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❱❱ INDEX

ON THE COVER

MAPS & TRAVEL

THINGS TO DO

Regional Map ......................................6

Art, Music, Theater ........................... 20

East Jefferson County Map .................8

Sails, Paddles & Oars ........................ 22

Port Townsend Street Map ........... 38-39

Boatyard Walk .................................. 24

Riding the State Ferry .......................40

Fun at Fort Worden ........................... 42

Crossing to Canada ..........................46

Calendar of Events ............................56

Hood Canal Bridge ............................68

Historic Homes Tour ......................... 66 Touching History ............................... 74

FRESH & LOCAL Best Food Contest Winners ............... 14 Farmers Market Choices ................... 16 Beer, Cider & Wine Tour .................... 52

ACROSS THE PENINSULA Our Wildlife ....................................... 28 Oh, My, Deer ....................................36

OUR COMMUNITIES A Local’s Advice ............................... 10 North Hood Canal .............................30 Port Ludlow ...................................... 32 Port Hadlock ....................................34

Sequim, Port Angeles .......................44 ‘Twilight’ Time in Forks ......................48 Beaches, Rain Forest ........................50

GETAWAY 2011

Supplement to the April 27, 2011 edition of The Leader Patrick J. Sullivan, Editor Marian Roh, Layout & Design

LEADER ACCESS Scott Wilson, Publisher Fred Obee, General Manager Patrick J. Sullivan, New Media Director Betty Grewell, Heidi Gali, Bookkeepers

PLACES TO STAY

Sara Radka, Advertising Manager Catherine Darkenwald, Jan Halliday, Tami Hewitt, Alan Wexler

Port Townsend.............................. 70-71

Donna Rosmaier, Classifieds, Circulation Nancy B. Fitch, Felice Thompson, Virginia Shaw, Alan Atwood, Lillian Greenwood, Rebecca Gripp, Steve Peters

Brinnon, Quilcene, Port Ludlow, Port Hadlock ..............72-74

GETAWAY GUIDE HAS QR CODES

New to our Getaway Guide news coverage this year is the presence of quick response (QR) codes. QR codes are square black-and-white bar codes that, when scanned with a smartphone (most reader applications are free) or a dedicated QR barcode reader, take you to websites or other information sources. The QR codes enhance the depth of information available. The City of Port Townsend is pioneering the Way Finding Project, which encourages business and building owners to post QR codes; look for them around town. Enjoy our classic Getaway Guide print edition, and use the QR codes to learn more about Port Townsend, Jefferson County and the Olympic Peninsula. QR CODE ❱❱ Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader ptleader.com 4 ❰❰ 2011 SPRING GETAWAY

Our Getaway Guide cover this year features a view of Fort Worden State Park – the second-most-visited state park in Washington state – from Artillery Hill looking toward Port Townsend. Our cover artist is Larry Eifert. Eifert has been a professional painter for more than 40 years. With more than 50 murals to his credit, no artist, living or past, has more art in America’s national parks, and his work is seen on many nature-oriented products from coast to coast. From a professional naturalist family, he has now sold well more than 3,000 original paintings. Eifert and his wife, Nancy, a skilled nature photographer in her own right, live in Port Townsend because it’s simply the best place in America to create art about nature. “Parks! Very early on, I realized that our parks and refuges, wilderness areas and public lands are the very best places in America. I found myself so looking forward to the next visit – hiking, camping, learning about their ecology and then painting them – that I realized I should support myself by painting parks, and, in turn, somehow supporting those same parks with my work.”

Scott Wilson, News Managing Editor Kathie Meyer, Arts Editor Allison Arthur, Nicholas Johnson, Lynn Nowak, Sunny Parsons, Renae Reed, James Robinson John Stanger, Production Manager Kathy Busic, Drew Elicker, Chris Hawley, Christopher Overman, Marian Roh

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From Port Townsend Sequim 35 miles

From Port Townsend

Port Angeles 47 miles

Port Ludlow 16 miles

Hurricane Ridge 68 miles

Quilcene 25 miles

Victoria, B.C. 73 miles

Kingston 33 miles

Forks 102 miles

Brinnon 37 miles

La Push 120 miles

Seattle 50 miles

Neah Bay 122 miles

Tacoma 80 miles

Kalaloch Beach 129 miles

Olympia 92 miles

Hoh Rain Forest 138 miles

Sea-Tac Airport 100 miles

Lake Quinault 165 miles

Vancouver, B.C. 122 miles Portland 222 miles

❱❱ TRAVEL LINKS Washington State Department of Transportation lists traffic, ferries and bridge conditions. Call 511, 800-419-9085; wsdot.wa.gov Washington State Ferries provides vehicle and passenger service. Check the schedule at wsdot. wa.gov/ferries. Call WSF Customer Service at 888-808-7977 (in state) or 206-464-6400, or 511, from 7 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. You must speak to an operator to make a reservation, or do it online at business.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/ reservations. Port of Port Townsend offers boaters moorage and fuel. 800-228-2803, portofpt.com Jefferson Transit offers bus and park-andride service in Port Townsend. 360-385-4777, jeffersontransit.com Peninsula Taxi serves Port Townsend. 360-385-1872 6 ❰❰ 2011 SPRING GETAWAY

Puget Sound Express offers passenger-only service from Port Townsend to Friday Harbor (San Juan Islands) from March through the first week of October. 360-385-5288, pugetsoundexpress.com Black Ball Transport, Inc. connects Port Angeles, Wash., to Victoria, B.C. The car-andpassenger ferry MV Coho makes between one and four 90-minute crossings daily, year-round; more crossings typical in peak season. Reservations recommended. Proof of citizenship is required to enter or depart the United States by sea. Dock is at 101 E. Railroad Ave., P.O. Box 1928, Port Angeles, WA 98362. 360-457-4491, (TTY) 711 or 800-833-6388 ferrytovictoria.com, cohoferry.com Jefferson County International Airport is six miles south of Port Townsend. 360-385-2323, portofpt.com Forks Chamber of Commerce (Twilight tour center) 360-374-2531 forkswa.com

Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce 1192 E. Washington St., Sequim, WA 98382 360-683-6197, 800-737-8462 cityof sequim.com Olympic Peninsula Visitor Information Center 338 W. First St., Suite 104 Port Angeles, WA 98362 360-452-8552, 800-942-4042 visitolympicpeninsula.org Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center 121 Railroad Ave. Port Angeles, WA 98362 360-452-2363 portangeles.org The Leader Source for Washington State Ferries, Hood Canal Bridge, local traffic news and emergency information. 360-385-2900 ptleader.com The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader


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Naval Magazine Indian Island

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, A Local s Advice By Patrick J. Sullivan

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A getaway to Port Townsend and Jefferson County is good for people (and pets) of all ages. Photo by Patrick J. Sullivan

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Port Townsend is seen as a tourist town, and that is OK with this 22-year resident (and I married into a local pioneer family). We are all visitors, or tourists, when we are more than a few miles from our front door. When on a getaway, sometimes a person simply wants to do nothing except relax and look around. Other times, a getaway means getting fully immersed in the local scene. Either way, here is some advice and information to make your visit that much better. If you are in town, whether for an afternoon or a week, go to Fort Worden State Park. A drive-through is worthwhile, and even better is a beach walk or a walk/

hike/bicycle venture on Artillery Hill trails. As a volunteer at the park, I am biased, but exploring the former U.S. Army Coast Artillery emplacements is the best outdoor activity you can do with your kids (bring a flashlight). The absolute best thing someone who has never been around the ocean can do is visit the Port Townsend Marine Science Center along the beach at Fort Worden. Your

kids (and you) can dip your hands into touch tanks, see the skeleton of an orca whale and learn about our marine environment. Do make reservations to get your car on the state ferry to/from Whidbey Island, for an overnight accommodation on any summertime weekend (for Wooden Boat Festival, eight months in advance) and for a specific dinnertime at your absolute favorite restaurant. Plan ahead, and be happy. Do not trust Google Maps or MapQuest for absolute directions in our rural county. We have South Discovery and Discovery Road and Old Discovery Road, and they each stop and start. Fair warning. Likewise, cell phone signals can be sketchy in certain parts of town or the county. Yes, the bad economy has hit us, too, and there are more empty storefronts than in past years. Still, do arrive early so you can check out the unique shops and stores (and parks and beaches) before you check into your room or attend your concert. Do not worry about the deer, even when they are a few feet from a sidewalk or a street. Our City Deer (western Washington

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Port Townsend is Washington state’s Victorian seaport, with its pleasant mix of unique shops, restaurants, museums, historic homes and overnight accommodation choices. Photo by Patrick J. Sullivan

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❱❱ THINGS TO DO

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blacktails) know their way around. Also, do not be surprised to see a coyote (you will think it is a scruffy dog) around town. There are plenty of cougars roaming the rural areas, but that’s another story. We’re in the Olympic Peninsula rain shadow, with half the annual rainfall of Seattle, so it is often sunny here even when

❰❰ A cup of coffee and a warm, sunny spot are simple joys of any getaway. Photo by Allison Arthur 12 ❰❰ 2011 SPRING GETAWAY

Fort Worden State Park is a must-visit location, and it does include our area’s most popular swimming beach. Photo by Steve Patch

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drizzling there. Still, bring a rain jacket. And even on pleasant, sunny days, the wind can kick up in the evening, so when going for that late afternoon stroll, bring along your hoodie or light jacket. We have a paper mill (since 1928) and please do be aware of what the state Department of Ecology says is a nontoxic odor. Depending on the wind, sometimes it even gets whiffed downtown. Some call it the smell of money. Others just call it smelly. We are a maritime community. There are rowing classes, sailboat charters and educational programs for kids and adults. Do get on the water at the Northwest Maritime Center downtown and check out what the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in lower Port Hadlock has to offer. There are plenty of great places to eat (not just in Port Townsend; one of my favorites is the Olympic Timber House in Quilcene). Just do not count on getting a slice of grandma’s Italian wedding cake for dessert at Lanza’s Ristorante. The supply is always limited. First come, first served. Do not make the bed. When staying in one of our lovely motels, romantic getaways, Victorian hotels, beach cabins, etc., etc., do not make the bed. Before checkout, you could strip the bed and pile the bedding, and toss all the towels in the tub or shower. But please don’t make the bed – someone else only has to un-make it. Do get out and around Jefferson County, which is so much more than Port Townsend. Take the 37-mile drive south on U.S. Highway 101 along scenic Hood Canal to Quilcene and Brinnon (my favorite classic-car cruise). Drive the 21 miles from Port Townsend to Fort Flagler State Park on Marrowstone Island, which takes you through Port Hadlock. Do not be surprised at the quality of entertainment you find here, from Centrum concerts and workshops to comedy and live music, theater, dancing, etc. Pick up a copy of the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader newspaper and check out the Community Calendar for what is happening this week (see it also on ptleader.com).

For dog owners, do keep you pooch on a leash. Trust me, we love animals and wildlife here. But the city, Washington State Parks and Olympic National Park (with a few exceptions) all require dogs to be kept on a leash. The city has an official dog park next to Chetzemoka Park (see map on page 39). Do appreciate history, in the form of the Native American culture, the architecture, the wooden boats, the Army Coast Artillery forts and the aero museum at the airport; we even have an American art deco lighting museum (see page 74 for more details). OK, this may seem strange, but touch history in the form of tombstones and grave markers at Laurel Grove, Redmen’s and Fort Worden cemeteries. Questions? Go to the Visitor Information Center near the Port Townsend Safeway and ask. There are maps (including a historic homes tour map) and brochures. Do the same at the Olympic Gateway Visitor Center on your drive here from the Hood Canal Bridge, or the visitor centers in Quilcene and Brinnon. Finally, one last bit of advice. Delivery trucks park in the middle of Water Street, our downtown’s “main street.” Don’t park behind them and wait for the line to move; you could be there a long time. The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader


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❱❱ PLACES TO EAT

❰❰ Ethnic restaurants abound here. This is a bento special at Ichikawa Japanese Cuisine. Photos by James Robinson

Mmm, Mmm, Good The number-one question asked at the Port Townsend Visitor Center is no surprise: “Where is a good place to eat?” For the past 15 years, the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader has hosted a “Best Foods” contest. The competition is meant to offer locals and other regulars the chance to vote for their favorite eateries. Admittedly, it is an unscientific poll. But that’s the beauty of this city and county: From the corner cafés to the waterfront restaurants, from the mobile food carts at local festivals to our coffeehouses, this is a great place to eat, and any place you try has something great to offer. Here is a list of the winners of our 2010 contest. We’ll leave the rest up to your taste buds.

Best Healthy, Local, Organic: 1) The Food Co-op deli, 2) Owl Sprit Café, 3) Aldrich’s Market Best Baked Goods: 1) Pane d’Amore Bakery, 2) Sweet Laurette’s Café & Bistro 3) Courtyard Café Best Pasta: 1) Lanza’s Ristorante, 2) Fountain Café, 3) Silverwater Café Best Pizza: 1) Waterfront Pizza, 2) Ferino’s Pizzeria, Port Hadlock; 3) Lanza’s Ristorante Best New Restaurant: 1) Owl Sprit Café, 2) Water Street Creperie, 3) McClane’s Café Best Hamburger: 1) Bloomers Landing, Port Hadlock, 2) Sirens Pub, 3) The Public House Grill Best Coffee: 1) Mean Bean Coffee Co., 2) Undertown, 3) On Common Grounds

2010 LEADER BEST FOODS CONTEST Best Steak: 1) Ajax Café, Port Hadlock, 2) The Belmont, 3) T’s Restaurant Best Seafood: 1) Fins Coastal Cuisine, 2) Ajax Café, Port Hadlock, 3) Silverwater Café Best Asian: 1) Ichikawa Japanese Cuisine, 2) Khu Larb Thai, 3) 1-2-3 Thai Food Best Mexican: 1) Pedro’s Fiesta Jalisco, Port Hadlock; 2) El Sarape, 3) La Isla Best Service: 1) Mean Bean Coffee Co., 2) Bayview Restaurant, 3) Ichikawa Most Romantic: 1) Lanza’s Ristorante, 2) T’s Restaurant, 3) The Belmont

Best Breakfast: 1) Blue Moose Café, 2) Salal Café, 3) Spruce Goose Café Most Food for the Buck: 1) 1-2-3 Thai, 2) Chimacum Café, 3) Blue Moose Café Best Soup: 1) Aldrich’s Market, 2) Bayview Restaurant, 3) McClane’s Café Best Sandwiches: 1) Jordini’s, 2) Courtyard Café, 3) Bayview Restaurant Best Fish ’n’ Chips: 1) Sea J’s Café, 2) McClane’s Café, 3) Scampi & Halibut Seafood Grill, Port Hadlock Best Pie: 1) Chimacum Café, 2) Bayview Restaurant, 3) McClane’s Café Best Dessert: 1) Elevated Ice Cream Co., 2) Sweet Laurette’s Café & Bistro, 3) Chimacum Café Best Takeout: 1) 1-2-3 Thai Food, 2) Khu Larb Thai, 3) Bloomers Landing, Port Hadlock Best Happy Hour: 1) Sirens Pub, 2) Silverwater Café, 3) Port Townsend Brewing Co.

The Leader’s Menu Guide 2011

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❱❱ SUPPORT OUR FARMERS MARKETS

Farm Fresh Food By Allison Arthur

creamery founder. The Port Townsend market was recognized as the 2010 Farmers Market of the Year in the “large market” category by the Washington State Farmers Market Association. “We were recognized because we have one of the nicest blends of vendors in one of the nicest setting in the state,” said O’Donnell. “And people travel from all over the state to come to our market.” The Port Townsend market is next to a community center with a playground and plenty of space to sit and picnic. Look for book sales and craft sales as well. Downtown? Take the Haller Fountain stairs and the market is two blocks away. As for food, there’s really no such thing as junk food: Almost all the products are made with organic and local produce – and that even includes locally grown wheat. For a quick snack and sample of three local products all in one bite, check out

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FIND IT FRESH For fresh food direct from farmers, check out these farmers markets. Port Townsend Farmers Market runs Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April through October, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. November and December in Uptown. Chimacum Farmers’ Market is open Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 15 through Oct. 30 at the intersection of Rhody Drive (SR 19) and Center Road. Port Townsend Wednesday Market is on Wednesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. June 15 through the end of September. Port Ludlow Friday Market runs Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6 through September at the Village Center. Quilcene Market, just off Highway 101, is held Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., starting in June and running through the summer.

Farm-fresh food awaits for your Olympic Peninsula getaway picnic – blueberries from Finnriver Farm, beets from Dharma Ridge Farm, cabbage from Midori Farm, cider from Eaglemount Wine & Cider, cheese from Mt. Townsend Creamery and bread from Pane d’Amore. Local produce and products are sold at stores, from the farm and at farmers markets in Quilcene, Port Ludlow, Chimacum and primarily, Port Townsend. Or you visit the Port Townsend Farmers Market on Saturday or the Chimacum Farmers’ Market on Sunday and find them all there in one place. Connect with growers, pick up fresh veggies, fruits and flowers, and sample everything from paprika-infused fudge to authentic English marmalades. All while listening to local musicians. The Port Townsend Farmers Market, packed into one block of the Uptown Historic District, has the distinction of being “one of the top 10 culinary destinations on the Olympic Peninsula,” said market manager Will O’Donnell, a farmer and ❱❱ A bucket of U-pick blueberries – not every one will wait for ice cream. Photos by Allison Arthur 16 ❰❰ 2011 SPRING GETAWAY

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Farm: ❱ Continued from page 16

Bob’s Bagels and pick up “The Local.” It’s a bagel with Cape Cleare Fishery smoked salmon and Mt. Townsend Creamery’s fromage blanc. And yes, it’s true: Cape Cleare catches every fish, one at a time by hook and line. Frozen at sea, they are biked to the market. Yes, via bicycle. Cape Cleare is but one of 70 vendors at the Port Townsend market. There is everything from apples, zucchinis, coffee, chocolate, cheese, wine, cider, oysters, kombucha and pickles to bread and pastries, with even dog biscuits sharing the small space. “It’s one of the largest small-town markets in the nation,” boasted O’Donnell. It is a hot topic here: increase the amount of food grown and consumed locally to encourage healthy eating, secure small-farm profitability, and to enhance overall food security. Growers take you to the source in rural Jefferson County on Saturday, Sept. 18 with the annual Farm Tour, organized by Washington State University Cooperative Extension.

Above: Tomatoes homegrown in Jefferson County. Photo by Francine Rose Top right: The Quilcene Market has a mix of homegrown and homemade products. Photo by Patrick J. Sullivan Center: Asa Olson-Wailand, 7, weighs a leek for his father, Zach Wailand, at the Dharma Ridge Farms booth. Photo by Allison Arthur Bottom: Finnriver Farm in the Chimacum Valley is growing wheat. Photo by Allison Arthur

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❱❱ CULTURAL ADVENTURE

Music, Art, Plays By Kathie Meyer There’s something to do here every day, all year long, and the locals find it hard to pick one event over another – as do visitors. In the summer, Centrum (800-746-1982, centrum.org) rolls out the red carpet for music lovers and writers from all over the world. Since the 1970s, this nonprofit arts education organization, located in Fort Worden State Park, has hosted workshops and main-stage events that people talk about for the rest of their lives.

❰❰ “Shakespeare in the Park” never fails to dazzle at Chetzemoka Park every August. This year’s production is “Macbeth.” Photo by Kathie Meyer

This year, the Centrum season begins with a special performance by the Seattle Symphony on June 17. This is retiring maestro Gerard Schwarz’s last Olympic Peninsula appearance, and the program includes the premiere of a new work by Philip Glass, one of America’s most provocative composers. Next on Centrum’s schedule is Voice Works (June 27-July 3), followed by the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes (July 3-10), Port Townsend Writers’ Conference (July 17-24), Jazz Port Townsend (July 24-31), Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival (July 31-Aug. 7) and Dance This (Aug. 7-13). Live music takes place at other venues,

with the Upstage restaurant in downtown Port Townsend hosting the most variety. There is no more lovely a setting to listen to classical music than the Olympic Music Festival (olympicmusicfestival.org), located near the intersection of Center Road and State Route 104. So bring your picnic lunch on Saturdays or Sundays, June 25-Sept. 4, and spread out on the lawn. A different program is presented each weekend with an assortment of featured professional musicians who continually find new ways to present chamber music. Key City Public Theatre (keycitypublic theatre.org) brings live theater to Port Townsend’s picturesque Chetzemoka Park on the weekends from Aug. 5 through Aug. 21. This summer’s “Shakespeare in the Park” presents “double, double, toil and trouble” when this award-winning dramatic organization stages one of the Bard’s most dastardly tragedies, “Macbeth.” Other live productions are presented by the Paradise Theatre School in Chimacum and Port Townsend’s Chameleon Theater school for young actors. Watch for their productions. Visually, any one of the area’s many art galleries has something unique to offer, especially on the first Saturday of every month when Gallery Walk is held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Northwind Arts Center (northwind arts.org), Port Townsend’s nonprofit gallery, also hosts regular poetry readings and coordinates a free August studio tour. Here on the Quimper Peninsula, art lovers don’t wonder what to do; they wonder how to do it all. And that’s a quandary that has led many visitors to come back again and again. Winter, spring, summer or fall – any time you want to visit – find out what’s happening at the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader website, ptleader.com, under Events. Community Calendar & Arts Exhibits ptleader.com Port Townsend Virtual Art Museum porttownsendvirtualartmuseum.org

❰❰ Taj Mahal rolls into Port Townsend on Aug. 3 for Centrum’s Acoustic Blues Festival. Photo by Jay Blakesberg 20 ❰❰ 2011 SPRING GETAWAY

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❱❱ A MARITIME COMMUNITY

❰❰ Teenage sailors haul their craft onto the Compass Rose courtyard at the Northwest Maritime Center on the downtown waterfront. Photo by Patrick J. Sullivan

On the Water By Patrick J. Sullivan Boats have been around Port Townsend since long before there even was a Port Townsend. Pacific Northwest coastal tribes came and went in their canoes on what is now known as the Salish Sea, from here in Puget Sound north into Canadian waters. Today, you, too, can get on the water, as a visitor or a local. Launch a sea kayak, maneuver a rowing scull, or crew the type of sail/oar longboat Capt. Vancouver put ashore here in 1791. Lend a hand on a majestically fast schooner or go on a whale watch. The water is front and center at the Northwest Maritime Center (the big yellow and red buildings), also home to the Wooden Boat Foundation (360-385-3628). Maritime programs include charters, tours, classes, family boat-

building and a popular summer program for kids called “Messing About in Boats.” Stop by and watch boats come together in the NWMC shop. This is the second full summer the NWMC (also a rental venue for weddings, conferences and other events) has been in operation. The NWMC beachfront and decks are accessible to the public 24/7, and next door, the City of Port Townsend has rebuilt Pope Marine Park. On Wednesday and Friday evenings, local sailors in boats large and small race on Port Townsend Bay. The Port of Port Townsend (360-385-0656) offers moorage at Point Hudson Marina (next to the NWMC) and at the main Boat Haven. Not everyone gets around with sails. The Rat Island Rowing & Sculling Club

(ratislandrowing.citymax.com) is the center of the local universe when it comes to rowing craft. The 18th Rat Island Regatta is June 25. Locals know (and visitors learn the hard way) not to take their small craft around the Point Wilson Lighthouse into the Strait of Juan de Fuca unless they are ready for the rough currents the open water presents. For a casual row, stick to the city shoreline. Before a vessel sails, it must be built, and that’s why people attend the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock (360-3854948, nwboatschool.org). A separate entity from the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, the school is currently constructing a new classroom building. The school teaches the distinctive methods developed in the early 1900s by Puget Sound shipwrights and master boatbuilders. It conducts a full-time vocational study program with students from around the world, and also offers noncredit courses and workshops. Be prepared to see U.S. Navy warships and submarines along our shore. Across the bay, Naval Magazine Indian Island stores bombs, bullets and missiles. Last but not certainly not least, Port Townsend can be your base for whale watching. The Hanke family has operated on these waters since 1985 and presents a 98 percent success rate when it comes to spotting whales. Puget Sound Express (360-385-5288, pugetsoundexpress.com) is based at Point Hudson Marina with regular service to the San Juan Islands, plus special cruises. Northwest Maritime Center nwmaritime.org

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❰❰ The tall ships Lady Washington (left) and the Hawaiian Chieftain on Port Townsend Bay, along with a regatta of 5-5s. Photo by Patrick J. Sullivan 22 ❰❰ 2011 SPRING GETAWAY

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❱❱ WALK THROUGH THE BOATYARD

On the Hard By James Robinson

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From the public parking area, visitors can wander the boatyard, checking out boats on the hard and shipwrights, finishers and other craftspeople hard at work. Stroll along the newly completed A and B docks to view boats in the water. The port is a working shipyard and pedestrians should watch for truck traffic and the heavy haulout, which may be moving ships to and from the water. The heavy haulout is a massive blue apparatus with huge tires and canvas slings used for transporting boats. The port’s heavy lift is capable of hauling vessels up to 150 feet long with a maximum beam of 30 feet, 6 inches and a weight of up to 330 tons. A selling point from the business standpoint: A boat owner can have their craft hauled here, and can do the work themselves and/or hire any marine trades firm they choose.

Mobile boat hoists (this one handles 330 tons) are used to move boats in and out of the water. This is the historic schooner Adventuress going off the hard and into the water. Photo by James Robinson

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Visitors here have an opportunity every day to see historic vessels (on the hard and on the water) and watch a shipwright or other skilled craftsman at work. From foundries and forges to woodworking shops, commercial fishing boats and bluewater sailboats, find it all in Port Townsend. The Port of Port Townsend Boat Haven is home to more than 475 commercial and recreational vessels, and more than 60 marine trades businesses. It is home to a wealth of expertise in the design, construction, maintenance and restoration of all types of vessels – from kayaks to deep sea fishing vessels and sailboats worthy of a blue-water adventure. The shipyard also features restaurants, a brewery and fresh seafood vendors that all make for interesting stops on a stroll through some of Port Townsend’s richest maritime history. The best way to explore the Boat Haven is by foot, although visitors arriving by car will likely enter the shipyard through its main entrance on Haines Place, across from McDonald’s and Safeway on Sims Way. Once in the Boat Haven, visitors can follow Haines Place past the Port Townsend Brewing Co. and the Blue Moose Café to the public restrooms and parking area along the beach near the Larry Scott trailhead – just follow Haines Place toward the water. The Larry Scott trailhead provides pedestrians and bicyclists with miles of paved trail southward along Port Townsend Bay then west toward Cape George.

“We have the only open public boatyard on the West Coast,” said Jim Pivarnik, the port district’s deputy director, adding that the port commissioners have remained intent on keeping the docks and yard open and accessible. “It’s also an ever-changing yard,” Pivarnik said. “Last year, we had Winston Churchill’s yacht in the yard. It was pretty incredible. Always keep a look out for famous boats.” In addition to historic vessels and skilled craftspeople, the Boat Haven is home to a maritime language all its own. See page 28 for a glossary to help shipyard visitors talk the talk while on their shipyard tour. The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader


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Religious Organizations Baha’i Faith

“O Son of Spirit! With the joyful tidings of light I hail thee: rejoice! To the court of holiness I summon thee; abide therein that thou mayest live in peace for evermore.”-Baha’u’llah 1-800-22-UNITE • www.usbahai.org Children’s classes - 385-0157 Jr. Youth classes - 379-4936 Singing Devotions - 344-3333

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Evangelical Bible Church 2135 San Juan Ave., Port Townsend 360-385-2076 Pastor James Lyman 10am Sunday School 1pm Sunday Worship

First Baptist Church

Loving God & Loving Port Townsend. 1202 Lawrence St. (Uptown) 385-2752, pffirstbap@netscape.net Pastor Skip Cadorette A relaxed come-as-you-are, blend of contemporary and traditional music, prayer and honest Biblical teaching, nursery care provided. Sunday, 9:30am: Worship Sunday, 10:45am: Classes for kids and youth; sermon discussion and coffee hour for adults.

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Port Townsend

Church and Sunday School are at 275 Umatilla Ave., near Discovery and San Juan, 531-2719. Sunday services: 10 am Wednesday noon: Testimony Meetings Reading Room is downtown at 633 Water St., 379-1139. Open 11am3pm daily except Wed. and Sun.

New Life Church

First Presbyterian Church

We are a welcoming community, sharing the spirit of Christ. Loving generously, serving selflessly, living justly. 1111 Franklin Street, Port Townsend 385-2525 Website: www.fpcpt.org. Email: firstpres@cablespeed.com Pastor: Rev. Robert E. Slater, D. Min. Fall through Spring: 8:15am & 11am: Worship & Children’s Church, 9:30am: Adult Education, professional nursery care provided throughout the morning.

Grace Christian Center

Solid, Spirit-filled Bible teaching. “Loving Jesus and loving each other.” Meeting at 200 Olympic Place (Port Ludlow Conference Center) 821-9680 Kevin Hunter, ThD 821-9684 Pastor Sherri Barden, PhD 821-9684 Associate Pastor Karl Barden, ThD www.gracechristiancenter.us Sunday service: 10am Wednesdays, 6:30pm: Grace Gathering

Grace Lutheran Church

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1120 Walker St., Port Townsend 385-1595, www.GraceLutheran.us The Rev. Coe Hutchinson, Pastor Sundays, 9:15am: Christian Education for Children & the Adult Forum; 10:30am: Worship with Holy Communion Wednesdays, 10am: Bible Study on next week’s texts Fridays, 6:30am: Bible & Breakfast for Men at the Bayview Café For current schedules and information please call 385-1595 or check our website at www. GraceLutheran.us. Visitors welcome!

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A friendly, welcoming place that expresses Christ’s love. 1636 Hastings Ave., Port Townsend 385-7717, newlifept.org Bill Wolfe, Senior Pastor Sunday, 9am & 11am: Services with nursery and Children’s Church Mondays, 7pm: Recapture Support & Recovery Groups Wednesdays, 7pm : “Fusion” - Bible Teaching & “Kid’s Club” for Preschool through 5th grade Thursdays at 6:15pm - H.I.G.H. Youth Group - dinner, worship, teaching & fun! Home Fellowship Groups throughout the week. Annual Country Festival in August.

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San Juan Baptist Church

The Church on Discovery & home of the R.O.C.K. San Juan Baptist Church (SBC) is a warm, Bible-believing fellowship of folks who care about YOU! 385-2545 • www.sanjuanbaptist.org 1704 Discovery Rd., Port Townsend Dr. Conrad B. Dodd, Pastor Dave Knowles, Music & Youth Pastor Sundays, 11am: Worship Service (childcare provided); 9:45 am: Sunday School for all ages; 5pm: Read Thru the Bible Mondays: 7pm, Prayer Meeting Wednesdays, 7:00pm: Youth Group Plus home Bible studies & special events. All welcome.

Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church

In historic Port Townsend – worship with us in Washington’s oldest Episcopal church building in Connecting Christ and Community. continuous use. Dennis LaMance, Pastor www.stpaulspt.org 9534 Oak Bay Road, Port Ludlow Corner of Jefferson & Tyler, 385-0770 437-0145, email: plcc@olympus.net The Rev. Elizabeth A Bloch, Rector Sunday Worship: 8:45 & 10:30am Sunday, 8 & 10am: Holy Eucharist; (April-Sept.); 10:30am (Oct.-March); 10am Children’s Program (nursery Adult Education, 8:45am; Children’s available) Hour during 10:30am service Wednesday: Evening Prayer, 7:45pm; Wednesday, 10:30am: Holy Eucharist & Healing Service Thursday: Women’s Prayer, 9am; “We welcome everyone without Women’s Bible Study, 10am exception to God’s table.”

Quakers

Religious Society of Friends 385-7070 • www.quaker.org/porttownsend Meet at PT Community Center, corner of Lawrence and Tyler Sts. Sundays, 9:30am: Worship with singing; 10am: Silent worship

St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church

One of the oldest Catholic Churches in the Pacific Northwest 1335 Blaine St. (Corner of Harrison and Blaine) 385-3700, st.maryss@ qwestoffice.net Rev.John Topel, S.J. Pastor Saturday, 9am: Hispanic Mass; 5:30pm: Vigil Mass Sunday, 8:15am and 11am: Mass Monday, Thursday, Friday,12:05pm: Mass

Tuesday, 12:05pm: Communion Service Wednesday, 6:30pm: Mass Confession one half hour before mass. Children & adult religious education programs.

Tibetan Buddhist Center of Port Townsend, Dzogchen Dharma Chöling The Buddha’s teachings on how to End Suffering using Positive Awareness. Sundays, 1:30-3:30pm Wednesday Evenings 7-9pm: Q&A Visitors warmly welcome! 5612 Gise St. at the corner of 57th, North Beach, 385-1219, Dzogchen.Society.108@gmail.com www.dzogchensociety.org

Trinity United Methodist Church

We are a friendly, welcoming, caring congregation. 609 Taylor Street, Port Townsend www.trinityumcpt.org Rev. Wendell Ankeny: 385-0484 Sunday, 10am: Service, Gospel choir, child care available and handicap accessible

Unitarian Universalist

A Welcoming Congregation Quimper UU Fellowship 2333 San Juan Avenue, 379-0609 quuf@olympus.net, www.quuf.org Sunday Services: 9:15 & 11:15am

Unity

Spirituality with Open Hearts & Open Minds Rev. Pamela Douglas-Smith Sundays, 11am: Inspirational Service & Children’s Circle Meets at Masonic Hall (Jefferson/VanBuren) 385-6519 • www.unitypt.org

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❱❱ ON THE HARD

Boat yard talk Around here, it all starts with our marine trades industry. Here are some of the boatbuilding terms you may hear around the Port Townsend Boat Haven (boatyard, shipyard and moorage) or at the boat school in Port Hadlock. The following definitions are from Zach Simonson-Bond of the schooner Adventuress. • On the hard – A boat is taken from the water and placed on land in a cradle for repair, maintenance and/or restoration. This is called being “on the hard,” as opposed to “in dry dock.” Dry docks are narrow basins that are flooded to allow vessels in, then the water is pumped out. Boat Haven doesn’t have a dry dock. • Heavy haulout (aka Travelift) – This massive blue box on wheels is capable of hoisting a 300-ton vessel. Travelift is its brand name and it maneuvers boats out of the water and onto the hard. • Calking – Walking through the shipyard, you’ll hear the rat-tat-tat of calking mallets hitting calking irons. Calking is the process of “paying,” i.e., hammering material into the seams between planks to seal the ship. Often cotton is used first, then oakum. There are differences of opinion about how to pronounce the word. Some pronounce it “corking” and some “cocking.” A calker named Moose said, “It’s spelled C-A-L-K, not C-A-U-L-K. Caulk is what you put in a window.” • Frames/futtocks – If you liken a boat to an upside-down whale, then the keel would be its backbone and the frames would be its ribs. The frames run longitudinally from the keel to the deck. Planks are attached latitudinally from the bow to the stern on top of the frames. On larger craft, 26 ❰❰ 2011 SPRING GETAWAY

such as the 133-foot Adventuress, the frames are so massive that they cannot be steam-bent (for smaller frames, wood can be put into a box and steamed to make it more flexible). Instead, Adventuress has sawn frames, meaning many smaller pieces are bolted together to create a single frame. The smaller pieces are called futtocks.

varnishing, and interior and exterior painting. They prefer controlled environments such as covered areas and heated workspaces.

• Topmasts (topm’st) – Some sailing vessels, such as the schooners Adventuress, Alcyone and Zodiac, have topmasts. These are wooden spares attached at the top of a mast to increase the rig’s overall size. These masts allow Adventuress to fly additional sails aloft, called topsails (pronounced tops’ls).

• Through-holes – Actual holes in a vessel. These often are located underwater and cannot be seen until a boat is hauled out. Through-holes are controlled openings to allow seawater in to serve a number of functions, such as to cool the boat’s engine or generator, provide water for fire hoses or to use in marine toilets.

• Rig/rigging – The “rig” refers to the type of sailboat. A boat might be schooner rigged, cutter rigged or ship rigged. This simply refers to the configuration of the mast, or masts, type of sails and how many. The most common sailing rigs seen here are sloops, cutters, yawls, ketches and schooners, with the occasional catboat.

• Bungs/bunging – This is a traditional technique used by shipwrights to keep fasteners from degrading. When planks are “hung” onto a boat, the shipwrights first drill a pilot hole with a countersink drill bit. The counter-sink bores into the plank to allow the head of a fastener to be recessed inside the plank, rather than being flush with the hull. Once the plank is secured, the head of the fastener is then covered by a bung, a cylindrical piece of wood that is glued into the counter-sink hole. The bungs are then cut flush with the plank, and the whole ship is ready to be faired.

More literally, rigging refers to the ropes and wire cables that support the sails and masts. Wires leading forward are called “stays,” wires leading aft are called “back stays.” Wires that support the mast athwartships (side to side) are called the “shrouds.” Standing rigging includes the wire cables that “stand” or stay in place all the time. The stays, back stays, king stay, queen stay, triatic stay and shrouds are all part of the standing rigging. Running rigging includes the lines that can move. Halyards, the lines used to raise a sail, are considered running rigging. Sheets – lines that control the side-to-side movement of a sail – are also running rigging. • Shipwrights/finishers – Shipwrights are the ship builders. These are the folks replacing planks and frames, crafting with wood and traditional tools. Finishers are seen wearing white plastic suits with respirators and facemasks. As their name implies, they do the delicate finishing work such as

• Stem – The stem is a structural timber at the bow. It ties together the port and starboard planks, and is the piece that slices through the water as a boat sails.

• Boat sauce – A concoction of chemicals. Each boat shop tends to have its own sauce recipe, and even different sauces for different tasks. The sauce probably contains pine tar, turpentine, penetrol and boiled linseed oil. Often the sauce is used to keep wood from drying out or to prevent moisture from getting in. It’s used all over a boat. For example, the undersides of planks are sauced before they’re hung, because they wouldn’t be accessible for a long time. Wire rigging is sauced. Some folks use a sauce on their decks. On Adventuress, we call it “slush.”

Zach Simonson-Bond has served as a bosun’s mate and bosun during three seasons aboard the historic schooner Adventuress. The Adventuress is a gaff topsail, two-masted schooner built in 1913 in Maine. She currently serves as a floating classroom for Sound Experience, a Port Townsend–based environmental education and sail training program. Zach grew up in Coupeville on Whidbey Island and has spent much of his life exploring the San Juan Islands by boat. He currently lives in Port Townsend.

❰❰ Ships at Port Townsend’s Boat Haven undergo all kinds of work, from design/builds to historic restoration. Here, a shipwright scrapes the hull of Adventuress during its Centennial Restoration Project. Photo courtesy of Sound Experience The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader


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Hood Canal to the meadows around Sequim. Elk tend to stay in the lowlands in the winter and move to the high country in summer. Black bears on the Olympic Peninsula are strictly black – no brown varieties, as seen in other ranges. They usually stick to the forests, venturing into the meadows near the timberline in summer. About 300 mountain goats live in Olympic National Park. Be wary: A hiker died in 2010 Get away from the city and get closer to after being attacked and gored by an aggressive wildlife. ram near Hurricane Ridge, the only known fatal Just not too close. attack in the park’s history. Here on the Olympic Peninsula, you may Those mangy-looking dogs you may see encounter plenty of wild creatures, from on are actually coyotes. It is not uncommon to see the shoreline to the snowcapped ridges. coyotes within Port Townsend or in other backWhen it comes to hunting, fishing, shrimp- yards. They won’t bother you, but your small ing, crabbing and clam digging, don’t forget to dog could be at risk if left to roam alone. get your appropriate Washington Department A word to the wise – do not feed the racof Fish and Wildlife licenses. coons. They are not your friends, and once The first four-legged wild creatures you they get a taste of human food (or cat food) will probably encounter are black-tailed deer. they will keep coming back to demand more. Yes, sometimes their fur seems shaggy and in Raccoon feeding troughs also attract coyotes poor condition. and even cougars. Although you probably won’t see cougars Bird watching is a year-round attraction and bobcats, be advised they are around, in- here, thanks to our location on the migratory cluding in rural subdivisions and homesteads. flyway. (Please, do not disturb beach birds, There are no recent cases of humans here as they may be nesting.) The Port Townsend being attacked by cougars, but domestic live- Marine Science Center offers cruises to stock (including cows, goats and sheep) have Protection Island, a federal bird sanctuary been stalked and killed. In 2010, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel dispatched seven livestock-killing cougars in Jefferson County alone. The Roosevelt elk (males sometimes weigh 1,000 pounds) here are part of the nation’s largest unmanaged herd. The Dungeness/ Dosewallips herd ranges from Brinnon along

❰❰ Bald eagles, no longer considered an endangered species, are common in Port Townsend and around the Olympic Peninsula. This eagle has just been fishing. Photo by Steve Mullensky

that 85 bird species call home, along with sea lions and elephant seals. Along the beach, please stay away from seal pups. The mama seals often leave their pups (spotted skin) alone for up to 24 hours. Do not worry, and do not touch or move the pups. Orca whales are the largest mammals around. Puget Sound Express operates a passenger ferry out of Point Hudson with more than 30 years of whale watching expertise. Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife Licensing information wdfw.wa.gov

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❱❱ TOUR NORTH HOOD CANAL

Pearl of a Place A North Olympic Peninsula visit is not complete without a tour of North Hood Canal, taking in places such as Quilcene, Brinnon, Dosewallips State Park and Pleasant Harbor. Quilcene is the pearl of the Olympic Peninsula. Hood Canal oysters, clams, geoducks and other shellfish are famous worldwide; look for them on the Olympic Peninsula Culinary Loop. Shrimp season is especially busy at Herb Beck Marina, next to a public swimming beach.

❰❰ This natural pearl came from a Dabob Bay oyster, Hood Canal’s finest. Photo by Barney Burke

The Quilcene Historical Society Museum has a must-see collection from the pioneer days in the late 1800s when lumber was king. An antler show, parade, carnival and car burn-out demonstration are among the events at the Quilcene Community Fair Sept. 17-18. For a stunning panoramic view, gaze down on Puget Sound from 2,730-foot Mount Walker. The gravel road is narrow and not recommended for trailers, but is generally passable for cars – or take the two-mile hike. The Quilcene river system feeds salmon – visit the National Fish Hatchery along Highway 101 – and Port Townsend’s public water supply. The hatchery’s 100th birthday celebration is Aug. 20. Elwell P. Brinnon built the first homestead along the Duckabush River about six miles south of present-day Brinnon, a time when ferries served the canal. Rivers pouring from the Olympic Mountains may offer excellent fishing, but they’re too rugged for water sports. A herd of Roosevelt elk is part of the land-

scape in Brinnon. Plan ahead for your camping trip to grassy Dosewallips State Park, with river and saltwater access. Year around, the Whitney Gardens & Nursery is Brinnon’s 7-acre delight of color. See the Pacific Northwest’s best array of rhododendron hybrids and species, plus outdoor light displays during holiday seasons (with a million lights set up for Christmas). Fresh shrimp sell fast at the Brinnon ShrimpFest on Memorial Day weekend. Check out the food, entertainment and belt sander races. Hood Canal is the only natural fjord on America’s West Coast south of Alaska, and boaters must take tidal change into account. Pleasant Harbor Marina, just south of Brinnon, has a 285-slip deep-water facility offering transient and permanent moorage. Statesman Resorts plans a destination resort and golf course at Black Point and Pleasant Harbor. There is a nice public boat launch at Triton Cove, near the Jefferson County line. Be sure to access Olympic National Forest trails and scenic (gravel road) drives. Get more information at the Hood Canal District Ranger Station in Quilcene (360-765-2200), which also hosts a visitor center in cooperation with the North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce. So whether you make the effort to bike the highway, hike to the top of 6,280-foot Mount Townsend, or explore the bottom of Hood Canal with your shrimp pot or in your dive gear, have fun! Dosewallips State Park reservations Info: 360-796-4415 secure.camis.com/WA/ DosewallipsStatePark

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❰❰ Port Ludlow Golf Club has a championship-quality course.

Village by a Bay Consider Port Ludlow as a destination on your Olympic Peninsula getaway. With more than 200 days of sunshine a year, there are many reasons to get outside. For those looking for a moderate hike, a great option is the Timberton Trail Loop, located off Paradise Bay Road on Timberton Drive. The five-mile loop trail offers views of the Cascade Mountains from Mount Baker to Mount Rainier. Numbered rocks along the trail help orient hikers. Another interesting walk is the short Ludlow Falls Interpretive Trail; parking is available at Port Ludlow Village Center. North Bay offers the Rainier Loop Trail. The Port Ludlow Fly Fishing Club has improved Teal Lake Park, located in the woods south of town. The park’s fishing dock and picnic area are wheelchair-accessible. Birding is something people enjoy on purpose and by happenstance; look for the red-necked grebe, Pacific loon, surf scooter and our majestic osprey, bald eagles and great blue herons. The Resort at Port Ludlow is a hubbub of activity. The 37-unit Inn at Port Ludlow includes more than 3,000 square feet of meeting space for conferences, weddings and other events. It also features The Fireside Restaurant. Check with the 300-slip Port Ludlow Marina office for moorage space (vessels up to 200 feet in length), and watercraft, kayak

and bicycle rentals. Boat charters also are available. The championship-quality Port Ludlow Golf Course draws golfers for a pleasant day (or overnight) trip, and a challenging course with awesome views. It is open to the public. The town’s business center is known as Port Ludlow Village, the crossroads of the North Bay and South Bay residential communities. Locals and visitors alike love the Friday Farmers Market, which is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. seasonally at Port Ludlow

Village. Port Ludlow was founded in 1842 by explorer Charles Wilkes and named for naval officer Augustus C. Ludlow. The first lumber mill was built in 1852 and was acquired 27 years later by Andrew Jackson Pope and William C. Talbot. Ludlow was a mill town until 1935. Wooden sailing ships also were built here. The Hood Canal Floating Bridge opened in 1961, and that quick highway access allowed for community growth. Port Ludlow became a master planned resort community in 1968 and has appeared on many “best places to retire” lists. It is also a pleasant place to live while commuting to work on “the other side” and a destination that’s well worth a visit. Olympic Peninsula Gateway Visitor Center 93 Beaver Valley Road, Port Ludlow, 98365 360-437-0120 olympicpeninsula.org/destinations/ olympic-peninsula-gatewayvisitor-center

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❰❰ Racing at the Port Hadlock Mower Speedway. Photos by Nicholas Johnson

❱❱ TRI-AREA, MARROWSTONE

Bikes, Beaches, Mowers Almost any getaway to Jefferson County brings you through the crossroads known as the Tri-Area, made up of Port Hadlock, Irondale and Chimacum, with access to Marrowstone Island. Business, farming and manufacturing mix well with homes. You can gather shellfish, picnic and camp, go to U-pick farms and visit the corner farmers market. Chimacum is named for the Chimakum Tribe. The Chimacum Valley (and nearby Beaver Valley and Center Valley) were once home to many dairy farms. Farming is making a comeback in the form of organic and other growing operations. H.J. Carroll County Park is located along Highway 19 near Chimacum School. 34 ❰❰ 2011 SPRING GETAWAY

signs of the historic buildings remain, but you can check out the waterfront at Irondale Beach Park – bring your kayak to navigate Chimacum Creek. Port Hadlock was named after Samuel Hadlock, who established the lumber mill town in 1867. Today, Lower Hadlock is the waterfront site of the growing Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding campus. Guided tours are offered Monday and Friday at 10:30 a.m., or call 360-385-4948 to schedule a tour. Hadlock Days is the traditional community celebration. This is the fifth year that Hadlock The day-use facility has a BMX bike track, Days has hosted lawnmower races; about 100 horseshoe pits, a hard-surface basketball mowers are expected to participate July 9-10. court, a softball diamond, a playfield, rest(Call Lloyd Crouse at 206-817-8045 for more rooms, a walking path, picnic shelters and a information.) trail to Chimacum Creek. Highway 116 takes you across Portage Anderson Lake State Park and Gibbs Canal Bridge to Indian Island and Lake County Park are two Chimacum-area Marrowstone Island. Naval Magazine parks popular with mountain bike riders. At Indian Island is home to the U.S. Navy’s Anderson Lake, five of the six trail systems most strategic ordnance storage facility on are open to bikes. Partnering with Washington the West Coast – supply ships, warships State Parks and others, Lost in the Woods and submarines come and go from the area. Mountain Bike Races (lostinthewoods Marrowstone Island’s offerings include mtbrace.blogspot.com) sets up races open to Mystery Bay, Nordland and historic Fort riders of all skill levels: Race dates for 2011 Flagler State Park, a great location for campare July 17 at Gibbs Lake and Aug. 21 at ing, picnics, boating, biking and beach walks. Anderson Lake. In addition, Gibbs Lake is Yes, a sweep of the Tri-Area makes your usually a great freshwater swimming hole. getaway complete. Irondale was the site of an ore- and steelprocessing mill from the 1880s to 1912. Few Trail map of Anderson Lake State Park Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding 42 N. Water St., Port Hadlock, WA 98339 360-385-4948 nwboatschool.org

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❰❰ Please do not call Animal Control when you encounter a few deer within our city limits. It is OK; they know how to use the crosswalks. Photo by Patrick J. Sullivan

❱❱ HAVE YOU 'HERD' OF THIS?

Oh, My, Deer By Scott Wilson One of the features that most impresses visitors to Port Townsend are the four-legged residents who, on any given evening, are out in greater numbers than the two-legged kind. Visitors just can’t believe there are so many deer just wandering around, laissez faire. Neither can I. To add insult to injury, these deer seem to notice humans but are not particularly interested. They look your way briefly with those bulbous 36 ❰❰ 2011 SPRING GETAWAY

that things are pretty fine for them. They stroll around in complete security. There is ample food, much of it grown with great care and effort by ridiculous humans, such as, for example, my beans, beets and lettuce. There are plenty of sweet apples and pears. Deer eat 8-12 pounds of foliage per day. There are many comfortable places to sleep. Almost all the dogs are dutifully on a leash or going ballistic inside safely locked up houses. Cars slow down; humans are even afraid to honk. One day I chased a black-tailed buck from my yard, waving and yelling, and a couple walking eyes, yawn and get back to eating the buds off the by glared at me as if I were Attila the Hun. ornamental pear tree. The deer wink at one another and say, “Isn’t Many visitors are just charmed out of their this GREAT!” socks. “Isn’t that GREAT! You can almost touch Yet – isn’t this getting out of hand? them!” And some even try, and come pretty There must be 500 deer living in Port close. Townsend these days. That’s just a guess – Others, particularly those coming from maybe it’s more. At this point, deer families have hunting-oriented areas like eastern Washington raised their young here for generations. They or Shelton, are in mute disbelief. If deer were have been birthed in the backyard. They are wandering through their town, said one gent, more native than nine out of 10 Port Townsend there would be a scramble for rifles. It’s better humans. than home delivery from the grocery store: a Now, this spring, we see dozens, make winter’s worth of venison! it hundreds, of deer adolescents wandering Port Townsend is not the kind of place that around. These were cute little fawns a few would smile upon the sight of people racing months ago, herded by their watchful mothers. around with rifles chasing Bambi and her mother Now they are on the loose, breaking curfew, from yard to yard. The deer are protected by city learning a lot of bad habits from their weird ordinance that bans shooting or hunting. uncles. The deer don’t have to read the law to know So here we go again with the next generation of co-inhabitants. We’re not the only city with this problem, of course, but the solutions of other places may not get traction here. Some Montana towns allow bow hunting in designated areas. Some have game agents capture deer and relocate them, or euthanize them toward a donation to the local food bank. I’m not seeing any of that come through our City Council anytime soon. Instead, my idea is to monitor the visitors driving by, and whenever they say how cute the critters are, civic volunteers will push that particular critter into the back seat to be transported to its new home. ❰❰ Our Port Townsend herd has included a partial albino. Photo by Steve Mullensky The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader


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Park-and-Ride: Now that you’ve driven here, consider parking at the Haines Place Park-and-Ride just off the city’s main entrance. People with RVs and other large vehicles should park here and take a shuttle bus downtown. The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center is located here. It’s next to Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park, a bird-watching favorite.

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Point Hudson: Find your best publicbeach-walk access here, where Capt. George Vancouver came ashore in 1792. Native Americans camped here; Coast Guard trainees and soldiers were on duty here. Most of the area is now owned by the public port district. You can row, paddle or sail with Northwest Maritime Center/ Wooden Boat Foundation programs.

Theaters: Thespians are on stage at Key City Public Theatre, which has been active for more than 50 years and is now located downtown on Washington Street. Motion E. pictures play at the classic Rose Theatre, AV K also downtown (PT Film Festival center O each September), the historic Uptown CO Theatre in Uptown, and the vintage Wheel-In Motor Movie just south of town.

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Uptown National Historic District: Victorian ladies shopped and lived here to avoid the rough-and-tumble waterfront district. Today, seniors and kids share a community center. There are farmers markets on Saturdays and Wednesdays. From the theater to the market, you can shop, dine and enjoy Uptown businesses. Great for walking and biking!

Park-and-Ride: Now that you’ve driven here, consider parking at the Haines Place Park-and-Ride just off the city’s main entrance. People with RVs and other large vehicles should park here and take a shuttle bus downtown. The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center is located here. It’s next to Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park, a bird-watching favorite.

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Downtown National Historic District: Pioneers settled this narrow, sea-level spot in 1851. Ship captains from around the world came to this port. Now, you can find art galleries, antiques, unique shops and great restaurants. Enjoy pubs, hotels, coffee shops, beach access, public docks, offshore moorage, kayak and small-boat launches, and rental and ferry services.

Walk or pedal: Experience this pedestrianand bike-friendly community. Look for “public trail” signs. The self-guided Port Townsend Walking Map and a Quimper Peninsula Bicycle Map are available at City Hall, the visitor center and various businesses.

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Architecture: Fine craftsman-built examples of architecture, including Victorian and Greek Revival. Folks live and work in these homes and commercial and government buildings dating from the 1800s and early 1900s. See a selfguided Historic Site Tour Map on pages 66-67.

dogs chase birds. If you have a state license, drop your crab pot from a public dock. Saltwater swimming is OK. Just know that Port Townsend Bay has an average temperature of about 54 degrees F.

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Ride the Ferry By Patrick J. Sullivan This year marks a new era in ferry service in and out of Port Townsend: We have two boats assigned here for the first time since 2007. The first vehicle ferry put into operation between Port Townsend and Whidbey Island came in 1917. Washington State Ferries (WSF) took over the route in 1974. From 1983 to 2007 Port Townsend was served by Steel Electric class ferries (dating to 1928), which the state pulled from service late

in 2007. A combination of passenger-only ferries and the smaller MV Steilacoom II served the Port Townsend-Keystone route (the state changed the route’s name to Port Townsend-Coupeville in 2010, although the ferry still docks at Keystone Harbor on Whidbey Island). The 64-car MV Chetzemoka debuted in November 2010, the state’s first new ferry in 10 years. The Chetzemoka (named for a S’Klallam chief who befriended white settlers in Port Townsend in the late 1800s) is an entirely different ferry than any that served here before. This summer, the sister ship MV Salish is slated to debut, returning ferry service here to previous levels – at least for the summer months. Here is what you need to know about the new ferries: Get a reservation to guarantee your vehicle slot on board. It is free, and easy. Call 888-8087977 (in state) or 206-464-6400, or 511, from 7 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday-Friday and 7 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. You must speak to an operator to make a reservation. On your computer, do it all yourself at business.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/reservations. For Chetzemoka, 45 of the 64 slots may be reserved in advance. These new ferries have an intentional list, as much as 2.5 to 3 degrees. The list is all about weight distribution. Instead of an interior “tower” for stairwells, elevator, exhaust, etc. on each side of a ferry or one in the middle, this design has one tower and so it weighs down one side.

WSF crew and officials have said the list does not interfere with safety, vessel speed or docking ability. The intention is that vehicle weight rights the list for transit. But when it’s a full load of cars and SUVs only – and doesn’t include semi-trucks – or it’s a not a full load, the ferry list remains during crossing. The Chetzemoka and Salish load and unload using one lane, not two as at most other ferry terminals. Partly this is due to the vessel list, but also to the rubberized end of the terminal ramps. WSF has not and does not guarantee motorists that being early at the terminal, or having a reservation, means being first on or off the boat. These new ferries have narrower parking lanes (fold in your pickup or RV mirrors) than older state ferries, and some lanes have a height restriction. Because of this, smaller vehicles loaded first may be among the last off. These are the fleet’s first ferries to dedicate space for bicyclists. A mezzanine has “parking” for about 70 bikes, but it means pushing your bike up a ramp next to a 16-step staircase. Walk-on passengers do not need reservations; there is space for about 700. If you are visiting from the Whidbey Island side, park your car at Keystone and walk on the ferry to reach downtown Port Townsend. Be aware, this ferry route has the worst wind and tidal conditions in Washington state, plus the smallest harbor (Keystone). Cancellations and delays do happen. While the wind may be relatively calm at the Port Townsend terminal, it could be blowing 45 mph in Admiralty Inlet or at Keystone Harbor on Whidbey Island. When traveling other state ferry routes, arrive at least an hour before the ferry you hope to catch, and even that may not be enough on summer and holiday weekends. Washington State Ferries Home Page, Schedules Dial 511, follow prompts wsdot.wa.gov/ferries

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❰❰ The MV Chetzemoka sails along the Port Townsend waterfront. The Chetzemoka and her sister ship, Salish, have space for 64 cars and about 700 people. Photo by Nicholas Johnson 40 ❰❰ 2011 SPRING GETAWAY

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❰❰ Family reunions, weddings, business conferences and retreats: People meet at Fort Worden for many reasons. This is a Rhody Run scene.

In 1956, the federal government put the property up for auction. Port Townsend civic leaders intervened – Fort Worden had been a huge economic and social influence since it opened – and the governor got the sale halted. Instead, the Department of Public Institutions got involved and the Fort Worden Diagnostic and Treatment Center treated juvenile boys (and some girls) from 1958 to 1971. The property was transferred to the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission in 1972, and Fort Worden State Park and Conference Center was born. Special activities take place here year-round, indoors and outdoors. By Patrick J. Sullivan suit up for the underwater dive park. Centrum is a national pioneer in providing Fort Worden’s story is not just local – it is adult workshops led by acclaimed musicians and Fort Worden State Park needs to be at or near international, and that explains how this place artists, along with special children’s programs. the top of your list when visiting Port Townsend came to be. Copper Canyon Press has won every major and the Olympic Peninsula. Naval forces were the greatest threat to publishing award for poetry. With more than 1.2 million visitors each American shores when Fort Worden and her The Port Townsend Marine Science year, it is the second most visited state park in “sister” U.S. Army Coast Artillery forts were Center offers cutting-edge marine science, plus Washington, behind only Deception Pass on designed. The Coast Defenses of Puget Sound nearby Whidbey Island. were led by Fort Flagler (1897) on Marrowstone a natural history museum. Kids (and adults) love Fort Worden is a place to play, relax and Island, Fort Casey (1897) on Whidbey Island and the touch tanks. The educational focus includes Peninsula learn. Absorb and enjoy the natural history, Fort Worden (1898) on the Olympic Peninsula. College (a state institution), Goddard College marine science, music, dance, poetry, art, wood- This “triangle of fire” guarded Puget Sound’s and the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. working, higher education, military history and entrance. The historic Point Wilson Lighthouse (1913) so much more. Fort Worden’s guns never fired a shot in Pitch a tent or hook-up your RV. Enjoy 12 anger. Airplanes made the fortifications obsolete. is still federal property. Although decommismiles of walking/bicycling roads and trails (five Fort Worden, in 1953, became the last of the forts sioned in the 1980s, tours are available through the local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. miles are ADA accessible). Launch a boat (kayak to close (learn more at the Puget Sound Coast Now, the property is transitioning into a rentals available in season), walk the beaches or Artillery Museum). lifelong learning center. Washington state’s budget crisis in 2011 promises more changes (which could include a vehicle parking fee), and a shift in how the overall facility is managed and operated. Port Townsend loves Fort Worden so much that volunteer hours are worth an estimated $300,000 annually. Take a visit, and you, too, may fall in love. Fort Worden State Park 200 Battery Way Port Townsend, WA 98368 360-344-4400 parks.wa.gov/fortworden

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❰❰ The 15th Sequim Lavender Festival is July 1517, 2011, and includes the new Sequim Lavender Faire. Photo by Nicholas Johnson

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Any of our North Olympic Peninsula cities, towns and communities could be a day-trip option or an overnight destination. This is your chance to explore. Consult the map on page 6 for highway mileage. U.S. Highway 101 connects Jefferson County with Clallam County, and the first community along the way is Blyn at the head of Sequim Bay. In 1874, tribal members purchased land here and named it Jamestown Beach, rather than relocate to a reservation on non-traditional land. Chief Chetzemoka, for whom a Washington State Ferry serving Port Townsend was launched in 2010, was a tribal leader from pioneer days. The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe 44 ❰❰ 2011 SPRING GETAWAY

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campus includes the Northwest Native Expressions Art Gallery, along with a longhouse and Seven Cedars Casino – plus Cedars at Dungeness golf course in Sequim. (Your other primary peninsula casino option: The Lower Elwha S’Klallam Tribe operates the Elwha River Casino 15 miles west of Port Angeles.) The Dungeness Valley city of Sequim (pronounced “Skwim”) basks in the rain shadow of the 7,000-foot Olympic Mountains. The pleasant year-round weather is great for golf, fishing and other outdoor activities. Watch for the herd of Roosevelt elk. Sequim has become the center of all things lavender. There are six year-round lavender farms and a few more open for the Sequim Lavender Festival

and the new Sequim Lavender Faire, plus Lavender in the Park, July 15-17 – the peninsula’s single largest tourist traffic event. Yes, John Wayne Marina is named after the late movie star (and avid fisherman) John Wayne and built on land his family donated in 1975. It’s one point of access to some of the best salmon and halibut fishing you can find. People who have lived in Sequim all their lives say they entertain guests from afar or even near by taking them to the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, the Olympic Game Farm (feed the critters from out your car window), and the five-mile lighthouse beach walk at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. Walk or bicycle on the Olympic Discovery Trail (connecting Port Angeles, Sequim and Blyn). Along Highway 101, Port Angeles is a gateway city – to the mountains and Olympic National Park, to the Pacific Coast and to Canada via Black Ball Ferry Line. President Lincoln approved Port Angeles as a town site in 1862. It’s a waterfront city, and oceangoing commercial cargo vessels stop here to pick up a pilot before proceeding to Seattle, Tacoma, etc. There is a great mix of businesses and shops. Port Angeles has a history as a lumber

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❱❱ AT THE BORDER

Canada is Nearby The garden city of Victoria, B.C., Canada, is a year-round tourism destination for leisure travel, outdoor adventure or romantic getaways – and it is only 90 minutes from the Port Angeles waterfront. In 2011, Black Ball Ferry Line’s classic MV Coho is celebrating its 51st year of carrying vehicles and walk-on passengers on the 90-minute crossing between Washington state and Vancouver Island, Canada. The reliable ship handles the Strait of Juan de Fuca in any kind of weather, and has a duty-free shop aboard. Reservations and other information: 360-457-4491 and cohoferry.com. The Coho is the only scheduled ferry between Port Angeles and Victoria.

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and paper mill town, and has the art, music and higher education found in more urban cities. Fairchild International Airport has commuter connections to Seattle and other points. People come from around the world to experience Olympic National Park, 1,400 square miles of exquisite mountains, rain forests, river valleys and wilderness coast. President Theodore Roosevelt designated this area the Olympic National Monument in 1909; it became a national park in 1938. Day hikes of varying length and difficulty are found throughout the park. Some are universally accessible, while others are more challenging. The park requires an entrance fee and various rules apply. Mount Olympus, about 20 miles southwest of Forks, receives more than 200 inches of precipitation each year and most of that falls as snow. At 7,980 feet, Mount Olympus is the park’s highest peak and has the third-largest glacial system in the contiguous U.S. A 17-mile climb from sea level to ski level, Hurricane Ridge offers the peninsula’s only public winter playground. Ridge-top trails descend to subalpine lakes and valleys. It is a winding road, but on a clear day, the view is fantastic. Olympic National Park is so much more than the ridge: pick a picnic place, day hike, beach walk, fishing adventure or overnight camping trip. The Hoh Rain Forest is about a two-hour drive from Port Angeles. Lake Crescent is just 20 miles west of Port Angeles. Marymere Falls, East Beach and Devil’s Punchbowl are all nearby, and then it is on to the West End. Definitely, you will need more than a day to explore Clallam County. Y’all come back now, ya hear?

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❱❱ EXPERIENCE ‘TWILIGHT’

❰❰ “Twilight” fans who recognize the red pickups Bella Swan would have driven quickly spot the Forks Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center.

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There is a lot to see on the Olympic Peninsula. Day-trip options include the milelong crescent beach (surfers love it) known as First Beach near the Quileute Indian village of La Push. Visitors, take note: It does rain a lot – 100 inches or more a year. Still, our fans from Tennessee are unfazed. “We wished it would rain,” Chelsea says on their sunny-day visit, because rain is part of the “Twilight” story. Even without rain, the trio of visitors highly recommend a visit. Brittany says, “It really puts you in the fantasy, where you wish you could live.”

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Forks Chamber of Commerce (Twilight tour center) 360-374-2531 forkswa.com

People from around the world come to Forks for the natural beauty and “Twilight” connections. Here are Tennessee college students (from left) Brittany McCoin, Chelsea Paul and Blair Hill, along with Rianilee Belles of Dazzled by Twilight and Marcia Bingham, Forks Chamber of Commerce director. Photos by Patrick J. Sullivan

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None of the movies were actually filmed in Forks, but fans find exactly what they are looking for thanks to tour guides. “We dig deeper into the books and stay true to the words,” says Dazzled by Twilight tour guide Rianilee Belles. “This is where they went to school. This is the Thriftway where Bella Swan shopped. This is the Forks Coffee House” Check out the Forks Visitor Center (360374-2531) for everything you need in terms of By Patrick J. Sullivan maps, tours, Forks Spartans T-shirts and other Team Edward or Team Jacob items. Brittany, Chelsea and Blair are college Stephenie Meyer Day is celebrated this students in Tennessee with a multiple choice of spring-break destinations, including Florida year on the weekend of Sept. 10-11, just before Bella’s birthday of Sept. 13. or Mexico. Bingham says “Twilight” fans are between They came to Forks, as thousands of the ages of 15 and 82, and most are women. “Twilight” book and movie fans have done That is why a “Things for dad to do” list is and continue to do. available. That includes the Forks Timber “Our friends who aren’t fans think we’re Museum (360-374-9663) next to the visitor really weird” Brittany says of their decision to travel across the country to Forks. “But we center. Other options include the Sol Duc Fish Hatchery (11 miles east) and the Hoh don’t care. This has been fantastic.” Forks (57 miles from Port Angeles and 100 Rain Forest (12 miles west). miles from Port Townsend) was settled in the 1880s and so named because it is located near the forks of three rivers: Calawah, Bogachiel and Sol Duc. These days, Forks is all about “Twilight.” This forested, misty seacoast area is the backdrop author Stephenie Meyer chose for her romance novel about teenage vampires and werewolves. It was published in 2005 and has been followed by three more best-sellers, which have been made into motion pictures. The final two Hollywood movies are due to be released Nov. 18, 2011 and Nov. 20, 2012. “I expect a busy summer,” says Marcia Bingham, Forks Chamber of Commerce director. “Next year [2012] may even be the best.”

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❱❱ OCEAN BEACHES, RAIN FOREST

most tip of the contiguous United States unless you take the three-quarter-mile Cape Flattery trail that leads to four lookout points. There, you’ll see Tatoosh Island a half mile away By Kathie Meyer from shore. Olympic National Park is a great place Of all four extreme tips of the contiguous to pitch a tent and out here is the place to go United States, there is none more beautiful, for some of the world’s best beach camping. wild and preserved than ours. Take your pick from Cape Alava or Sand Point, Officially, the “West End” starts once you two overnight hikes (or one long loop) found at leave Port Angeles along Highway 101, or use the end of the Hoko-Ozette Road; the several the twisty coastline road of State Route 112 that connects the communities of Clallam Bay, beaches found by following State Route 110 off of Highway 101; or continue along Hwy. 101 to Sekiu and Neah Bay. Lighthouse enthusiasts Ruby Beach. enjoy Clallam Bay’s Slip Point Lighthouse Olympic National Park protects 73 miles and Sekiu is a great destination for kayakers, divers and anglers. At the highway’s end is the of wild Pacific coast. Pets are not allowed on trail to Shi Shi Beach and the famous Point of park beaches or trails, except for the following areas: Rialto Beach one-half mile north to Arches. Ellen Creek, all Kalaloch beaches (from Ruby Neah Bay is located within the Makah Beach south to South Beach) and Peabody Indian Reservation, the peninsula’s largest. Creek Trail. Guided salmon- or bottom-fishing excursions At Rialto Beach, rugged sea stacks soar and raft and kayak trips also leave from here. above pounding surf at high tide. At low tide, There are lots of trails for day hiking, but you can’t say you have been to the northwestern beach walkers can peek into tidepools to see tiny fish, scurrying crabs, creeping urchins and sea stars amid a crusty collection of clams, mussels and other sea life. Our peninsula’s rugged river valleys are home to the world’s largest temperate rain forest, with a towering canopy of giant cedar, spruce, hemlock and fir trees above a lush carpet of moss and ferns. Rainfall of as much as 14 feet a year keeps this magnificent garden

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Check weather reports and the tides for the most pleasant and picturesque experience on your beach visit to Olympic Peninsula, including Ozette. Photo by Kathie Meyer

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well watered. The Hoh Rain Forest is about a two-hour drive from Port Angeles. The Hoh, Sol Duc and Queets are powerful rivers carrying native steelhead and salmon. Some river sections can be waded by cautious anglers; otherwise drift boats with experienced oarsmen are required. Fishing gear of choice: two-handed spay rods, sinking lines and shooting tips. It’s impossible to list everything to see and do on this fair and wild peninsula, so keep an eye out for other adventures and by all means, talk to the local residents for insider tips. Paradise awaits you. Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center 31 miles south of Forks 360-374-6925 rainforestcountry.com

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❱❱ WET YOUR WHISTLE

Beer, Wine, Cider By James Robinson

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cases of wine per year. Sorensen Cellars makes a cabernet sauvignon, sangiovese, Malbec and a red blend called Townsend Bay Point Wilson Red. The winery is easily accessed off the highway just outside the city limits. FairWinds Winery produces aligoté, lemberger, gewürtztraminer, cabernet sauvignon, a cabernet-merlot blend and blush wines, as well as port and mead. Two retired Coast Guard couples started the winery in 1993 and opened the tasting room in 1996. Their aim is to produce wines made from the lesser-known Washington state varietals, along with more mainstream selections. Eaglemount offers five reds: Eaglemount

FairWinds Winery is the oldest of the current wineries in Port Townsend, with a tasting room that is included on a winery tour. Photo by Nicholas Johnson

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From beer to wine to hard cider, Port Townsend visitors wishing to wet their whistles have a number of fine, locally crafted options available, with some proprietors serving right downtown and others within 25 minutes of downtown. For beer connoisseurs, Port Townsend Brewing Company’s tasting room is located along the main highway across from Safeway in the Port Townsend Boat Haven shipyard. The tasting room offers a number of beers on tap, bottled beers to take away and live music three times a week during the summer. In addition to providing a home for the Port Townsend Brewing Company, the city is also home to the Strange BrewFest – an annual beer festival held in January that draws brewers and beer enthusiasts from around the Pacific Northwest. In 2011, the event found a new home at the Marvin G. Shields American Legion hall on Water and Monroe streets in downtown Port Townsend. For wine enthusiasts, the Port Townsend area offers three wineries with tasting rooms open to the public: FairWinds Winery, about two miles west of downtown; Sorensen Cellars, just outside the city limits off State Route 20; and Eaglemount Wine & Cider in Chimacum Valley. Established in 1998, Sorensen Cellars is a family winery that produces about 1,500

Red, a blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and syrah; a merlot; Raptor, a blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc; Osprey, a blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc; and a shiraz. In addition, it makes a riesling and a rosé. For visitors with a taste for hard cider, a sense of adventure and a bit more time, three family-owned cideries – Finnriver ❱ See TOUR on page 54 The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader


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Upcoming Events Not to Miss! .34th Annual Rhody Arts & Crafts Fair, May 14 & 15, 10am - 5pm Downtown .20th Annual Uptown Arts & Crafts Fair, August 20, 10am - 5pm .38th Annual Crafts by the Dock (during Wooden Boat Festival), September 10 & 11, 10am - 6pm Downtown .20th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair, November 25 & 26, 10am - 5pm, Port Townsend Community Center

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❰❰ There are 900 apple trees in Alpenfire Cider’s orchard, one of the stops along the wine and cider loop outside Port Townsend. Photo by Steve Mullensky

certified organic, and a barrel-aged vinegar. Alpenfire Cider’s choices range from Spark Bittersweet to Organic Pirate’s Plank “Bone Dry” Cider, Organic Ember Semi-Sweet Cider and Organic Apfelwein, made in the German tradition.

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Calendar of Events ONGOING EVENTS Chimacum Farmers’ Market • 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sundays, May 16 through October at the Chimacum corner, across from the Chevron where Highway 19 meets Chimacum and Center roads, part of the Jefferson County Farmers Market, 360-379-9098, jeffersoncountyfarmersmarket.org. Etchells Race • Noon on Thursdays, April-Oct. 13. Sponsored by the Port Ludlow Yacht Club, ptsail.org. Free Friday Concerts • Presented at noon on the patio at Fort Worden State Park Commons in the summer season through midAugust. Sponsored by Centrum, centrum.org.

Living History Walking Tours • Offered weekends in downtown and the Uptown District of Port Townsend, June-September. Call to arrange group tours. Sponsored by Jefferson County Historical Society, 360-385-1003, jchsmuseum.org. Maritime Skills Workshops • Conducted year-round at Port Hadlock Heritage Campus of Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, 360-385-4948, nwboatschool.org. 28th Olympic Music Festival • June 25-Sept. 4, Saturdays and Sundays at a dairy barn near Quilcene, 360-732-4800, olympicmusicfestival.org. PT Barcott Series • Each Wednesday, April 13-Sept. 7, on Port Townsend Bay. Sponsored by Port Townsend Sailing Association, ptsail.org. Port Townsend Farmers Market • Uptown on Saturdays, April 2 through mid-December at Tyler and Lawrence, and on Wednesdays from mid-June through September at Polk and Lawrence, 360-3799098, info@jcfm, jeffersoncounty farmersmarket.org.

Friday Market in Port Ludlow Village Center • Each Friday, May through September, 360-437-0882, portludlowtoday.com.

Port Townsend Marine Science Center • Adult and youth marine science activities throughout the year in the Natural History Exhibit, the Marine Exhibit and on the beach at Fort Worden State Park, 360385-5582, ptmsc.org.

Gallery Walk • Galleries and other art venues in Port Townsend stay open in the evening on the first Saturday of each month. Many hold opening receptions for artists and offer light refreshments.

PT Shorts • Dramatic short readings by local actors presented on the first Saturday of each month at Pope Marine Building in Port Townsend. Sponsored by Port Townsend Arts Commission

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and produced by Key City Public Theatre, 360-385-7396, keycitypublictheatre.org. Protection Island cruises • Spring migration, summer puffin sightings and specialty cruises aboard Glacier Spirit and one on the schooner Adventuress. Sponsored by Port Townsend Marine Science Center, 360-3855582, 800-566-3932, ptmsc.org. Rothschild House and Commanding Officer’s Quarters • Open May through September through the Jefferson County Historical Society, 360-385-1003, jchsmuseum.org. Rowing and sailing programs • Year-round for adults and youths. Sponsored by Wooden Boat Foundation, 360-385-3628, woodenboat.org. Woodcraft Workshops • Adult and youth classes in traditional woodcraft conducted year-round at Port Townsend School of Woodworking in Fort Worden State Park; 360-344-4455, ptwoodschool.com.

APRIL 2011 April-May • Spring White Cap Series & Wooden Boat Series No. 1 on Port Townsend Bay. Sponsored by Port Townsend Sailing Association, ptsail.org. April 21-May 15 • “The Soup Is Served (La Zuffa è Servita)” loosely adapted by Germano

Salmon fishing (in rivers, lakes and saltwater) is great year-round. It is the catching that comes and goes. This is an 18.05-pound derby fish. Photo by Nicholas Johnson

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Following are just some of the events taking place in Jefferson County. For more information, read the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader (ptleader.com) – particularly for details about local classes, seminars and programs that supplement the events and festivals listed here. (All events are subject to change.)

Rubbi from Carlo Goldoni’s “The Antique Dealer’s Family.” Call or visit website for specific dates, produced by Key City Public Theatre, 360-385-7396, keycitypublictheatre.org. April 23 • 11th JeffCo EXPO, sponsored by Jefferson County Fair Association, offers 4x4 mud drags, car show, arm-wrestling tournament, horse show, plant sale, arts and crafts show, Easter egg hunt and more, 360-385-1013, jeffcofairgrounds.com. April 23 • Port Townsend Community Orchestra Spring Concert at Chimacum High School auditorium; porttownsend orchestra.org. April 23-24 • Quilcene Heritage Days, a family festival, celebrates the history of the area, in 2011 coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Quilcene School. April 26 • Passover Concert given by Judith-Kate Friedman at Key City Playhouse. Sponsored by Key City Public Theatre. April 29 • Downtown Open Space Tour, tour potential properties for lease or sale in downtown Port Townsend, Port Townsend Main Street Program, 360-385-7911, ptmainstreet.org. ❱ Events continue on page 58 The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader


Voluntary Eelgrass Protection Zone WELCOME BOATERS! Historic buildings are just one precious resource in our seaport town—below the waters of Port Townsend Bay are acres of eelgrass beds. Eelgrass reduces shoreline erosion and provides critical habitat for salmon, crab and more. It’s a risky place to anchor—loose sediments provide poor anchor holding and the fragile plants are easily damaged and uprooted. The Voluntary Eelgrass Protection Zone is identified by seasonal marker buoys most of the year, but when buoys are not in place, please anchor seaward of Port Townsends’s many docks and wharfs. Anchor Out for Safety & Salmon! Shoreline Features 1. Point Hudson Marina 2. NW Maritime Center Dock 3. City Dock 4. Quincy Street Dock/ Old Ferry Terminal 5. Union Wharf 6. Swains/PT Plaza 7. WA State Ferry Terminal - avoid 500’ security zone 8. Indian Point

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❱ Continued from page 56 April 29-30 • “The Milosevics,” produced by the Paradise Theatre School, 360-643-3493, theparadisetheatreschool.org. April 30 • 14th AAUW Kitchen Tour. Self-guided tour sponsored by AAUW and UWF. Proceeds support local scholarships and community education projects, 360-385-2224, aauwpt.org/kitchen_tour.htm.

MAY 2011 May 1 • Founders’ Day Celebration and Historic Preservation Awards, Jefferson County Historical Society, 360-3851003, jchsmuseum.org. May 1 • 19th Rhody Bike Tour, metric and half-metric century. Sponsored by Port Townsend Bicycle Association, ptbikes.org. May 1-6 • 19th Centrum Water World, a Young Artists Project for grades 5-6 at Fort Worden State Park. Sponsored by Centrum, centrum.org. May 1-31 • Art Wave – Children’s Art in the Stores, exhibit of artwork created by students in grades K-12. Sponsored by PT Artscape/Port Townsend Community Consortium and Port Townsend Main Street Program, 360-385-7911, ptmainstreet.org. TBA • The Chair Affair, auction to benefit K-12 arts education, part of Art Wave (see May 1-31 entry). Sponsored by PT Artscape/Port Townsend Community Consortium and Port Townsend Main Street Program, info@ptartscape.com, 360385-7911, ptmainstreet.org. May 6 • First Friday Lecture, sponsored by Jefferson County Historical Society, presents Mary Lou Sanelli, author and columnist, 7 p.m. Port Townsend City Hall, 360-385-1003, jchsmuseum.org. May 6-21 • “Batboy,” a play produced by Port Townsend High School, runs weekends, finishing up during Rhododendron Festival. Information: 360-379-4520. 58 ❰❰ 2011 SPRING GETAWAY

May 7 • PT Shorts, “An Evening with the Food Co-op: Healing the Planet Through Farming,” 7:30 p.m. at Pope Marine Park Building, Port Townsend. Sponsored by the PT Arts Commission and Key City Public Theatre, keycitypublictheatre.org. May 7-8 • PT Spring 505 Regatta, Fort Worden State Park, ptsail.org. May 7-8 • JeffCo HomeShow at Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Port Townsend. Sponsored by Jefferson County Home Builders Association, 360-385-1087, jeffcohomeshow.com. May 14-15 • 33rd Rhododendron Arts & Crafts Fair in downtown Port Townsend. Sponsored by Port Townsend Arts Guild, 360-3793813, ptartsguild@yahoo.com. May 16-21 • 76th Rhododendron Festival, with events, festivities, parades, carnival. Sponsored by Rhododendron Festival Association, rhodyfestival.org.

May 30 • Port Townsend Summer Band season-opener concert, 11:30 a.m. American Legion Hall, Port Townsend, ptsummerband.org.

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May 7 • Opening Day on Port Townsend Bay, sail-by celebration of boating season and unveiling of new public artwork at the Northwest Maritime Center. Hosted by Port Townsend Yacht Club and Wooden Boat Foundation, 360-3853628, woodenboat.org.

May 21 • Rhody Festival Grand Parade, Uptown and downtown Port Townsend, rhodyfestival.org. May 21 • Leo Kottke concert at Fort Worden State Park, sponsored by UpWest Arts and Centrum, 800746-1982 or centrum.org. May 22 • Rhody Run XXXIII, 12K race beginning and ending at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend. Sponsored by Port Townsend Marathon Association, 877-4639786, 379-3595, rhodyrun.com. May 21-22 • Rhody Festival Flower Show at Fort Worden State Park chapel. Sponsored by Rhododendron Society. May 28 • Quilcene-Brinnon Garden Club Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Quilcene Community Center. Call 796-0239 or 796-4729. May 28-29 • 15th Brinnon ShrimpFest seafood festival includes food booths, belt sander races, exhibits, live music and children’s activities. Sponsored by Emerald Towns Alliance, 360796-0550, emeraldtowns.org/ shrimpfest. May 28-29 • Olympic Art Festival at Olympic Art Gallery in Quilcene, 360-765-0200, olympicart gallery.com. May 29 • Marrowstone Island Tractor Days. Inquire at the Nordland Store.

❰❰ The Chimacum High School Cowboys Marching Band is part of the annual Rhododendron Festival Grand Parade. Photo by Patrick J. Sullivan

May 31-June 3 • 10th Blue Heron Tales, Texts & Theater, a Young Artists Project sponsored by Centrum, centrum.org/youth.

JUNE 2011 June 2 • PT Shorts, readings of literary works in conjunction with monthly Gallery Walk. Sponsored by the PT Arts Commission and Key City Public Theatre, keycitypublic theatre.org. June 3 • First Friday Lecture, sponsored by the Jefferson County Historical Society, presents Bruce Brown, author of Mountain in the Clouds: A Search for the Wild Salmon, 360-385-1003, jchsmuseum.org. June 4 • 28th Classic Mariners’ Regatta sponsored by Wooden Boat Foundation, 360-386-3628, woodenboat.org/regattas. June 5 • Fifth Fort2Fort Bicycle Ride, a supported tour of 17, 45 or 62 miles starting and ending at Fort Worden State Park. Sponsored by Friends of Fort Worden, fort2fortride.org. TBA • Port Townsend Wednesday Farmers Market opens in mid-June in Uptown Port Townsend. Continues each Wednesday through September at Polk and Lawrence streets, 360379-9098, jeffersoncountyfarmers market.org. June 10 • 121st Port Townsend High School commencement, ptsd.wednet.edu. June 10-July 29 • Summer Cat’s Paw Race Series, 6 p.m. on Fridays. Sponsored by Port Townsend Sailing Association, ptsail.org. June 11 • 92nd Chimacum High School commencement, csd49.org. June 11 • 100th Quilcene High School commencement, quilcene.wednet.edu. June 11 • Sixth Peninsula Model Show & Contest at Fort Worden State Park. Sponsored by North Olympic Peninsula Modelers Society, nopms.net. ❱ Events continue on page 60 The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader


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TBA • Voice Works performances at McCurdy Pavilion. Sponsored by Centrum, 360-385-3102, centrum.org.

June 16 • Taste of Port Townsend, sponsored by Port Townsend Main Street Program, ptmainstreet.org. June 17 • Seattle Symphony, under the baton of music director Gerard Schwarz, performs at McCurdy Pavilion, Fort Worden. Call 800-746-1982 or visit centrum.org for tickets and information. June 17-19 • Fifth Military Vehicle Collectors’ Show, Fort Worden. June 18 • Secret Garden Tour, this year on the Toandos Peninsula. Sponsored by Jefferson County Master Gardeners, 360-765-4224, mg.jefferson.wsu.edu. June 18 • Eighth Rakers Car Show & Cacklefest at Memorial Athletic Field in Port Townsend. Sponsored by Rakers Car Club, rakerscarclub.com. June 21, 23 • “The Garden of Monsters” by Mara Lathrop, preview performances, produced by Key City Public Theatre. Call or visit website for specific dates, 360-385-7396, keycitypublic theatre.org.

July 2 • PT Shorts, sponsored by Key City Public Theatre, 360-3857396, keycitypublictheatre.org. July 3-10 • 35th Festival of American Fiddle Tunes Workshop at Fort Worden State Park. Sponsored by Centrum, centrum.org/fiddle.

Parents and their children partake of many great events in Jefferson County. Photo by Steve Patch ❱❱

July 4, 9 • Festival of American Fiddle Tunes performances at McCurdy Pavilion. Sponsored by Centrum, 360-385-3102, centrum.org/fiddle.

Theatre. Call or visit website for specific dates, 360-385-7396, keycitypublictheatre.org. June 25 • Quilcene High School 100th Alumni Reunion. Brunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m., open to the community, donation suggested; school event starts at 5 p.m.; $15 dinner and meeting. Contact Veda Wilson, 765-3363, for details and dinner tickets. June 25 • Byron’s “Don Juan,” adapted by Erik Van Beuzekom, produced by the Paradise Theatre School, 360-643-3493, theparadisetheatreschool.org.

June 22-26 • Port Townsend Chamber Music Festival, with the Calder Quartet. Sponsored by Centrum, 360-385-3102, centrum. org.

June 25 • 18th Rat Island Regatta, human-powered boat race from Fort Worden. Sponsored by Sound Rowers, 360-385-0457, soundrowers.org.

June 24-July 17 • “The Garden of Monsters,” by Mara Lathrop, produced by Key City Public

June 25-26 • Jack and Jill Race, sponsored by Port Ludlow Yacht Club, plyc.us.

July 4 • Fourth at the Fort Celebration and Fireworks Show at Fort Worden State Park, including Port Townsend Summer Band concert at 8 p.m. and fireworks. June 26 • Summer Band Concert, 3 p.m., Chetzemoka Park; ptsummerband.org. June 27-July 1 • Junior Explorers Day Camp, for ages 5-7, at Fort Worden State Park. Sponsored by Port Townsend Marine Science Center, 800-566-3932, ptmsc.org. June 27-July 3 • Voice Works, a weeklong workshop for singers, at Fort Worden State Park. Sponsored by Centrum, 360-385-3102, centrum.org/voiceworks. June 30-July 3 • Honda Gold Wing Riders State Rally, 1,000 motorcyclists at fairgrounds in Port Townsend, wrra-wa.org.

JULY 2011 July 1-5 • Fourth of July Festival, Pleasant Harbor Marina, with crab cake contest, vendor booths and shuttles to activities, 800-5473479, pleasantharbormarina.com.

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July 4 • Quilcene Fireworks Display at Herb Beck Marina, portofpt.com. July 7 • Rally for the Cure shotgun, nine-hole tournament at the Port Ludlow Golf Course, 9 a.m.; 360-437-2065. July 8 • Festival of American Fiddle Tunes public dance at Fort Worden State Park. Sponsored by Centrum, centrum.org/fiddle. July 10-11 • Hadlock Days in downtown Port Hadlock, with lawnmower races, vendors, parade and car show; 360-821-9347, hadlockdays.com. July 10-16 • Marine Biology Residential Camp for ages 9-13 at Fort Worden State Park. Sponsored by the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, ptmsc.org. July 15-17 • Sequim Lavender Festival and Lavender Faire, lavenderfestival.com. July 16 • Airport Daze & Fly-In, at Jefferson County International Airport, four miles southwest of Port Townsend, 360-385-2323, ❱ Events continue on page 62 The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader


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July 16-17 • Relay for Life, a community event to raise money for cancer research, noon-2 p.m. at Memorial Athletic Field; kbachelor@jgh.org, relayforlife.org.

Aug. 6 • PT Shorts, sponsored by the PT Arts Commission and Key City Public Theatre. Starts at 7:30 p.m. at Pope Marine Park Building, Port Townsend.

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July 17-24 • 38th Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, with free public readings and lectures at Fort Worden State Park. Sponsored by Centrum, centrum.org/writing. July 19 • Tribal Paddle Journey overnights at Fort Worden State Park. July 24-31 • Jazz Port Townsend Workshop at Fort Worden State Park. Sponsored by Centrum, centrum.org/jazz. July 28-30 • 35th Jazz Port Townsend performances at McCurdy Pavilion and local clubs. Sponsored by Centrum, 360-3853102, centrum.org/jazz. July 24 • Music on the Green with folk, country and rock Americana music by the River City Ramblers. Doors open at noon for a Dos Okies barbecue and a jazz piano introduction. Sponsored by Port Ludlow Arts Council, 360-4372208, portludlowartscouncil.org. July 25-29 • Marine Day Camp, for ages 9-13 at Fort Worden State Park. Sponsored by Port Townsend Marine Science Center,ptmsc.org.

Aug. 5-26 • Dog Days Race, 6 p.m. on Fridays. Sponsored by Port Townsend Sailing Association, ptsail.org. July 28 • Stand-up Comedy Night, 8 p.m. at Key City Playhouse. Sponsored by Key City Public Theatre, keycitypublictheatre.org.

Aug. 7-13 • Dance This at Centrum, a Young Artists Project for high school students at Fort Worden State Park. Sponsored by Centrum, centrum.org/youth.

July 31 • Summer Band Concert, 3 p.m. at Chetzemoka Park, ptsummerband.org.

August 8-12 • Coastal Explorers Day Camp for ages 8-12. Sponsored by Port Townsend Marine Science Center, 800-5663932, ptmsc.org.

July 31-Aug. 7 • 20th Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival Workshop along with performances at McCurdy Pavilion and local clubs, headlined by Taj Mahal. Sponsored by Centrum, 360-385-3102, centrum.org/blues. July 29-31 • Port Ludlow Festival by the Bay, with activities, arts and crafts, music, golf tournament, pet photos and kayak races. Sponsored by Port Ludlow Village Council, portludlowfest.org, plvc.org.

Aug. 17-Sept. 4 • “Bark!” a musical by David Troy Francis, produced by Key City Public Theatre. Call or visit website for specific dates: 360-3857396, keycitypublictheatre.org.

TBD • Port Townsend Bead Market in Port Townsend, 360385-6131, wynwoods.com.

Aug. 20 • Uptown Street Fair Craft Show, sponsored by Port Townsend Arts Guild and Uptown merchants, 360-379-3813, ptartsguild@yahoo.com. Aug. 20-21 • 13th Art Port Townsend Artist Studio Tour. Art studios open to the public on free, self-guided tour. Sponsored by Northwind Arts Alliance, artporttownsend.org.

Take in the Artist Studio Tour, Aug. 20-21. Photo by Kathie Meyer

Aug. 27 • Chekhov’s “Ivanov,” adapted by Erik Van Beuzekom, produced by the Paradise Theatre School, 360-643-3493, theparadisetheatreschool.org.

Aug. 27 • Port Townsend Summer Band Concert at 3 p.m. at Fort Flagler State Park; ptsummerband.org. Aug. 27 • Fort Worden Fun Run from 9 to 11 a.m.

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Aug. 5-21 • “Macbeth,” a Shakespeare in the Park production by Key City Public Theatre at

Aug. 20 • 20th Uptown Street Fair, with parade, music, food. Sponsored by Uptown merchants, ptmainstreet.org.

Aug. 27 • 22nd Kiwanis Classic Car Show at Memorial Field in downtown Port Townsend. Sponsored by Port Townsend Kiwanis Club, 360-385-0706.

Aug. 5-6 • Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival Workshop, performances at McCurdy Pavilion and local clubs. Sponsored by Centrum, 360-3853102; centrum.org/blues.

August brings Centrum’s 20th Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival and Workshop. Photo by Kathie Meyer

Aug. 20 • Summer Band Concert, 11 a.m., Port Townsend Community Center lawn for Uptown Street Fair, ptsummerband.org.

Aug. 12-14 • 74rd Jefferson County Fair, “Rock the Flock,” at the fairgrounds in Port Townsend. Sponsored by Jefferson County Fair Association, 360-385-1013, jeffcofairgrounds.com.

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Aug. 5 • First Friday Lecture, sponsored by the Jefferson County Historical Society, presents Timothy Perry, author of Trilogy in Blue: From the Ashes; 360-3851003, jchsmuseum.org.

Aug. 20 • Quilcene National Fish Hatchery 100th anniversary celebration. Exhibits, booths, children’s activities. Open to the public; 360-765-3334, ext. 3, fws.gov/quilcenenfh.

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❱ Continued from page 62 Oct. 1 • PT Shorts, at 7:30 p.m. in Pope Marine Park Building, Port Townsend. Sponsored by the PT Arts Commission and Key City Public Theatre.

SEPTEMBER 2011 Sept. 2 • First Friday Lecture presents environmentalist Connie Gallant. Sponsored by the Jefferson County Historical Society, 360-3851003, jchsmuseum.org. Sept. 2 • PT Shorts at 7:30 p.m. at the Pope Marine Park Building, Port Townsend. Sponsored by the PT Arts Commission and Key City Public Theatre. Sept. 3-5 • ParTy in PT/ Sizzling Sidewalk Summer Sale, Labor Day weekend fun. Sponsored by Port Townsend Main Street Program, 360-385-7911, ptmainstreet.org. Sept. 9-11 • 35th Wooden Boat Festival at Point Hudson. Sponsored by Wooden Boat Foundation, 360-385-3628, woodenboat.org. Sept. 9-11 • Scottish dancers, Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Sept. 10-11 • 38th Crafts by the Dock in downtown Port Townsend. Sponsored by Port Townsend Arts Guild, 360-379-3813, ptartsguild@yahoo.com. Sept. 17 • Quilcene Community

Fair and Parade includes carnival, music, arts and crafts and sportsman show. Sponsored by Quilcene Fair and Parade Association, quilcenefair.com, lisa2ha@yahoo.com. Sept. 17 • South County Classic Cruisers Car Show in Quilcene, 360-765-3250. Sept. 17-18 • Antler Show at Quilcene High School gym. Trophy antlers, taxidermy specimens, guest speakers, displays, Boone and Crockett scoring; 360-7650688 or 360-765-4810, quilceneantlershow.org.

Oct. 6 • Girls’ Night Out in downtown Port Townsend. Sponsored by Port Townsend Main Street Program, 360-385-7911, ptmainstreet.org. Oct. 6-9 • Jazz Big Band Intensive at Fort Worden State Park. Sponsored by Centrum, centrum.org/jazz.

keycitypublictheatre.org. Oct. 7 • First Friday Lecture, presents Leader publisher Scott Wilson, who speaks about the history of the Leader newspaper. Sponsored by the Jefferson County Historical Society, 360-385-1003, jchsmuseum.org. Oct. 15 • Centrum Gala Dinner and Auction, 360-385-3102, centrum.org. Oct. 16 • Food Co-op Apple Fest, a fall celebration of all things apple, foodcoop.coop. TBA • Hauntownsend at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, hauntownsend.com, theexproject.com.

Oct. 6-9 • Autumn Nonfiction Weekend at Fort Worden State Park. Sponsored by Centrum, centrum.org.

TBA • Port Townsend Community Orchestra Fall Concert at Chimacum High School auditorium; porttownsendorchestra.org.

Oct. 6-30 • “Dracula,” adapted from Bram Stoker’s novel, produced by Key City Public Theatre. Call or visit website for specific dates, 360-385-7396,

Oct. 31 • Downtown Trick or Treat Parade in Port Townsend. Sponsored by Port Townsend Main Street Program, 360-385-7911, ptmainstreet.org.

Sept. 17-18 • Cabin Fever Quilt Show, cabinfeverquilterswa.com. Sept. 17-18 • Farm Tour & Harvest Celebration, sponsored by WSU Jefferson County Extension, 360-379-5610, ext. 200, jefferson.wsu.edu. Sept. 18-Oct. 23 • Fall Night Cap Series, sponsored by Port Townsend Sailing Association, ptsail.org. Sept. 23-25 • 12th Port Townsend Film Festival, “a film lover’s block party”; 360-379-1333, ptfilmfest.com. Sept. 24 • Il Voce, Port Ludlow Arts Council’s Gala Champagne Opener of the 2011-2012 concert season.

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1. Capt. Tibbals Building (1889), now The Palace Hotel, was a “rooming house,” 1004 Water.

commander of Fort Townsend, features the statue known as Galatea at Washington and Taylor.

2. Lighthouse Café Building (pre-1880) was former home of the renowned Axtel Saloon, 955 Water.

12. Rose Theatre (1907), still downtown’s movie house, was restored in 1992 at 235 Taylor.

3. James and Hastings Building (1889) was built by pioneers Francis W. James and Lucinda Hastings at 940 Water.

13. Francis Wilcox James House (1891), built by the James family at 1238 Washington.

4. Sterming Block (1889) was built by George Sterming for his Belmont Saloon at 925 Water.

14. Customs House (1893) holds the U.S. post office and other public agencies at 1322 Washington.

5. Mount Baker Block (1890) was built as an office building during railroad days at 910 Water.

15. F.W. Hastings House (1889), now the Old Consulate Inn Bed and Breakfast, is at 313 Walker.

6. Hastings Building (1889), built by pioneer Lucinda Hastings, is still owned by that family at 839 Water.

16. O’Rear House (1891), winner of 2004 Washington State Historic Preservation Award, is at 1932 Washington.

7. C.F. Clapp Building (1885), the earliest building in the city with a cast iron façade, is at 725 Water. 8. Waterman & Katz Building (1885) was formerly the W&K dry goods store at 701 Water. 9. Bishop Block (1891), built by British sailor and builder William Bishop, is home to the Bishop Victorian Hotel, 714 Washington. 10. Enoch S. Fowler Building (1874) was the county courthouse in territorial days and since 1916 has housed the offices of the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader at 226 Adams. 11. Haller Fountain (1906), donated by Theodore Haller in memory of his father, Granville O. Haller,

17. Jefferson Count Courthouse (1892), one of the two oldest government buildings in state, features a 124-foot clock tower at 1820 Jefferson. 18. Harry Barthrop House (1880), a Georgian-style home, at 1306 Franklin. 19. N.D. Hill House (1880), a Victorian Gothic home, is now the Blue Gull Inn bed and breakfast, 1310 Clay. 20. Capt. James McIntyre House (1871) was built for his bride, Sophie Pettygrove, at 633 Van Buren. 21. Capt. Thomas Grant House (1887), a fine example of Italianate Villa style, is at 731 Pierce. The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader


22. Thomas Hammond House (1890), a Victorian home with a corner fireplace, is at 834 Pierce. 23. Henry Wylie House (1889) is a Queen Anne “cottage” with excellent decorative detail, 932 Pierce. 24. Old Catholic Church (date unknown) was used until 1958 and is now a residence at 1510 Blaine. 25. Charles Pink House (1868) features late Greek Revival architecture at 1256 Lawrence. 26. Carnegie Library (1913), the city library built with Carnegie Foundation funds, is at 1220 Lawrence. 27. R.C. Hill House (1872) is a pioneer family home. 28. George Downs House (1886) is noted for its artistic stained glass windows at 538 Fillmore. 29. H.L. Tibbals House (1887) was built by a major town leader at 1208 Franklin. 30. Col. Henry Landes House (1882), home of a retired colonel who later became a state senator, is at 1034 Franklin. 31. First Presbyterian Church (1890), a Queen Annestyle building with an impressive antique pipe organ, is at 1111 Franklin. 32. Capt. Enoch S. Fowler Home (c. 1866) is Port Townsend’s oldest remaining home, 1040 Jefferson. 33. Frank A. Bartlett Home (1860) has a French mansard roof and fine architectural lines at 314 Polk.

34. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (1865), oldest church in the Olympia Diocese and one of the oldest standing structures in town, is at 1032 Jefferson. 35. Fire Bell Tower (1890), which once summoned the town’s volunteer firemen. 36. Rothschild House State Park (1868), built by a prominent local merchant on the bluff above Jefferson Street at Taylor, is now a museum. 37. Baker House (1898), former home of a prominent dentist, is at 905 Franklin. 38. St. Paul’s Episcopal Parish Hall (1860s) arrived by barge and was moved in 1999 to the bluff at Jefferson and Adams. 39. Capt. DeLion House (1882) is an Italianate Renaissance-style home at 712 Clay. 40. George Starrett House (1889), is a notable Victorian home at 744 Clay. 41. Trinity United Methodist Church (1871), the state’s oldest Methodist church, is at 609 Taylor. 42. Peter Mutty House (1881) still has the iron grillwork that was removed from many Victorian houses, 640 Taylor. 43. Edward Sims Home (1886) is the former home of a noted state legislator at 716 Lawrence, which was remodeled in 1905.

44. L.C. Strong House (1876) is a restored home at 740 Taylor. 45. Elias DeVoe House (1888) was built as a showplace for a masonry business at 538 Lincoln. 46. Chetzemoka Park (1904), Port Townsend’s oldest park, is named after S'Klallam Chief Chetzemoka, who died in 1888. 47. Cupola House (c. 1933-34) at 380 Jefferson was part of the U.S. Coast Guard station at Point Hudson. 48. Commander’s Beach House (1934), original residence of the commanding medical officer for the Coast Guard quarantine station. 49. Point Hudson, Native American seasonal camp and site of Capt. Vancouver’s 1792 landing. 50. Swan Hotel (1911), built by James Swan, frontier scientist and historian, is at 216 Monroe. 51. City Hall (1891), also home of the Jefferson County Historical Society Museum at 540 Water. 52. Lewis Building (1889), originally the Fowler/ Caines Building, is at 630 Water. 53. Franklin House (1886), Port Townsend’s first fireplace brick hotel, was enlarged from an 1869 wooden building at 636 Water. 54. N.D. Hill Building (1889) housed the Hill family’s drugstore.

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Our Floating Span The State Route 104 Hood Canal Floating Bridge connects Jefferson County and the North Olympic Peninsula with Kitsap County and the Seattle-Tacoma area. It is crossed by a daily average of about 20,000 vehicles. It opened in 1961 and, at 1.2 miles, remains the world’s longest floating bridge spanning saltwater. Thanks to a retrofit of the bridge’s east side in 2009, it now has bicycle/pedestrian lanes. The bridge closes to vehicles to allow for passage of marine traffic, i.e., U.S. Navy submarines under escort going to the Bangor base on Hood Canal, and sailboats taller than about 50 feet. (The truss on the Kitsap County side of the bridge has the best clearance for vessels.) It is not a drawbridge. Hydraulic systems pull and lift two sections to create an opening. Marine traffic openings are not planned or announced in advance. The bridge may be closed to vehicles for 10 to 30 minutes, and traffic backups can stretch for miles on either side (particularly during heavy travel patterns on Fridays and Sundays during the summer). It is the Coast Guard, not the Washington State Department of Transportation, that controls how and when the bridge deals with maritime traffic. Two state legislators representing Kitsap County are working with Coast Guard and WSDOT officials to schedule predictable times for recreational boats 68 ❰❰ 2011 SPRING GETAWAY

needing the bridge traffic span opened. There is a chance such an agreement could be reached in 2011. The bridge is also closed whenever wind speed reaches a sustained 40 mph for 15 minutes with gusts of up to 65 mph. Boaters: The Washington State Department of Transportation asks that if a bridge opening is imperative, give WSDOT a one-hour notice and call on VHF 13 or by phone, 360-779-3233. Drivers: Want to know what is going on while stuck in traffic? Dial 511 for bridge, highway and ferry reports. Also, check out the WSDOT traffic cameras at wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/hoodcanal

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150

225

Morgan Hill Guest House • 606 Roosevelt St, PT 98368 • 360-385-2536 • 800-490-9070 • www.morganhillgetaways.com

2

80

160

Pilot’s Seaside Cottage • 327 Jackson St, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-379-0811 • www.pilotscottage.com

1

120

Rainshadow Tourist Home • 609 58th St, Port Townsend, 98368 • 360-531-0022 • rainshadowpt.com

1

75

Sea Loft • 306 Lincoln St, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-385-1626 • www.olympus.net/personal/mortenson

1

Takaki House • 1617 Washington St, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-385-9784 • www.mtakaki.com Vestry at the Olde Church, The • 1510 Blaine St, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-379-9700

Water views

View, private entrance •

Romantic getaway

Close to trails & beach

R

Inn at Waterfront Place • 632A Waterfront Place, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-385-6957 • www.innatwaterfrontplace.com 1

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Affordable, convenient •

Water view

R

Weekly rates

Waterfront apartment Garden setting Private, view, fireplace

Uptown views

160

R

Nautical setting

75

North Beach, Ft Worden

110

135

1

75

100

Gallery, private getaway

1

110

110

R

R

Historic 1890s/Closed Winter

Quiet Uptown

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Pool/Hot or Jetted Tub

Handicap Access

85

105 •

Blue Gull Inn B&B • 1310 Clay St, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-379-3241 • 888-700-0205 • www.bluegullinn.com

6

95

140 •

Great breakfast

Commanders Beach House • 400 Hudson St, PT 98368 • 360-385-1778 • 888-385-1778 • www.commandersbeachhouse.com 4

99

225 •

B&B by the beach

Holly Hill House B&B • 611 Polk St, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-385-5619 • 800-435-1454 • www.hollyhillhouse.com

5

99

219 •

R

Inn at McCurdy House • 405 Taylor St, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-379-4824 • www.innatmccurdyhouse.com

3

130 250 •

Old Consulate Inn • 313 Walker St, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-385-6753 • 800-300-6753 • www.oldconsulateinn.com

8

99

210 •

Quimper Inn • 1306 Franklin St, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-385-1060 • 800-557-1060 • www.quimperinn.com

4

98

160 •

Ravenscroft Inn • 533 Quincy St, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-385-2784 • 800-782-2691 • www.ravenscroftinn.com

8

109 210 •

Thornton House • 1132 Garfield St, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-385-6670 • www.thorntonhousept.com

3

120 150

Aladdin Motor Inn • 2333 Washington St, PT 98368 • 360-385-3747 • 800-281-3747 • www.aladdinmotorinnpt.com

30

Ann Starrett Mansion • 744 Clay St, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-385-3205 • 800-321-0644 • www.starrettmansion.com Belmont, The • 925 Water St, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-385-3007 • www.thebelmontpt.com

Pets

4

Children

Rate (Max.)

Mtg Facilities

Rate (Min.)

Baker House B&B • 905 Franklin St, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-385-6673 • 800-240-0725

Internet

PT Bed & Breakfasts

# of Units

Comp. Breakfast

ACCOMMODATIONS PORT TOWNSEND ACCOMMODATIONS

Description Warm hospitality

Warm hospitality

R • •

Private, relaxing retreat

R

Historic mansion

R

Views, quiet

R

Water & mt. views

Historic Victorian farmhouse

70

150 •

9

90

99

4

59

149

Bishop Victorian Hotel, The • 714 Washington St, PT 98368 • 360-385-6122 • 800-824-4738 • www.bishopvictorian.com

16

109 235 •

R

Clam Cannery • 111 Quincy St, PT 98368 • 206-718-5401 • www.clamcannery.com

5

200 495

Fort Worden State Park Conference Center • 200 Battery Way, PT 98368 • 360-344-4400 • www.fortworden.net

35

150 410

Harborside Inn • 330 Benedict St, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-385-7909 • 800-942-5960 • www.harborside-inn.com

63

80

160 •

Manresa Castle • 7th & Sheridan St, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-385-5750 • 800-732-1281 • www.manresacastle.com

41

109 229 •

PT Hotels & Motels •

Palace Hotel • 1004 Water St, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-385-0773 • 800-962-0741 • www.palacehotelpt.com

19

59

289

Port Townsend Inn • 2020 Washington St, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-385-2211 • 800-216-4985 • www.porttownsendinn.com

36

59

199 •

Swan Hotel, The • 216 Monroe St, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-385-1718 • 800-824-4738 • www.theswanhotel.com

13

90

285

Tides Inn • 1807 Water St, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-385-0595 • 800-822-8696 • www.tides-inn.com

45

54

269 •

Washington Hotel • 825 Washington St, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-774-0213 • www.accommodationsporttownsend.com

4

110 165

Waterstreet Hotel • 635 Water St, PT 98368 • 360-385-5467 • 800-735-9810 • www.waterstreethotelporttownsend.com

16

45

View of bay

Victorian mansion

R

Distinctive suites

Newly renovated on the water

Houses: 1–11 bdrms

Water view–all rooms

Full service hotel

Victorian hotel

R

Motel near water

R

Cozy, seaside

R

Water view

Handicap Access

Pets R

Beach or forest

Quiet, country

R

Apr–Oct

R

Beach, close to town

Jefferson County Fair Grounds • 4907 Landes St, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-385-1013 • www.jeffcofairgrounds.com

80 15 20 •

Old Fort Townsend • 1370 Old Fort Townsend Rd, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-344-4400 • www.parks.wa.gov

40 17 17

Point Hudson Marina & RV Park • 103 Hudson St, Port Townsend 98368 • 800-228-2803 • www.portofpt.com

48 20 42 •

Hook-ups

85 15 32 •

Pool/Swimming

Showers

Toilets

Dump Station

Fort Worden State Park • Port Townsend 98368 • 360-344-4400 • www.fortworden.net

Waterfront

Laundry

Pull-through

RV/Camping for Port Townsend

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# of Sites

Rate Range (Max.)

R

1890s restored

160

Rate Range (Min.)

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ACCOMMODATIONS ACCOMMODATIONS BRINNON BRINNON •• QUILCENE QUILCENE •• LUDLOW LUDLOW •• HADLOCK HADLOCK ACCOMMODATIONS ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

Hadlock Motel • 181 Chimacum Rd, Port Hadlock 98339 • 360-385-3111 • 888-360-3111 • www.hadlockmotel.com

18 70 100

Heart of Port Hadlock

Inn at Port Hadlock • 310 Hadlock Bay Rd, Port Hadlock 98339 • 360-385-7030 • www.innatporthadlock.com

47 99 409

Mount Walker Inn • PO Box 144, 61 Maple Grove Rd, Quilcene 98376 • 360-765-3410 • www.mountwalkerinn.com

12 55 95

The Resort at Port Ludlow • 1 Heron Rd, Port Ludlow 98365 • 360-437-7000 • 877-805-0868 • www.portludlowresort.com

45 99 399

Elk Meadows • 3485 Dosewallips Rd, Brinnon 98320 • 360-796-4886 • www.elkmeadowswa.com

3

14

Harbor House • 309257 Hwy 101, Brinnon 98320 • 360-796-4064 • 360-951-5366 • www.theharborhouse.virtualave.net

2 100 150 •

Honey Moon Cabin on Marrowstone Island • Nordland 98358 • 509-662-0849 • www.olympicgetaway.com

Hotels & Motels

• fee • •

• fee • R

Boutique hotel Rustic comfort

Water view/golf/marina

Bed & Breakfasts 98 125 •

Mountain view – river R

Waterfront

1 135 195 •

J

Secluded cabin

Houseboats4Two • 308913 Hwy 101, Brinnon 98320 • 360-796-3440 • 800-966-5942 • www.houseboats4two.com

4 195 240

J

Romantic getaway

Solstice Farm B&B • PO Box 135, Chimacum 98325 • 360-732-0174 • www.solsticefarmstay.com

2 105 105 •

Working farm

Adelma Beach Cabin • 262 Adelma Beach Rd, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-774-0213 • www.adelmabeach.com

2 150 189

R

Located on beach

Alegria Guest House • 4934 SR 20, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-379-3695 • www.alegriaguesthouse.com

1 140 150

An Inn Between • 5825 Old Gardiner Rd, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-379-8125 • www.aninnbetween.com

1 119 179

R

An Inn Between Two • 5821 Old Gardiner Rd, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-379-8125 • www.aninnbetween.com

1 119 189

R

Arcadia West Guest Nest • 389A Arcadia West, Port Townsend 98368 • 381-5099 • www.vrbo.com/268004

1 150 175

A Wolves’ Den • 269 N Jacob Miller Rd, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-316-9174 • www.winterchill-farm.com

1 150 200

Bay Cottage • 4346 S Discovery Rd, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-385-2035 • www.baycottagegetaway.com

3

85 150

Beautiful beach access

Beach Cottages on Marrowstone • 10 Beach Dr, Nordland 98358 • 360-385-3077 • www.beachcottagegetaway.com

8

90 250

Waterfront & views

Beach Getaway on Oak Bay • 101 Oak Rd, Port Hadlock 98339 • 360-437-2532 • www.beachgetawayonoakbay.com

3 150 300

Beaver’s Pond Retreat • 3851 Larson Lake Rd, Port Ludlow 98365 • 360-732-7148 • www.beaverspondretreat.com

3 195 285

Big Cedars Lodge • 12224 Airport Cutoff Rd, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-379-8752 • www.bigcedarslodge.com

1 125 125

Bluff House at Marrowstone Isle • 2500 E Marrowstone, Nordland 98358 • 209-484-0099 • www.marrowstonebluffhouse.com

1 120 160

Cabins at Treefrog Woods • 1280 Cape George Rd, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-379-0906 • www.peninsulasportsman.com

3

Cabin on the Canal • Near Pleasant Harbor Marina, Brinnon • 206-782-3868 • www.cabinonthecanal.com

1 120 120

Chevy Chase Beach Cabins • 3710 S Discovery Rd, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-385-1270 • www.chevychasebeachcabins.com

7 110 300

R

Cottage on Discovery Bay • 4394 Discovery Bay • 360-774-0213

1 145 145

Crow’s Nest Cabin • 5073 Flagler Rd, Nordland 98358 • 360-385-4920 • www.ptgetaways.com

1 115 150

Dabob Bay Cottage • 840 Piper Rd, Quilcene 98376 • 360-765-3947 • www.dabobbaycottage.com

1 110 135

Eaglemount Rockery Cottages & Museum • 1822 SR 20, PT 98368 • 360-379-8922 • www.eaglemtrockerycottages.com

4

Fairmount Beach House • 1071 Fairmount Rd, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-385-2480

1 135 150

Vacation Rentals

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Water & mountan view •

3BR, 2BA waterfront home

R

Luxury cabin retreat

R

Waterfront home •

• •

Fire pits, fishing Lodge & 15 acres

• •

Waterfront

Resort living

95 125

79 79

Furnished cedar home

R

Private cabins Access to Hood Canal Beach •

Private beach Private beach Private beach

• •

Beach access

R

Free outdoor museum

Private beach

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ACCOMMODATIONS BRINNON • QUILCENE • LUDLOW • HADLOCK ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

Fort Flagler State Park Retreat Center • 10541 Flagler Rd, Nordland 98358 • 360-385-3701 • www.parks.wa.gov

4

Wonderful views

House on Tala Shore • Port Ludlow 98365 • 360-821-9012 • www.ludlowbaycottage.com

2 150 225

Julianna’s Cottage • 1 Beaver Pond Trail, Port Ludlow 98365 • 360-732-7148 • www.beaverspond.com

1 225 240

Marina House • 308913 US Hwy 101, Pleasant Harbor Marina, Brinnon 98320 • 360-796-4611• www.vrbo.com/271217

1 199 299

Scott’s Cabin • 3871 Larson Lake Rd, Port Ludlow 98365 • 360-732-7148 • www.beaverspond.com

1 225 240

Skunk Island Cottages • 33 North Water St, Port Hadlock 98339 • 360-385-3450 • www.ajaxcafe.com

3

• fee

Windermere Vacation Rentals • PO Box 770, Brinnon 98320 • 888-796-3450 • www.windermerehoodcanal.com

10 109 325

81 175

R

• •

• •

80 120

Woods & water

Romantic getaway

6,500’ house – water view

Private hideaway Quaint, waterfront

R

Hood Canal waterfront

# of Units Rate (Min.) Rate (Max.) Hookups Pull Through Dump Station Toilets Laundry Showers Handicap Access Pets

Vacation Rentals cont.

Description

Beaver’s Pond Retreat • 3851 Larson Lake Rd, Port Ludlow 98365 • 360-732-7148 • www.beaverspondretreat.com

3 50 50 •

Nestled in woods

Cove RV Park • 303075 Highway 101, Brinnon 98320 • 360-796-4723 • www.coverv.com

33 15 30 •

Dosewallips State Park • Highway 101, 4 miles N of Brinnon • 888-226-7688 • www.parks.wa.gov

140 21 33 •

RV/Camping

• • •

Elk Meadows • 3485 Dosewallips Rd, Brinnon 98320 • 360-796-4886 • www.elkmeadows.blogspot.com

1 40 100

Falls View Campground • Highway 101, 3.5 miles S of Quilcene • 360-765-2200 • www.fs.fed/us/r6/olympic

30 14 14

Fort Flagler State Park • 10541 Flagler Rd, Nordland 98358 • 360-385-1259 • www.parks.wa.gov

116 21 33 •

Halfway RV Park • Highway 101 and Brinnon Ln, Brinnon • 360-796-4715

22 25 25 •

Port Ludlow RV Park • 44 Breaker Ln, Port Ludlow 98365 • 360-437-9377 • www.portludlowrvpark.net

37 20 35 •

Rainbow Campground • Highway 101, 5 miles south of Quilcene • 360-765-2200 • www.fs.fed/us/r6/olympic

9 50 50

Seal Rock Campground • 1 mile N of Brinnon • 360-765-2200 • www.fs.fed/us/r6/olympic

41 18 18

Smitty’s RV Park • 9142 Flagler Rd, Nordland 98358 • 360-385-2165 • smittys_rv_park@msn.com

40 27 27 •

Lower Oak Bay • 301 Portage Way, Port Ludlow 98365 • 360-385-9160 • www.jcparksandrec.com

22 15 18 •

Upper Oak Bay • 290 Cleveland St, Port Ludlow 98365 • 360-385-9129 • www.jcparksandrec.com

24 18 20 •

Monthly rentals

Beach & trails On the river

R

View of falls

R

Mar 1–Oct 31

Groups welcome

In the woods

Group campground

• •

Quiet country setting

Beautiful, on Oak Bay

Nestled on Oak Bay

Lodging list produced with funding from Port Townsend and Jefferson County lodging tax funds.

NOTE: Information subject to change without notice. It is advisable to contact lodging in advance. R = Restrictions

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Touch Our History Take advantage of your getaway in Jefferson County by checking out our history with a visit to one of our museums. Quilcene Historical Museum is located at 151 E. Columbia, at the intersection of Center Road, in Quilcene. New exhibits feature Brinnon, Native Americans, millinery, shellfish, the military and businesses. Hours are 1-5 p.m., Friday-Monday, from April to Sept. 18. Admission is by donation. Leave a message at 360-765-4848, 360-7653192 or 360-765-0688. Fort Flagler State Park Museum explains the history of Fort Flagler (est. 1899) on Marrowstone Island, a former U.S. Army Coast Artillery post. There are guided tours of historical hospital and gun emplacements (MaySeptember); the museum is actively collecting relevant artifacts, photographs and documents. Admission by donation. Call 385-1259.

Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum is in Building 201 at Fort Worden State Park. Showcasing the military history of Fort Worden (est. 1902), it also covers the site’s post-military years. The nonprofit, volunteer-staffed museum is open year-round. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., with extended Saturday hours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., in June, July and August. Admission. Group tours by appointment. Harbor entrance control post (on Artillery Hill) tours offered Saturdays 11a.m.4 p.m. in summer, by donation. 360-385-0373. Port Townsend Marine Science Center is located on the beach at Fort Worden State Park. The PTMSC offers the Marine Exhibit (ME) on the pier and the Natural History Exhibit (NHE) on the shore. The Foss Maritime Discovery Lab involves students and adults in research, addressing nearshore environmental issues. The NHE is the result of a partnership with the Burke Museum in Seattle and Washington State Parks, and includes fossils and exhibits of cliff geology, glaciers, diving birds and sands from across the globe. ME features touch pools and aquaria. Hours: Fri.-Sun., noon-4 p.m., Nov. 5-March 31 (PTMSC closed in January; ME closed all winter); Fri.-Sun., noon-4 p.m., April 1-June 9. Admission. 800-566-3932, 360-385-5582. Jefferson County Historical Society Museum is found in Port Townsend’s historic City Hall, 540 Water St. Check out the gift shop. Museum hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m., SaturdaySunday in January-February, and daily the rest of the year. Admission. Special “passport” rates to get in all three of the JCHS-managed museums. 360-385-1003. Rothschild House State Park is a historic home with original furnishings of the Rothschild family (1868-1954). Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, May through September, at Jefferson and Taylor streets in Port Townsend. Admission. 360-385-1003. Commanding Officer’s Quarters (1904) overlooks the water at Fort Worden State Park. The furnishings reflect life at the fort circa 1910. Managed by Jefferson County Historical Society.

The Olympic Peninsula supplied lumber to cities around the world. Photo from Jefferson County Historical Society Collection

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❱❱ VISIT A MUSEUM

Open March-April and October-December, weekends noon-4 p.m. Admission. Group tours and special openings can be arranged. 360-385-1003. Jefferson County Historical Society Research Center is the place to look up family and property histories, view photos and investigate a library of genealogical resources. The center is shared by the Jefferson County Genealogical Society at 13692 Airport Cutoff Road (State Route 19), about five miles south of Port Townsend. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. Admission. 360-379-6673. Kelly Art Deco Light Museum, the only known American Art Deco lighting museum in the world, is open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. On exhibit at the free museum are rare, one-of-akind Art Deco fixtures selected from a 30-year collection of more than 2,000. Located in the Kelly Building, 2000 Sims Way, Port Townsend. 360-379-9030. Port Townsend Aero Museum provides work-based opportunities for youths and young adults, and restores, flies and displays antique aircraft at Jefferson County International Airport, six miles south of Port Townsend. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Admission. 360-379-5244.

❰❰ Jefferson County’s past and present are reflected in our fine slate of museums. Here is a historic photo of geoduck clams. Photo from Leader Collection 74 ❰❰ 2011 SPRING GETAWAY

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1 pacific traditions

1a aloft images

local & nationally recognized native artists of distinction.

loCAl maritime & landscape photography.

DAIly 10-6 • 637 WATER ST. 360-385-4770

www.PacificTraditions.com

DAIly 10-6 • in the loft of 637 WATER ST. 360-390-8172

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DAIly • 701 WATER ST. • 360-385-0078

1 4

1a

2 3

5

“An exquisite art gallery.” – National Geographic Traveler www.ancestralspirits.com

www.earthenworksgallery.com

DAIly • 715 WATER ST. 360-379-8110

DAIly 9:30-6 • 807 WAShINGToN ST. 360-379-1713

Fine art and jewelry from the hearts, hands and studios of local artists.

highly figured Northwest woods, handcrafted by local artists.

6 artisans on taylor

www.forestgems.com

7 william’s gallery

7

DAIly 10-6 • 236 TAyloR ST. 360-379-1029

DAIly • 914 WATER ST. 360-385-3630

8

Exhibitions of contemporary art around a core of fine jewelry.

For the naturally sophisticated, a gallery of fine arts and crafts.

www.artisansontaylor.com

www.williams-gallery.com

8 wynwoods gallery

9

DAIly 10-7 • 940 WATER ST. 360-385-6131 Fine contemporary handcrafted jewelry, beads & treasures. www.wynwoods.com

DAIly 10-6 • 1012 WATER ST. 360-379-8881 olympic Peninsula cooperative of artists and craftspersons.

9

& bead studio

10

10 northwind arts center Th-M 12-5 • 2409 JEFFERSoN ST. 360-379-1086

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Fine American Arts and Crafts for the discriminating collector

4 port townsend gallery 5 forest gems gallery

www.porttownsendgallery.com

6

F-M 11-5:30 • 702 WATER ST. 360-385-0328

Juried and invitational shows. www.northwindarts.org

gallery 9

www.gallery-9.com

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The Clam Cannery

Port Townsend’s Inviting Overwater Hotel

Sleep in luxury, surrounded by history

This boutique, all-suite overwater hotel offers unobstructed views of the Cascades and Olympic Mountains, Whidbey Island and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Gourmet kitchen in every suite. Dogs welcome.

Grand Opening of our new Art Gallery featuring contemporary artists June 1

360.385.4315 www.ClamCannery.com

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Getaway Guide Spring/Summer 2011  

The Spring/Summer 2011 issue of the Port Townsend & Olympic Peninsula Getaway Guide, as published by the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Le...