2015 International Propeller Club of the Year

  • To promote and support maritime interests and commerce in the Puget Sound Region.
  • To support existing business and related services, including the American Merchant Marine and the Port of Tacoma.
  • To foster understanding and cooperation in the public and private sectors with regard to maritime issues.
  • To support the objectives and program of The Propeller Club of the United States.
  • To maintain support of student education through scholarship funding.

Our Purpose

​​​​The Tacoma


Propeller Club

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Officers & Board

Charles N. Curtis is a program of the Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Harbors Council.  This program was established 77 years ago on the Foss Waterway and is dedicated to serving young men and women 14 years and older.

Sea Scouts


Each year the Tacoma Propeller Club sponsors several awards, recognizing individuals in the maritime industry for exemplary service.  Awards are presented each May at the Maritime Day Luncheon.


Scholarships are awarded to the students with the highest score computed from grade point, community/school involvement, financial need, letter of recommendation, and a verbal presentation.


The Propeller Club - Port of Tacoma is the largest club on the West Coast with over 250 members.  The club is composed of a broad cross section of the industries in the greater Puget Sound area.  There is a comprehensive representation of the marine industry core companies from marine supply and marine surveyors to naval architects and marine engineers, shipping companies to port administrators, and towing companies to chemical and petroleum companies.  There are almost 200 separate companies represented.  We'd love to have you!

If you like seafood, you'll love this event. Every year the Tacoma Propeller Club hosts an annual Membership Drive better known as "Chowdown!".  Proceeds from the event go toward the Lelli Memorial Scholarship Fund.