The Pacific NW's Premier Maritime Festival
Each September during the second weekend of the month the NW Maritime Center and the community of Port Townsend Washington host one of the largest maritime festivals in the United States. Over a three day weekend, over 35,000 people will visit the town to walk the docks, talk to builders, attend boat building and maintenance classes, row, sail, and generally mess about in boats. The event is a celebration of coastal community life and maritime culture. These photographs attempt to capture the art and spirit of the weekend.