Seattle Maritime. We put the Sea in Seattle.
Seattle Maritime. We put the Sea in Seattle.

Putting the Sea in Seattle:                Stories of the Sea

With a full field of 13 storytellers from Oregon to Canada and a packed house, the 10th Annual Stories of the Sea was a raucous night dedicated to song, poetry and storytelling about the epic adventures of commercial fishing and the maritime industry,


The annual Seattle Maritime Festival Stories of the Sea, which was sponsored by National Fisherman magazine and Pacific Marine Expo, was held on Thursday, May 10, at the Highliner Public House at Fishermen’s Terminal.


Capt. Dano Quinn was the night’s big winner, taking first place in the Spoken Word Story and winning the Best Overall Presentation Award. Alice Winship took home first prize in the Story Song category. A total of $600 in prizes were awarded.


Spoken Word Story

First Place: Capt. Dano Quinn ($150)

Second Place: Jeff Stonehill ($100)

Third Place: Jeff Engle ($50)


Story Song

First Place: Alice Winship ($100)

Second Place: Fae Wiedenhoeft ($50)

Third Place: Wendy Joseph ($25)


Best Overall Performance: Capt. Dano Quinn ($100)

Honorable Mention: Jay Ubelhart ($25)


Each performer had 10 minutes to perform. Each story (spoken word or song) by an artist during a performance was judged individually and artists could win multiple cash prizes based on their performance. Performers were judged based on if it is an Original Story, Creativity, Presentation & Stage Presence, Imagery, Poetic/literary Content, If You Have Worked in the Maritime Industry, and Nautical Relevance. Representatives of the maritime industry will judge the performers


Stories of the Sea kicked off the annual Harley Marine Seattle Maritime Festival, which is presented by the Seattle Propeller Club and the Port of Seattle.

Upcoming Events

Join the celebration of our working waterfront.


Seattle Maritime Festival


Opening of Cruise Season


May 4

Opening Day of Boating Season sponsored by Seattle Yacht Club

Lake Union, Ship Canal, Lake Washington


May 9

Stories of the Sea Maritime Poetry and Song Slam sponsored by National Fisherman Magazine and Pacific Marine Expo

Highliner Public House, Fishermen’s Terminal


May 10

Walking Tour of Fishermen's Terminal - FREE

10:30 a.m. - Noon

Sponsored by the Port of Seattle

RSVP to come


May 11 and 12

Northwest Paddling Festival sponsored by Northwest Marine Trade Association

Lake Sammamish State Park, Issaquah


May 11

Seattle Maritime Festival Family Fun Day sponsored by the Seattle Propeller Club

Seattle Maritime Academy


May 17           

Seattle Maritime Festival Breakfast sponsored by the Seattle Propeller Club

Marriot Waterfront Hotel


May 17

Tacoma Propeller Club Chowdown   


May 22

National Maritime Day


All Events Subject to change.

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