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    I'm hoping they simply moved, somewhere better.

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    More from Port Townsend...









    from 50ft outside our cabin, where it's been storming all day (rain shadow my butt)...




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    Hey Brian where are you, Pt. Hadlock?, gotta go to Ajax Cafe

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    Dan or someone may know better, but I think that building in your first photo was Port Townsend Foundry. There should be a chandlery in the new building on Water Street. Don't know where the foundry moved to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    Hey Brian where are you, Pt. Hadlock?, gotta go to Ajax Cafe
    We're actually staying on Marrowstone Island (Nordland) and in fact had dinner at Ajax last night. Very nice place. A bit quirky too. Drove past there again today, and notice the wood boat school located right next door, and the very cool little harbor that seems to cater to the school and wood boats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    Dan or someone may know better, but I think that building in your first photo was Port Townsend Foundry. There should be a chandlery in the new building on Water Street. Don't know where the foundry moved to.
    Thanks Ron. I did a bit of GoogleFu, and see that they moved to a nice looking building more on the downtown strip. Might increase their visibility and sales to the summer tourist crowd.

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    It's the last building on the RH side of the main street, this is the end of the building I think.


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    Turns out the Reba-h is for sale...

    http://olympic.craigslist.org/boa/3431385083.html

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    Moved from the Bilge. No guns in this thread, so only the wisest members noticed it down there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post


    I'm hoping they simply moved, somewhere better.
    They moved to the new building at the Northwest Maritime Center that Paul shows. After they moved, Pete Langley(PT Foundry) moved in. I actually hung out with him until late in the night at the 2010 boat show. The coup must have been thwarted since then. Bummer.

    REBA H is the oldest power boat in Washington state. I dont remember the year, but it's at least 1880's.

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    You guys are really irritating my PTWS...(Port Townsend Withdrawal Syndrome...)
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    Okay, that's weird. I recognized the piece of driftwood because we stay at the same cabins and have for years. Say hi to Steve and Alison, if you're still here, and ask Steve about the bottle of Scotch delivered to him by water last July.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    Okay, that's weird. I recognized the piece of driftwood because we stay at the same cabins and have for years. Say hi to Steve and Alison, if you're still here, and ask Steve about the bottle of Scotch delivered to him by water last July.
    Ah, bummer, we already left. Cabin #5 was very nice.

    I did spend some time talking to Steve, didn't meet Alison though.

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    The cupola house was vacated by the Port Townsend Foundry. I'm sure they have consolidated at the foundry itself, south of town. They are not really a retail operation - their forte is fine custom bronze casting for the maritime industry. I would not be surprised if they had more of their fine and expensive parts stolen then they sold at that location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
    Ah, bummer, we already left. Cabin #5 was very nice.

    I did spend some time talking to Steve, didn't meet Alison though.
    Cabin 5 is where we stay usually. I like to get up early and go rowing, usually down around the bridge tower that goes from the mainland to Indian Island. It's a great place.

    Steve helped me last June with the starting battery on my boat crapped out. I later brought him a bottle of Lagavulin. By boat. Called him on the cell. "Where are you?" look out your window. Anchored off the beach and rowed the bottle in. Felt like a old time rum runner. He's really good people
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    BTW, this is the only boat we saw in 2 days...



    Other may have gone by unnoticed, but not many.

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    In December,there are not a lot of people out on the water for recreation. The canal between the mainland and Indian Island is narrow and shallow enough that commercial traffic doesn't use it much.

    It's different in the summer. Adventuress anchored off the beach in June 06



    We were there with a group of other Russian sidecar motorcycle folks:

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