Port Townsend Northwest Maritime Center

From March 14-17, Eric attended seminars at the the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend.  The Center is a new facility that houses a wooden boat shop, offices, boats, and classrooms.

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The Center’s courtyard has an inlaid compass rose with the words-

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“In a spirit of adventure and discovery.”

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The Wooden Boat Foundation operates the boat shop in the Center.

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Posters from the Wooden Boat Festival dating to the 1970’s line the halls.  The images are wonderful

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The Center has a full screen simulator that displays real sky lines and radar and other functions.

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When activated the simulator brings in other vessels and weather.

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Seattle night skyline as seen on simulator

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These desk top simulators have the some of the same programs.  This one allow you to see how the land forms and ships on the left screen appear on radar.

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