On September 10, 2009 the Northwest Maritime Center opened its doors to the public for a tour of the new facility located in Port Townsend, Washington. The mission of the Northwest Maritime Center is to engage and educate people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life, in a spirit of adventure and discovery. From sailing to rowing, family boat building to marine trades, you'll find year-round activities to connect with people, boats and the sea. Go to http://nwmaritime.org/ for more information. Featured in this video are Stanley Cummings, NW Maritime Center Executive Director, Andy Gale, Longboat Programs Manager, Karen McCormick, First Federal Board President, Brent Shirley, Former NW Maritime Center Board President, Shelia Westerman, former Port Townsend City Council member, Dave Robison, former City of Port Townsend planner, Michelle Sandoval, City of Port Townsend mayor, Brent Shirley, the original chairman of the board, as well as ZoAnne and Harry Dudley, Hastings family members and supporters of the NW Maritime Center development. Our reporter is Katherine Baril, WSU Jefferson County Extension director.