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“Terrific place to stop, browse”

Northwest Maritime Center
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Very good coffee, nice maritime shop with good stuff for boaters and watchers alike. Set at the end of town, there's a wooden boat center, a ships chandler, a coffee shop, and a rowing venue. All set amidst a small marina.

Thank billybobgomer
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

The view from the upstairs deck is splendid. On a sunny Sunday, we were driving from Chimacum to Port Townsend and happened to see what looked like a sailboat regatta starting to form up in the blue water below. Thinking where we could stop and watch, my sweetheart pointed us straight through town and parked at the NWMC where we had a perfect view of the race from the upper deck. A small handicapped-accessible elevator allowed yours truly to gain the elevation, and a friendly bench was available for sitting. We saw boats of every sort coming in and out of the marina to our left, and watched kayakers, daysailors, the WS Ferries and the occasional cargo ship come and go, while below we saw families playing at the water's edge.
The Center has restrooms which are always clean, lots of boats and boat builders to watch, a small-but-cozy coffee shop and a chandlery full of seafarer's delights, not the least of which is a wall of books which is almost always dotted with the pernicious northwest bibliophilious habitué. My favorite feature (besides the books and the brass and the amazing collection of navigational charts) is the wall-size photo of a sailing yacht in full sail. Go anytime, true sailors don't mind the weather.

Thank J S
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Tours will show you all of the fabulous aspects of our NW Maritime Center....including the new Navigation Bridge for training our youngsters to be more invoved in our maritime trade and experiences here in Port Townsend. Lovely "Chandlery" gift shop as well. Gorgeous view for visitors 24/7 outside steps!!

Thank Sharon W
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Great use of the place. Huge but beautiful. Showcases one of the big interests in Port Townsend. Stop by when you are in PT.

Thank Helen R
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Overstated and Pretentious.
Not much here really A clasic tourist trap. Lots of over priced merchandice in the tourist shop. Not where the real boat builders hang out.

Thank Jim S
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