Port Townsend, Washington Boat Haven

Port Townsend, Washington

featuring Earl Klugh's "I'm Falling"

Founded in the mid-1800s, Port Townsend, Washington was expected by many to become a dominant port city on the West Coast. Despite significant investment and early successes, Port Townsend was overshadowed by other northwestern cities. Lack of confidence by investors– including the Northern Pacific Railroad– caused the city to shrink into a quiet community now known for its abundance of Victorian architecture, artists, and retirees.

The Port of Port Townshend Boat Haven, featured in this video, was built in the 1960s and favors smaller boats (the marina’s slips start at 20 feet). Wooden docks (instead of concrete) add to the city’s historic atmosphere, and even the boats are often wooden. In fact, Port Townshend is home to the Wooden Boat Festival– the largest in North America– and a wooden boatbuilding industry.

Earl Klugh is contemporary jazz guitarist originally from Detroit, Michigan. Since his first album in 1976, Klugh has received twelve career Grammy nominations and produced more than twenty albums– five of them reaching No. 1 on the jazz charts. Klugh is a favorite of adult contemporary radio and regarded by some to be one of the best acoustic guitarists in the world.

Links

Port of Port Townsend, Washington
Enjoy Port Townsend: Visitors Site
City Guide to Port Townsend
Official Site of Earl Klugh


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