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  • Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building | Port Hadlock, Washington
    Financial Aid Required Tools Scholarships Housing More FAQs Policies OUR PEOPLE Students Instructors Staff Board PAC Volunteer Employment THE BOATS About Our Boats Current Projects Special Projects Boats for Sale Boats We Can Build Donating Boats Testimonials CONTACT US Contact Form Directions Alums Reconnect Submit a Job Business Support Donate School Video 2016 Gala About Us About the School Our Campus Mission History E News Events Press Video Media Shop Photos School Blog 2015 Annual Report Programs PROGRAMS Workshops Career Services School Library School Calendar Accreditation Student Testimonials Admissions ENROLL NOW School Catalogue Financial Aid Required Tools Scholarships Housing More FAQ Policies Our People Students Instructors Staff Board PAC Volunteer Employment The Boats About Our Boats Current Projects Special Projects Boats We Can Build Boats for Sale Donating Boats Owner Testimonials Contact Us Contact Form Directions Alumni Reconnect Submit a Job Business Support Donate School Video Alumni Login 2016 Gala Welcome to the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding Located in Port Hadlock Washington The Boat School is one of the premier accredited educational institutions of its kind inspiring the highest standards of wooden boat building craftsmanship and commitment to the continuation of traditional maritime arts Since 1981 over a thousand

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  • About Us | Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building - Port Hadlock, WA
    complete but because activities at the Boat School revolve around an 8 am 5 pm daily schedule Monday Friday students are able to complete the Associate Degree within a 12 month period 4 consecutive quarters School Statistics 115 Associate Degrees completed 2011 2014 73 92 Graduation Rates 77 92 Employment Rates 18 20 hour Average Starting Salaries full time 37 440 41 600 annually Our Instructors Are Master Maritime Craftsmen and Inspiring Industry Leaders As a team our instructors share a devotion to the highest levels of craftsmanship They are inspiring professionals with years of wooden boatbuilding experience before becoming teachers This experience helps them successfully guide students in their personal career goals and aspirations Our instructors value the art of teaching and supporting the success of all their students These positive traits are distinguishing features of the School Each of our instructors has established an international reputation both as a master boatbuilder and as a master teacher Instructor Bios and Videos We Offer Both Traditional and Contemporary Wooden Boatbuilding Our boatbuilding programs include Traditional Small Wooden Boats Traditional Large Wooden Boats and Contemporary Wood Composite Boats giving students a broad range of skills for careers in a variety of marine industries Career Strands for Our Graduates Are Interesting and Quite Varied These include work in boat yards maritime museums educational programs boat design architectural design automotive design charter services tall ship programs wooden boat repair and restoration yacht construction and yacht interiors wooden boatbuilding boat surveying and appraising musical instrument building home and business building construction fine furniture making boatbuilding coaching and cabinetry Graduates of the Contemporary Wood Composite Boatbuilding program have career strands in addition to those mentioned above including aerospace rocket construction wind energy automotive design engineering moor ings buoys marine docks floats water skis wakeboards surf boards recreational watercraft and Jet boats Veterans Second Career Explorers Women Disabled Retirees and International Students Are All Welcome Because our instructors effectively impart their knowledge to others with an emphasis on hands on learning the School has become noted as a positive and safe learning environment for learners of all backgrounds including Veterans exploring new careers and their love of woodworking and boats Recent high school graduates beginning exciting careers in a supportive community of boat builders and other related pathways Second career learners absorbing new hands on skills that better match their true passions and interests Women who want the challenge of entering an exciting hands on profession in which women continue to be underrepresented Retirees pursuing long awaited dreams of pursuing the beauty and artistry of wooden boatbuilding Disabled students with learning disabilities injuries or medical conditions that need to be addressed effectively within the context of learning International students who learn about the School online and are attracted to its small intimate setting No previous woodworking experience is needed to attend the Boat School Thinking of joining the School Click here to access our enrollment forms catalog and application procedures See Where Our Graduates Are Working

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  • Our Campus | Northwest School Wooden Boat Building - Port Hadlock, WA
    along the waterfront of the six acre Port Hadlock Heritage Campus on the south end of Port Townsend Bay School facilities currently include 14 500 square feet of covered space including historic and modern buildings Westrem Building The historic two story 7 500 square foot Captain Westrem Building accommodates a lumber milling room a boatshop the administration offices and the library The library houses over 1 200 volumes on a wide variety of maritime subjects and several collections of periodicals Computer stations provide student access to the internet Northwest Sails Canvas Inc an independent sail loft is located upstairs and is equipped with a variety of sewing machines and hand work benches They often run workshops that Boat School Students can attend to learn additional skills outside of regular class hours McPherson Building Next door the 3 500 square foot fully restored McPherson Building features a 60 person classroom and lunchroom restrooms a faculty office and a 2 000 square foot boatbuilding shop Overhead skylights and south facing windows flood the shop with natural light Hammond Building Located on the upper campus the Hammond building opened in 2011 It features 6 300 square feet of shop space large enough to accommodate three to four large boat projects a year In 2015 a 1 000 square foot milling room was added onto the Hammond building Rubb Shelter The upper campus also includes the 3 500 square foot Rubb Shelter a canvas on frame building restored in 2015 This building serves as an additional boat shop that often houses restoration projects Port Hadlock Washington A Beautiful Location for Boat Building The Port Hadlock Heritage Campus lies along the water and up a wooded bluff within easy walking distance of the little town of Port Hadlock There students can purchase groceries tools and

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  • Our Mission - Wooden Boats | Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building
    the Rhode Island School of Design specializing in large wood and metal sculpture While living in Santa Fe New Mexico he worked as a finish carpenter and on custom design woodworking projects During his years there he became interested in wooden boatbuilding reading as much as he could on the subject and visiting the few boat builders in that area Libby Palmer had extensive teaching experience with adults as well as children from upper level math down to pre school She specialized in hands on cooperative approaches to learning in both schools and non traditional community settings The couple moved to Port Townsend specifically because of its reputation as a center for wooden boats It was there that they met Bob Prothero and began the collaboration that would result in creation of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding Since 1981 over a thousand students have graduated from the School s vocational programs and thousands more have attended summer and community workshops studying traditional and contemporary maritime arts This tradition continues today Our School Honors Port Hadlock s Local Maritime Heritage The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding NWSWB is located on Water Street in the historic business district of Port Hadlock Washington In years past hotels saloons dance halls boat shops barbershops and even a large and successful lumber mill made this waterfront a busy place Today the area includes our boat building School quaint rental cottages and the historic Ajax Cafe The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is helping ensure that the maritime heritage of this historic district is protected and enhanced Surrounded by Wooden Boatbuilding History During the past one hundred years Puget Sound has held a special attraction for people who sailed built and repaired wooden boats A number of influences helped to establish wooden boatbuilding traditions characteristic of the region Through the efforts of talented naval designers shipwrights and boat builders styles of boat building began to emerge in the early and mid 1900s which allowed even small boat shops on Lake Union as well as larger shops on Puget Sound to build and repair wooden boats quickly and in large quantities Immigration brought varied boat building traditions from around the world England Norway Japan Yugoslavia This allowed a unique borrowing and blending of traditions Specialized techniques of lofting emerged employing sophisticated engineering methods The availability of advanced machinery an abundance of raw materials and generations of talented wood craftspeople allowed boat builders in the region to produce a significant number of boats in a short time while still utilizing the traditional skills associated with fine wooden boat building History Timeline 1981 2004 1981 The boat school is founded by Robert Prothero Libby Palmer and Henry Yeaton at the Boat Haven in Port Townsend WA The boat school is granted status as a 501 c 3 nonprofit vocational education institution 1983 School campus moves to a larger facility at Glen Cove Industrial Park Port Townsend Washington 1985 Jeff Hammond is hired as Chief Instructor leading and inspiring

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  • E-News
    Blog 2015 Annual Report Programs PROGRAMS Workshops Career Services School Library School Calendar Accreditation Student Testimonials Admissions ENROLL NOW School Catalogue Financial Aid Required Tools Scholarships Housing More FAQ Policies Our People Students Instructors Staff Board PAC Volunteer Employment The Boats About Our Boats Current Projects Special Projects Boats We Can Build Boats for Sale Donating Boats Owner Testimonials Contact Us Contact Form Directions Alumni Reconnect Submit a Job Business

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  • Events Calendar
    Campus Open to all No reservation necessary Read more Categories All Events Community Tags boat school boatbuilding event tour wood boats wooden boatbuilding Jun 3 Fri First Friday Tour Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding Jun 3 3 30 pm 5 00 pm See firsthand our tradition of craftsmanship and the exciting growth and changes happening at the school We welcome you to join us at 3 30pm on the First Friday of each month to tour the campus and shops of the Port Hadlock Heritage Campus Open to all No reservation necessary Read more Categories All Events Community Tags boat school boatbuilding event tour wood boats wooden boatbuilding Jun 4 Sat Gala Auction Exhibition Gallery Walk Cotton Building Jun 4 10 00 am 8 00 pm Gallery Walk occurring the first Saturday of every month from 5 30 to 8 00 p m in Downtown Port Townsend is a way for visitors and patrons to explore art galleries and venues in the downtown waterfront district to show off the work of local artists To celebrate and bring attention to the amazing handcrafted items the Boat School will be auctioning at our Annual Gala Building on Tradition on June 18th 2016 the Boat School will host an exhibition highlighting these items as well as the artisans who created them Many of the items will be made from wood and have a maritime theme This event is free and open to the public Stop by for a glass of wine or beer and view these special pieces of art Read more Categories All Events Community Jun 18 Sat 2nd Annual Gala Fundraiser Building on Tradition Northwest Maritime Center Jun 18 5 00 pm The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding welcomes you in celebrating it s 2nd Annual Gala and Fundraiser Building on Tradition A night full of fun food drinks auctions and celebration to support 35 years of boatbuilding history June 18th 2015 Registration Begins at 5 00 P M Northwest Maritime Center 431 Water St Port Townsend WA 98368 Festive Attire Encouraged Mark your calendars for this exciting night to celebrate 35 years of boatbuilding history The evening will be full of wonderful food beverages auctions games music and celebration Your generous support of this event will help strengthen our programs and ensure that craftsmanship reaches the hands of a new generation of problem solvers Learn more at www nwswb edu gala For more information on becoming a table captain donating an auction item building a signature bench or becoming an event sponsor visit Join the Tradition BUSINESS SUPPORTERS Would you like your business to be associated with this community event Contact Betsy Davis at betsy nwswb edu VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES To make this event a success we are going to need your help There are many ways to participate leading up to and the night of this event For interest and information on ways to help email christina nwswb edu Read more Categories All Events Community Jul 16 Sat Sail In

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  • Press
    Boats We Can Build Boats for Sale Donating Boats Owner Testimonials Contact Us Contact Form Directions Alumni Reconnect Submit a Job Business Support Donate School Video Alumni Login 2016 Gala Press Article Source Date Viking boat building techniques taught on Peninsula Peninsula Daily News April 3 2016 Efficiency Accuracy and Integrity Elements of the Prothero Method by Sean Koomen Jeff Hammond WoodenBoat Magazine 249 March April 2016 Women in Marine Trades Focus of AAUW Panel Discussion Jan 16 in Port Townsend Peninsula Daily News January 3 2016 Looking Back Dec 16 2015 PT Leader December 16 2015 NMRA Gives Scholarship to Student at Boatbuilding School Tradeonlytoday com November 19 2015 The Greatest Boat Race Ever Outside Magazine November 2015 Boat School Welcomes Class of 2016 PT Leader October 7 2015 2015 Educational Scholarships Awarded to Six Students Petroleum News October 4 2015 Students Graduate from Local Boatbuilding School PT Leader July 8 2015 Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding raises 50 000 at inaugural gala PT Leader July 1 2015 PT Yacht Club Awards Scholarships PT Leader June 3 2015 Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding Sails Into Summer PT Leader June 3 2015 Smorgasbord of Events May 30 at Boat School in Lower Hadlock PT Leader May 20 2015 Boat School Builds Venetian Batela for Customer in California PT Leader May 6 2015 Skills Learned in Maritime Trade have currents in Other Facets of Life Peninsula Daily News March 3 2015 Record Crop of Students has Boat School Class at NWMC PT Leader January 21 2015 Wooden Boat School in Port Hadlock to expand Peninsula Daily News January 8 2015 Boat School Adds Milling Room at Hadlock Shop PT Leader January 7 2015 Accuracy School A Year in the Life of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding WoodenBoat Magazine 241 Pg

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  • Video & Media
    preeminent Northwest boat builder and founder of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding and began teaching at the School in 1985 View More Instructor Bruce Blatchley Bruce graduated from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 1996 and has subsequently worked in various boat yards in both Bellingham and Port Townsend Washington His experience covered a broad spectrum including shop foreman at Seaview North Boatyard repair and restoration the building of a variety of contemporary vessels as well as his experience as a teacher giving Bruce a well rounded background for instructing at the school View More Instructor Ben Kahn Ben learned the value of good tools and a good day s work growing up on a farm in Ohio Drawn to study traditional arts and crafts he earned his Bachelors Degree in Industrial Technology at Berea College in Kentucky under the tutelage of master wood turner Rude Osolink View More Instructor Leigh O Connor Leigh grew up on the coastal town of Swampscott MA He formed a love for the ocean at a young age and spent summers working on Lobster boats out of Beverly and Nahant He attended the Art Institute of Boston where he studied as an apprentice in sculpture and bronze casting He worked as a welder and metal fabricator to help pay for his education After graduating he moved into the field of woodworking cabinetmaking construction and Historical Restoration View More Related Media From Timber to Tide Unique Seattle Profiles Center for Wooden Boats View More Shaped on All Six Sides View More Boatbuilding on Lake Union From Timber to Tide Unique Seattle Profiles Center for Wooden Boats Bradley Suedekum Class of 2014 featured in video about the Center for Wooden Boats The Center for Wooden Boats A floating building with a beautiful view of

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