Kitsap Maritime Heritage Foundation


May-June 2017 Newsletter

Kitsap Maritime Heritage Foundation
9756 Ogle Rd NE
Bremerton, WA. 98311
Tel 360.633.7421
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June 2, 2017
Ahoy 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 99% complete. We will be having the “Whiskey Plank Celebration” on June 10, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM. You can purchase a deck plank piece at that time. 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 and1.5 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 are changing their course from decking to installing seam cork and prepping for tank installation. Those who have volunteered will be sent the information of dates and times directly via email. There is usually something going on every weekend so join in or come check out the progress.
The KITSAP GREAT GIVE was on May 2, 2017, and we raised $2,550. Though we missed our goal, we thank all of those that donated on that day. Those that donated before 9 AM will be receiving a Kitsap Maritime T shirt. And the winner of the pie throwing privilege is Sara Owens. We’ll let you know when this is going to happen and of course, it will be recorded and posted on facebook.
Recently we have been posting on our Facebook site different items that you can identify. Hereis one of the knots that is on the site. Can you identify what it is called?

APRIL 23, we honored our volunteers on that date with a Hot Dog BBQ at the Kitsap Maritime Office from 12 PM to 4 PM. We presented our longtime volunteer Mark Freeland with a special “Thank You”. Here is a picture of the some of the people that attended.

Thanks to all of those that have donated in the last few months. The amount we now need to raise is about $179,000. Here are all the ways that you can donate funds to help restore our vessel including a new way. Fred Meyer Rewards – Fred Meyer is offering you a chance to donate to your favorite nonprofit organization. You just sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Kitsap Maritime Heritage Foundation at or drop in to their service desk. You can find us by name or number 80143. You will still earn you Rewards Points as you do today but Fred Meyer will donate to your selected non-profit. A great way to donate without it costing you anything! 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. Currently we need flashlights.
Remember, all of your donations are tax deductible since we are a nonprofit organization.
Thank You,
Jonathan Thomas
Chairman of the Board