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Welcome to the online home of The Pacific Northwest Maritime Heritage Council.

For more than 25 years, the Pacific Northwest Maritime Heritage Council has worked cooperatively to protect and promote the stories of the boats, ships, explorers, tribes and others who have made the Northwest the place that it is today. The Council is made up of those museums, historic vessels, historic societies, lighthouses, historians and historic sites that together tell the complete story of where we come from.

The Council meets twice a year, usually at the site of one of the member museums, ships, parks, or historic societies.  We meet to share stories, successes, challenges, and to meet new friends in the community with whom we share a common interest.  You are invited to join us an help preserve our region’s maritime heritage.

For more information on whom to talk to in your area, see our contacts page.