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Wed Aug 24, 2016, 01:14 PM Aug 2016

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival time again

Do you like boats, Victorian buildings, festivals? Come on over. It's 2 hours from Seattle, an easy place to get to. And, we can meet!

Sept 9-11. There's lots to do and see inside the festival, but lots to see and do outside also.

I doubt there is any lodging left nearby, but if you want to make it more than a day trip, we've room for campers or tents, drop me a line.

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Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival time again (Original Post) uppityperson Aug 2016 OP
that sounds like amazing fun. wish I could be there. would be great to meet you!! niyad Aug 2016 #1
Great classic film festival there. Isn't TCM host Robert Osborne from Port Townsend? TonyPDX Aug 2016 #2
I wish! I wish! I wish! madamesilverspurs Aug 2016 #3
If you are coming from the I-5 corridor Canoe52 Aug 2016 #4
From the south part of the state, drive across the Tacoma Narrows bridge and on up uppityperson Aug 2016 #5


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3. I wish! I wish! I wish!
Wed Aug 24, 2016, 02:17 PM
Aug 2016

One of these years I'll get there for that! Meanwhile, family members are happy to participate and take lots of pics.




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4. If you are coming from the I-5 corridor
Fri Aug 26, 2016, 11:42 AM
Aug 2016

An easy way and the most relaxing way to get there is to drive to the Coupeville - Port Townsend ferry terminal on Whidbey Island. Park your car there (Plenty of parking) and buy a round trip walk on ticket for the ferry.

Once you arrive on the other side, the wood boat festival is just a short walk from the Port Townsend ferry terminal.

Otherwise, if you want to take your car across, you need a reservation for the ferry and parking on the Port Townsend side is scarce.


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5. From the south part of the state, drive across the Tacoma Narrows bridge and on up
Fri Aug 26, 2016, 12:42 PM
Aug 2016

Parking in PT is at the big park and ride by Safeway, then take the shuttle downtown, or else go up the hill by where the festival is and park in the residential area.

Best place to eat is CJ's, small fish and chips place by the pt marina, not by Pt Hudson where the festival is. It's off the main road so mostly locals go there. It's run and owned by a few hard working women also.

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