RACE STARTS 11:00am, May 22, 2016!
The Jefferson Healthcare Rhody Run will be celebrating its 38th year in 2016 and is one of the Northwest’s best-loved races. Although we’ve grown a lot since the first Rhody Run in 1979, this race is still very much a community event. From the hundreds of volunteers who help out as race officials to the throngs of local residents who line the streets to cheer on every runner, we are both proud of and humbled by the enthusiastic community support that we receive year after year. Without this support the Jefferson Healthcare Rhody Run would be impossible.
- April Main Street – Port Townsend
Our favorite place to dine in Port Townsend
Located in Historic Uptown
1020 Lawrence Street
Port Townsend, WA
We are open Tuesdays – Saturdays. Closed on Sundays and Mondays. We open at 5:00 pm.
Our phone # is 360-379-1900. Please call after 3 to make your reservation. We do not take reservations left on our answering machine.
We hope to see you soon!
Steve and Lori
Menu – April 2016
Tomato Salad & Baguettes
Roma Tomatoes, fresh basil, fresh garlic and olive oil on top of toasted baguettes
Salami, prosciutto, provolone, roasted garlic, roasted eggplant, roasted red peppers, gorgonzola, kalamata olives
Calabrian Salad $12.50
Fresh Romaine tossed with garbonzo beans, mozzarella, red onion, olives, tomato and salami
Florio Salad $13.00
Warmed spinach with prawn, sausage, green pepper, mushrooms and mozzarella
Roasted Vegetable Salad $11.50
Roasted Red pepper, mushrooms, artichokes, zucchini and feta cheese served over spinach
Joe’s Gorgonzola Chicken Caesar Salad $13.00
Served with choice of soup or salad
Spaghetti and Meatballs $16.50
Topped with Grandma Gloria’s meatballs or Papa Joes Italian Sausage
Spaghetti Puttanesca $16.50
Kalamata olives, capers, anchovies and red pepper in a zippy spicy red sauce
Penne Bella $20.00
Wild Mexican prawns, Italian sausage, goat cheese, sundried tomatoes, green onion garlic cream
Tortellini Carl Vella $18.50
Tortellini, prosciutto, peas in a garlic cream sauce
Penne with Sausage, Mushrooms and Spinach $17.00
Hearty red sauce with sausage, mushrooms and spinach
Angel Hair Pomodoro $16.50
Roma tomato, olive oil, fresh basil and fresh garlic
Lasagna Formaggio $17.50
Fresh pasta layered with zucchini, spinach, artichoke hearts, mozzarella and ricotta
baked in a tomato cream sauce
Linguine Luna $18.50
Steve’s smoked salmon, sundried tomatoes, green onions in a feta cream sauce
Tortellini Carne $18.50
Tortellini tossed with a meat and sausage red sauce
Served with choice of soup or salad
Chicken Picatta $19.00
Draper valley farms chicken breast, capers, lemon, artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes served over pasta
Chicken Marsala $19.00
Draper valley farms chicken breast, mushrooms, green onion, roma tomatoes in a marsala red sauce over pasta
Pollo Bolognese $19.50
Gina Lanza’s famous chicken breast topped with prosciutto and provolone baked in a marsala cream over pasta
Bistecca Stefano $27.00
Blue Mesa Natural rib eye grilled, topped with gorgonzola and served with pasta marinara
Scampi Pasenelli $23.00
Wild Mexican prawns , garlic, white wine and butter served over pasta with steamed spinach
Sausage, Pepperoni, Mushroom and olives
Small $14.50 Large $22.00
Mushrooms, red onions, black olives, bell pepper and fresh tomatoes
Small $13.00 Large $20.00
Olive oil, mozzarella, red onion, Kalamata olive and artichoke hearts No sauce!
Small $12.00 Large $19.00
Italian Sausage, Artichoke hearts, red onion, and roasted garlic
Small $15.00 Large $22.00
Calzone Del Mare
Smoked Salmon, wild prawn, pesto, mozzarella and ricotta
Artichoke hearts, prosciutto, fresh basil, mozzarella and ricotta
Pepperoni, Black Olives, Mushrooms, Italian Sausage, Red onion, Green Peppers, Artichoke Hearts, Diced Roma Tomato, Salami, Feta, Roasted Red Peppers, Sundried Tomatoes, Roasted Garlic, Roasted Eggplant, Prosciutto, Zucchini,
Elevated Ice Creams
Swiss Orange Chocolate
July 3 – July 10, 2016 – the 40th Gathering!
Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, Washington
Fiddle Tunes – Port Townsend. Spend a week living, learning, and playing music with masters of a wide variety of fiddling styles. The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes provides an opportunity to be in community with the bearers of fiddle traditions.
The goals of the gathering are broader than improving your skills as a musician, and include discovering culture through music, learning music in a cultural context, and building lifelong relationships in the fiddle music community.
Fiddle Tunes started in 1977. It’s a week-long, total-immersion workshop with a hallmark of presenting an expansive array of fiddle styles from specific regions of the world. Workshops, classes, band labs, tutorials, dances, concerts, singing, open jams, hat parties – all contribute to participants’ experience. Visit the artist faculty page to learn more about the artists and the regional styles represented at the gathering.
Fiddle Tunes – Port Townsend. You’ll learn by the oral tradition – listen, imitate, listen, practice, and listen again. Please don’t expect written music on paper. The main teaching focus is on the fiddle, but you’ll find day-long instruction on the banjo, guitar, and button accordion, and nearly as many classes on piano, keyboard accordion, singing, clogging, string bass, mandolin, and social dance.
What happens during the week?
You’ll arrive at Fort Worden and pick up your registration packet, which has a schedule, your badge, and your meal ticket if you ordered one. You’ll have time to settle into your dorm room (or other housing) in time for the first event, which is dinner in the Commons. After dinner we’ll have an extensive welcoming session where we’ll attempt to introduce everyone who is teaching during the week. This is harder than it sounds, as there are more than 55 people on the teaching staff. Your goals at the welcome session might be to visually identify the faculty, try to choose who you want to spend time with during the week, and enjoy other styles of music that you won’t have time to study.
There are two categories of staff–the faculty and the tutors.
FACULTY: During the week each faculty person will teach four morning classes, lead an afternoon “band lab,” play for an evening dance, and play in one or two performances.
TUTORS: Beginning-level tutorials are designed to address the needs of beginning and beginning/intermediate players who wish more individualized instruction on their instrument; they will focus on technique. Intermediate level tutorials tend to focus on style. In many cases, the intermediate tutorials will be in the musical styles presented by the faculty. Tutorial sessions are universally small, and are open to all.
You will also find tutors hosting jam sessions with a spirit of graceful encouragement, playing for dances, and generally being a welcoming and helpful presence throughout the week.
Each of the faculty will lead a Band Lab after lunch. What’s a Band Lab? Basically, you’ll be a part of a band learning to play in that faculty member’s style. You’ll learn what makes that style sound like it does – slurs, slides, bowing, ornaments, tempo, etc. Each band lab will play for a dance late in the week, and play in the band lab concert on Saturday morning.
There is also a Beginners’ Band Lab, which is a band lab for beginning-level musicians.
Other Events During the Week
Three nights of in-house concerts showcasing the faculty; a participants’ concert; hat party; four public performances (two on the 4th, one on the 8th, and one on the 9th); pleanty of hosted jams.
Beginners at Fiddle Tunes
What might a beginning musician expect at Fiddle Tunes? The gathering welcomes people of all abilities, but it’s not uncommon for beginning musicians to feel frustrated at Fiddle Tunes. Here’s what to expect.
The mornings are dedicated to workshops led by the faculty. Generally speaking, these players were invited to the festival as representatives of a certain style of music, one that they learned from their family and neighbors. Some are experienced teachers, many are not. In an effort to present them in an organically (as much as possible), they receive no guidelines from Centrum as to what level they should teach – it’s their choice. Most teach at an intermediate and above level.
As a result, there is nothing geared specifically for beginners in the morning classes. But we think it’s critically important that you attend these sessions. The people on staff are active tradition-bearers, and they share more than their music. You probably won’t open your case at these sessions. Rather, you’ll be in listening mode, soaking your head in a certain style, listening to stories, understanding the context in which this person’s music is played back home.
After lunch, you can join the Beginners Band Lab – all beginning-level players of any instrument are invited. You’ll get an idea about how exciting it is to play with other people. The Beginners Band will play for a dance if they’d like, and also in the Band Lab concert on Saturday morning.
In the late afternoon we offer beginning level tutorials (see above). They’re small, so you’ll have plenty of personal attention.
We hope this information is helpful to you in deciding whether the workshop might be a good fit. Being among so many players can be overwhelming, but it helps to know what to expect. If you have any more questions, feel free to call Peter McCracken at 360-385-3102, x127.
Kids at Fiddle Tunes
Is the gathering appropriate for children?
Absolutely! The Festival is an intergenerational gathering, and we welcome musicians of all ages and abilities to participate fully in Festival activities.
If your child is under 13, and not ready to fully participate, we offer a special Kids Track (see the FAQ page).
If you have any questions about any of this, send Peter McCracken an email: firstname.lastname@example.org , or call 360-385-3102, x127.
Description: Point Wilson Lighthouse – Port Townsend. It was early in the morning on April 1, 1921 when Keeper William J. Thomas of Point Wilson Lighthouse heard a sickening grinding noise. He knew instantly there was trouble in the water and quickly telephoned Port Townsend to send help.Point Wilson Lighthouse – Port Townsend. What Keeper Thomas heard was the slamming of the crowded passenger liner Governor of the Admiral Line into the freighter West Hartland. The 417-footGovernor had just offloaded passengers in Victoria and was bound for Seattle, when it rounded Port Townsend and was rammed by the freighter. Reports of the accident would later conclude that the pilot on the Governor mistook the West Hartland’s running lights for the fixed lights on Marrowstone Point and failed to yield the right-of-way. A ten-foot gash was torn in the Governor’s iron hull, and even though the captain of the West Hartland ordered full speed ahead to try to keep the hole plugged, the Governor soon began to sink in 240 feet of water. In the time it took for the vessel to sink, most of the passengers were able to scamper aboard the West Hartland, and all but eight of the 240 people aboard the Governor were rescued.
Keeper Thomas, who was in the lighthouse at the time of the collision, provided the following account of the accident:
Point Wilson Lighthouse – Port Townsend. Point Wilson, named by Captain George Vancouver in 1792 after his colleague Captain George Wilson, marks the western side of the entrance to Admiralty Inlet from the Strait of Juan de Fuca and is an important landmark for vessels traveling to and from Puget Sound. This critical turn was first marked by a church bell. Recognizing that the point was often shrouded by fog, in 1865, Captain J.W. Sheldon donated a ship’s bell to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Port Townsend with the condition that the bell be rung on foggy days. Several years later, a steamer used the sound of the bell as a guide into Port Townsend harbor. John H. Yates was so touched after reading the newspaper account of the dual-role the bell played, that he wrote the hymn, “The Harbor Bell.”
Point Wilson Lighthouse – Port Townsend. Congress passed an act on June 20, 1878 appropriating $8,000 for establishing a light and fog signal at Point Wilson, but as this amount was insufficient for both aids, priority was placed on the fog signal. The fog signal machinery was built in Portland during the winter of 1878 – 1879, and on March 3, 1879, an additional $12,000 was allocated for the station. The fog signal building was built by hired labor under the direction of the district engineer, and a twelve-inch steam whistle housed therein was placed in operation on September 1, 1879, giving an eight-second blast every minute.
A $923 contract to manufacture the lantern room for the lighthouse was awarded to Smith Brothers & Watson, the lowest bidders, on July 2, 1879, and a lens, formerly used at Point Bonita, California, was sent northward to be installed at the station. Plans for the lighthouse were approved on August 12, and the district engineer supervised its construction over the next four months. C.W. Holt and a crew of eighteen men commenced construction of the lighthouse on September 2, 1879.
The lighthouse consisted of a twelve-foot-square frame tower rising to a height of forty-six-foot from the pitched roof of a two-story keeper’s dwelling. The tower first exhibited its fixed white light, which could be seen for up to thirteen miles, on December 15, 1879, and mariners “were unanimous in expressions of commendation of the excellence of the light and of the efficiency of the fog-signal.”David M. Littlefield, a Civil War veteran and local resident, was appointed the first keeper at Point Wilson and was paid an annual salary of $800. Littlefield served as keeper for four years before moving back to Port Townsend, where he would later serve as a City Councilman, Mayor, and Collector of Customs.
In 1894, a galvanized-iron oil house was built on the station grounds, and a new lens was installed in the lantern room, changing the light’s characteristic from fixed white to fixed white varied by a red flash every twenty seconds.
Water to operate the station’s steam whistle was captured from cement water sheds and stored in a brick cistern. One would think that there would always be ample rainfall in Washington, but Port Townsend lies in a rain shadow caused by the Olympic Mountains and sees little rainfall during the summer months. This proved to be an issue on September 29, 1896, when the steamer Umatilla left Victoria, British Columbia just after midnight, bound for Puget Sound in a dense fog. The fog signal at Point Wilson was inoperable due to a lack of water, and the steamship was forced to navigate by sounding its whistle at regular intervals and listening for echoes to judge its proximity to land.
The 310-foot-long Umatilla struck rocks about a mile west of Point Wilson, but Captain J.C. Hunter was able to quickly free his vessel and decided to try to reach Port Townsend. The impact punctured the Umatilla’s hull, and as the crew had failed to close the doors sealing off the ship’s five hull compartments, water quickly flooded in, quenching the engine’s fires. Realizing the danger he was in, Captain Hunter wisely ran the Umatilla aground a few hundred yards from Point Wilson Lighthouse and lowered the bow anchors to hold the ship in place. All passengers were safely offloaded, but the ship and cargo suffered roughly $100,000 in damages. Though Point Wilson’s fog signal wasn’t sounding, Captain Hunter and his pilot were censured for “overconfidence.”
High tides and stormy weather occasionally took their toll on the sandy beach on which the tower was built. In 1886, a picket fence, 5 feet high and 440 feet long, was built across the low part of the spit to catch drifting sound and build up the area where a breach seemed likely. By 1904, much of the beach had eroded, threatening the integrity of the lighthouse. The problem was temporarily fixed by 1,542 tons of stone reinforcement piled on the eastern and northern sides of the reservation.
The current lighthouse was completed in 1914, but the original lighthouse, minus its tower, continued to serve as aresidence for the keepers. The new lighthouse features a forty-nine-foot concrete tower, built in an octagonal shape to reduce wind pressure, which projects upward from a fog signal building. The light still shines from the fourth-order Fresnel lens, sending forth alternate red and white flashes every five seconds.In 1917, the Secretary of Commerce urged lighthouse keepers to cultivate as much land as possible at their stations in anticipation of food shortages during World War I. Keeper William Thomas willingly complied and that fall sent the following letter to the lighthouse inspector.
Keeper Thomas was commended by the department for the energy and zeal he showed in obtaining such fine results, and a photograph showing a potato, parsnip, carrot, and a bulb of garlic that he grew in the station’s sandy soil is preserved in the National Archives.Like those at Point Bonita and Point Loma, the light at Point Wilson was extinguished during World War II as a defense measure to protect nearby Fort Worden and the entrance to Puget Sound.
Today, a computer, located at the Coast Guard Air Station at Port Angeles, monitors the light, which was automated in 1976. The keepers’ quarters were occupied by Coast Guard personnel until 2000. During the winters of 2005 and 2006, high winds and waves pummeled the low-lying lighthouse property flooding the basement of the keepers’ dwelling and ripping the fog horn from its soundwall. The State of Washington has considered purchasing the property from the Coast Guard and combining it with nearby Fort Worden State Park, however, in 2007 the scheduled review of this proposal was delayed. Moving the lighthouse and associated buildings, which will likely cost between $3 and $5 million dollars, is considered the only long-term solution for saving the station. In the meantime, the Coast Guard is filling in the holes that have developed in the wall of rock armor built around the point.
During the summer of 2011, divers with the Marine Documentation Society visited the wreck of the Governor and discovered the ship’s bell, buried in silt. Because the divers didn’t have an expert with them to authenticate the bell, it was left with the wreckage. The owners of the salvage rights for the wreck are considering what to do with the bell once it is recovered. Placing it on exhibit at the lighthouse wouldn’t be a bad option.
Port Townsend PocketYachters
We’re centered in Jefferson County, Washington–proud home of the Northwest Maritime Center, Wooden Boat Foundation, Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding and a rich maritime history.
We’re a loose-knit group–no bylaws, commodores or membership dues–just folks who love getting out on the water together in smaller boats.
How do you join the Port Townsend Pocket Yachters?
All you have to do is register (free) on our Pocket Yachters forum on Yahoo, where members and guests share information. Here’s a link to the forum:
You can also join our new Pocket Yachters Facebook page, here:
Please see our Calender of Events, at left, and e-mail Marty Loken email@example.com
if you have questions…or if you have an event to add.
Calendar of Events
Port Townsend PocketYachters. Friday, January 1 – New Years Messabout, Puget Sound TSCA Chapter, at Maylor’s Marsh, Oak Harbor (on Whidbey Island.) Event will be shifted to Jan. 2 if weather is awful on the 1st. Details:www.tsca.net/puget/
Saturday, January 2 – New Years Messabout, Ratt Island, with members of the Port
Townsend Pocket Yachters arriving from Port Townsend and/or ramps at Mystery Bay
State Park or Fort Flagler State Park. Picnic on the beach, boat talk, rowing and sailing fun.
Saturday, Feb. 27 – Annual Shipwright’s Regatta, Port Townsend Bay, organized
by the Northwest Maritime Center. $25 registration fee; various classes for larger and
smaller boats. Details:www.nwmaritime.org
March 11-14 – Drizzle Cruise, featuring a circumnavigation of Bainbridge Island, organized by Dan Rogers of eastern Washington and supported by the Pocket Yachters and Puget Sound TSCA chapter. Details:www.tsca.net/puget/
Saturday, April 2 – Bowman Bay Messabout, Puget Sound TSCA. (Just north of Deception Pass, at the north end of Whidbey Island.) Details:www.tsca.net/puget/
Saturday, April 23 – Maritime Swap Meet, Port Townsend, at the Northwest Maritime
Saturday, April 30 – Oyster Messabout, Twanoh State Park, lower Hood Canal.
Organized by the Puget Sound chapter, TSCA. Details:www.tsca.net/puget/
Saturday, May 7 – Opening Day of Boating Season festivities, Port
Townsend Bay, with Pocket Yachters taking part in the parade, then breaking away to
row/sail over to Ratt Island for a picnic…weather permitting. Details:www.porttownsendyachtclub.org
May 14 -Pull & Be Damned Small Boat Messabout, Seafarer’s Park, Anacortes, organized by the Anacortes Small Boat Center. Details:
May 27-30 – Montague Harbour Small Boat Rendezvous, Gulf Islands, B.C., organized
by Jamie Orr of the Salish Sea Small Boat Society. Details:https://salishseasmallboatrendezvous.wordpress.com/
June 3-5 – Classic Mariners Regatta, Port Townsend Bay. Northwest Maritime Center. Details:www.nwmaritime.org
Saturday, June 11 – Pocket Yacht Palooza, Northwest Maritime Center, organized by
the Port Townsend Pocket Yachters and sponsored by Sage Marine, the Northwest
School of Wooden Boatbuilding, the Puget Sound TSCA chapter and the NWMC. Details here.
June 12-15 – Palooza Crooza, as a direct extension of the annual Pocket Yacht
Palooza, featuring 30+ small boats cruising together from Port Townsend. Our tentative plan is to take advantage of extremely modest tidal action during the week and row/sail west, overnighting in Discovery Bay, Sequim Bay and perhaps also the lagoon inside of Dungeness Spit before returning to Port Townsend. Detailshere.
Wednesday, June 22 – Race to Alaska Pre-Race Ruckus, a festive party kicking off the
R2AK and featuring a display of many Race to Alaska boats at Pope Marine Park and
along the adjoining NWMC shore. Details:www.r2ak.com
Thursday, June 23 – Start of the Race to Alaska, with Stage One to Victoria, B.C.,
leaving Port Townsend at 6 a.m. on the ebb current. The second stage to Ketchikan
begins Sunday, June 26, from Victoria. Details:www.r2ak.com
July 1-4 – Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival, Seattle, sponsored by the Center for Wooden Boats. Details: www.cwb.org
July 9-10 – Red Lantern Rally for SCAMP sailboats, Mystery Bay State Park,
Marrowstone Island, organized by Small Craft Advisor magazine. Details:www.smallcraftadvisor.com
July 8-11 – Sucia Island Small Boat Rendezvous, in the San Juans, organized by Jamie Orr or the Salish Sea Small Boat Society. Details:https://salishseasmallboatrendezvous.wordpress.com/
Saturday, July 16 – Boat School Sail-In, in Port Hadlock at the Northwest School of
Wooden Boatbuilding. Co-sponsored by the Boat School, Puget Sound chapter of
TSCA and the Port Townsend Pocket Yachters. Details: www.nwswb.edu
August 4-7 – Lake Ozette Trailerable Gathering,launching at the Lake Ozette Ranger Station ramp in Olympic National Park. The event has been conceived as a two-parter, with retired members (or anyone else who wants to spend more time on the water) launching on the 4th or 5th, with all of the early-phase boats gathering on the beach at Ericsson Bay Friday evening. Others who only have the weekend off can join in the fun Saturday and Sunday, August 6-7, with all boats at Ericsson Bay for a gathering Saturday evening. There is a pit toilet at Ericsson Bay; a Wilderness Permit is required ($5/day) and parking at the Ranger Station lot costs $20 for seven consecutive days unless you have a National/Federal parks senior card. For details, contact organizer Doug Korlann by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call his cell, (206) 963-0052.
Saturday, August 13 – Jetty Island Messabout, near the Everett waterfront,
organized by the Puget Sound TSCA chapter. Details:www.tsca.net/puget/
September 9-11 – Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, Point Hudson Marina and adjoining grounds including the
sponsoring Northwest Maritime Center. (This will be a special 40th Anniversary celebration with special emphasis on small boats–getting back to the 1977 roots of the Wooden Boat Festival–so stay tuned for special rates for
members of the Pocket Yachters and TSCA.) Details:www.nwmaritime.org
September 18-22 – “September Surprise” cruise in eastern Washington, organized by Dan Rogers. Details:www.tsca.net/puget
September 24 – Annual Fall Messabout, Potluck, and TSCA Puget Sound annual meeting, at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Port Hadlock. Pocket Yachters are part of this one, too. Details:www.tsca.net/puget
FOR DETAILS not available via above links: email Marty Loken atnorsebo
Marine Science Center – Port Townsend
OUR MISSION: INSPIRING CONSERVATION OF THE SALISH SEA
Marine Science Center – Port Townsend. The Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC) is an educational and scientific organization devoted to understanding and conserving our marine and shoreline environment.
Through its various programs, the Port Townsend Marine Science Center:
- Teaches respect for and stewardship of the myriad life forms in that environment;
- Creates active and involving educational experiences for groups, with a particular emphasis on youth;
- Provides exhibits, programs, and publications featuring local marine and shoreline habitat, history, flora, and fauna;
- Encourages meaningful volunteer experiences in PTMSC activities;
- Provides citizen science opportunities for the general public;
- Partners and cooperates with other organizations dedicated to the conservation of Puget Sound and the NW Straits;
- Encourages understanding of and participation in local, national, and international decisions impacting the marine and shoreline environment.
The Port Townsend Marine Science Center was founded in 1982 by two teachers and was initially run entirely by volunteers. Over the years the science center has continued to grow in a steady, thoughtful manner, and its volunteers, now numbering more than 100, are still integrally involved in the organization. Throughout its development, PTMSC has remained committed to its mission of inspring conservation of the Salish Sea.
Judy was a founder of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center back in 1982. Judy has had many roles at PTMSC over the years, including designing and coordinating many of our education programs for students and teachers.
Judy loves the challenge of creating experiences that make scientific information clear, accessible and interesting to everyone.
Libby was a founder of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center in 1982 along with Judy D’Amore. She has served the Center in many ways over the years including researching, designing, and creating the original contents for the Natural History Exhibit, developing and conducting teacher training workshops (Onshore/Offshore), developing and teaching the first day camps, and managing the Orca Project (with Chrissy McLean and Heather Jones).