes.