Dear She Tells Sea Tales fans and Girls’ Boat Project supporters,

We have officially decided to cancel the March 14th She Tells Sea Tales event. As you are well aware, we are navigating the impacts of Coronavirus on our community and it seems prudent to cancel this gathering.

The good news is that you can still get a taste of She Tells Sea Tales! We invite you to listen to KPTZ 91.9 this Friday, March 13th from 3:30-4:30 PM for a special reading from a few of our 2020 She Tells Sea Tales scheduled readers.

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An evening of sea stories in support of the Girls’ Boat Project

She Tells Sea Tales is an evening of sea stories told by female mariners in support of the Girls’ Boat Project, a program of the Northwest Maritime Center for girls aged 12-18.
Artwork by Hannah Viano

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About the Girls’ Boat Project

The Girls’ Boat Project is a program for middle school girls that creates an inclusive, supportive space for young women to work together and gain confidence through learning skills in boat building, woodworking, and sailing. The program is led and taught by an all-female staff of educators and professional mariners.

The Project meets every Wednesday afternoon from 1:30-4:30 throughout the school year and culminates with an journey on Port Townsend Bay in the Spring.

Read our blog to learn more about the Girls’ Boat Project.

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“She Tells Sea Tales celebrates the successes and tribulations of working and traveling on the water. It celebrates the joys and frustrations of being a minority in a male-dominated endeavor.”
– Kelley Watson

Get a taste of this beloved event!

Listen to some of your favorite past speakers on the KPTZ website.

“To those of us who work and play on the water, She Tells Sea Tales shines a light on the work we do, the grit we bring, and the joy we find on the ocean. We hope the event shares these stories with the rest of the world and inspires the next generation of young women and men to pursue their dreams no matter what they are or what gender stereotypes tell them they need to be.”
– Kelley Watson

Past She Tells Sea Tales Speakers

Michelle Boroski
Hali Boyd
Nahja Chimenti
Kaci Cronkhite
Nancy Erley
Mary Jane Gibson
Katie Guiliano
Carol Hasse.
Leslie Lincoln
Margie McDonald
Cait Miller
Robin Mills
Kat Murphy
Bonnie Obremski
Sue Schaeffer
Rachel Slattery
Kate Starling
Barb Trailer
Ava Veitenhans
Kai Wallin
Shannon Ward

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For questions about the Girls’ Boat Project, please contact Chrissy McLean at For questions about donations, please call 360.385.3628 x127 or email