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April 21, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Montana man dies in Port Townsend capsizing

The Associated Press PORT TOWNSEND — A Montana man died after a small sailboat capsized Sunday near Port Townsend. Police says 57-year-old Stephen I. Halpin of Huson, Mont., was sailing with his wife and another woman in a gathering of dinghies known as SCAMP boats when their vessel overturned. Another sailor picked up the three from the water, and…


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November 4, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Woman who fell off Port Townsend bluff lived nearby

The Associated Press PORT TOWNSEND — A woman who fell to her death off a Port Townsend bluff lived nearby, and police say it appears to be an accident. Police say 59-year-old Kristine Kay Deshong was alone when she fell over the edge, and there’s no indication of a crime. Deputy Police Chief Michael Evans told the Peninsula…


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September 18, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Clean Port Townsend beach, get free beer

PORT ANGELES (AP) — Help clean a beach, get a free beer. That’s the deal for volunteers Saturday at the Pourhouse craft beer taproom in Port Townsend. Volunteers have to register with the Marine Science Center in the parking lot. They’ll be assigned to a beach and asked to record what kind of trash is collected. The…


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February 6, 2013 at 8:54 PM

$100,000 in bronze ship pieces taken in Port Townsend heist

Around $100,000 in bronze ship parts were stolen Tuesday night from the Port Townsend Foundry by robbers who spraypainted the marine business’ windows black to avoid being seen, according to the Three Sheets Northwest blog. Sometime between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday, thieves cut a hole into a chain-link fence behind the…


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January 6, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Water main break closes Highway 20 in Port Townsend

A water-main break in downtown Port Townsend has closed Highway 20 this morning between Washington Street and the state ferry terminal. Traffic is being rerouted on city streets around the flooding and no delays are reported on ferry crossings. City public works crews responded to a report of a water-main break around 3 a.m. today near the…


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November 28, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Dye pack explodes at Port Townsend credit union

The Associated Press PORT TOWNSEND — The Kitsap Credit Union expects the Federal Reserve will replace money that was stained red when a dye pack exploded accidentally at the branch in Port Townsend. The Peninsula Daily News reports one employee was checked out at a hospital as a precaution Tuesday and firefighters ventilated the building…


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September 25, 2012 at 5:35 PM

7 in Seattle family sickened by paralytic shellfish poisoning

The Associated Press PORT TOWNSEND – Seven members of a Seattle family were hospitalized after eating mussels from a Discovery Bay beach near Port Townsend that has been closed by the state since July because of high levels of biotoxin. Jefferson County Public Health says members of the unnamed vacationing family, ages 19 to 68, fell ill…


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December 28, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Woman's body found floating off Port Townsend

A woman’s body was found in Port Townsend Bay on Wednesday afternoon, after apparently floating for weeks in the water. Construction workers at first thought it was a buoy, but two men taking photos discerned what they saw, and called 911 just before 3 p.m., near City Pier downtown. Teeth and identifying marks may help with identification,…


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