Kitsap Maritime Heritage Foundation


Kitsap Maritime Heritage Foundation March Newsletter


Kitsap Maritime Heritage Foundation

9756 Ogle Rd NE

Bremerton, WA.  98311

Tel 360.633.7421

March 1, 2017


Hello Fellow Tall Ship Admirers,


We are sending this to update you on how the Tall Ship Fiddlers Dream restoration is progressing and to let you know some of the exciting events that are coming up.  Deck plank installation is still in progress and almost 50% complete.  Don’t forget to purchase your deck plank piece.  This is a perfect gift for the person who has everything. All Deck Plank Pieces are 6 inches long. If you have forgotten the purchase price here is a reminder.

Covering Board Plank – planks used at the outside curved edge of the deck, 8 inches wide and 1.5 inches thick- $200

King Plank – planks used down the center of the deck, 8 inches wide and 1.5 inches thick – $150

Deck Plank – planks used to cover the remaining of the deck, 3.5 inches wide and 1.5 inches thick – $100

The work parties to perform the deck plank installation will be advertised on our web site or social media and those who have volunteered will be sent the information directly via email.  There is usually something going on every weekend so join in or come check out the progress. Our volunteers are doing great work and the Shipwrights are very happy with the results of the hard work they are doing.  

One of the events we were involved with on February 28 was the Fat Tuesday Parade at the Clearwater Casino. We had fun and will get $500 for participating.  Rob Hollett designed our float and was our parade lead.  This picture shows him and Board Director Cassandra Rowland waiting to start the Parade with our float.

On March 1, Kitsap Maritime was at the Green Drinks Non-Profit Celebration at the Best Western Hotel in Silverdale.  It was a great time to share who we are and get to know other non-profits.   The members that attended were Regan Weigel, Carolyn Thomas, Marjorie Rowland and Jonathan Thomas.  Here is a picture of all of them at the event. 

Brownsville Yacht Club is sponsoring a “Pier Peer” on March 10 at the Brownsville marina. Kitsap Maritime will be there to assist. It starts at 6 PM and goes to 8 PM.  

The West Sound STEM Showcase is scheduled for April 22, 2017 at the Kitsap Mall.  Kitsap Maritime will be there again this year to demonstrate how to use STEM to sail a boat.

Put on your calendar May 2, 2017.  That is the date of the next Kitsap Great Give.   This is a great way to donate to any of your favorite non-profit organizations and there are matching funds given by the sponsors of the event. We will be giving you more details as the date gets closer.


Thanks to all of those that have donated in the last few months.  The amount we now need to raise is about $189,000.  Here are all the ways that you can donate funds to help restore our vessel.  

Go Fund Me Page – You can view it by going to our Facebook page or you can go directly to   

Amazon Smile – If you want to order something through Amazon, go to and choose Kitsap Maritime as your charity of choice.  Then order what you want and .5% will go to Kitsap Maritime at no additional cost to you.  It’s a great program and we hope you take advantage of it.

Memberships into Kitsap Maritime Heritage Foundation – There are different levels that offer discounts and other items for being a member and these are described on our web site.  They are anywhere from $40 to $1500.  At this time we are offering these memberships for a 2 year period.  This means it will start on January 1, 2017 and end December 31, 2018.  As a member you will also receive the newsletters and other information keeping you informed of what your organization is doing.

Deck Plank Piece – As described above you can own a “piece” of Fiddlers Dream by purchasing a Deck Plank Piece.

Cash Donation – Just contact us and we will be glad to assist you with your donation.

In Kind Donation – We are always looking for tools and equipment to help with restoration.  If you have something you think we can use, give us a call and we will let you know.


Remember, all of your donations are tax deductible since we are a nonprofit organization.


Thank You,


Jonathan Thomas

Chairman of the Board