Cruisers, mark your calendars. Dates for TrawlerFest in Bremerton in Washington State and Baltimore have been set. Bremerton happens May 1-6 and Baltimore, Sept. 25-29. (As previously announced TrawlerFest in Stuart, Florida, is scheduled for March 6-11.)
Baltimore is the big news, however--the fact that TrawlerFest is returning to the city after a three years on Kent Island. The venue is the newly renovated Harbor East Marina, surrounded by tony shops, fine restaurants and cool taverns.
Picturesque Bremerton is located on one of the protected harbors of Puget Sound and serves as a gateway to one of the greatest playgrounds in the United States. The Olympic Peninsula is a place of mountains, glaciers, forests, lakes, mountain streams and the Pacific Ocean. Within its corporate limits, Bremerton has the best equipped Navy Yard in the United States, constantly overhauling and repairing warships.
The ferry from Seattle takes an hour and docks a short walk from Bremerton Marina
The city of 38,000 has a lively restaurant scene and other amenities. Bremerton’s U.S. Navy Museum features more than 18,000 objects, and the Vietnam War-era destroyer USS Turner Joy is preserved and open for tours a short walk from the event.
Stand by. Seminar info and ticketing for TrawlerFest-Bremerton will be posted sometime in February. Info for Baltimore will follow by early summer.