Tall ships Lady Washington, Hawaiian Chieftain return to Aberdeen in September

August 20, 2013 

Enjoying a warm Monday afternoon kayaker John Birbeck passes alongside the 112-foot Lady Washington, a replica of an 18th-century brig, along with her sister tall ship, Hawaiian Chieftain, which is a ketch(at right) at Percival Landing, The state's official ship, the Lady Washington, also gained cinematic fame while appearing as the pirate ship "The Interceptor" in the popular "Pirates of the Caribbean:The Curse of the Black Pearl" movie.(Steve Bloom/The Olympian)


The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will return to Grays Harbor in September for maintenance.

Lady Washington will arrive at Seaport Landing on September 5, when she'll undergo a complete electrical refit, including shore power, generators, and new bunk lighting.

The Hawaiian Chieftain will visit Port Townsend for regular maintenance from Sept. 4-15, and then sail to Aberdeen, arriving on Sept. 18. 

Hawaiian Chieftain will open for public visits and excursions from Sept. 21-Oct. 4.

Here is the ship's Aberdeen schedule:

Sept. 21-22: Walk-on tours from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $3 donation per person requested; 2-4 p.m., an adventure sail on the Hawaiian Chieftain only, $39 for all ages.

Sept. 28-29: Walk-on tours, $3 donation per person; Adventure sail on the Hawaiian Chieftain only, $39 all ages.

Oct. 1-4: Walk-on tours, 4-5 p.m., $3 donation per person requested.

Crew members will be available for questions.

Adventure sails are two-hour, family-friendly excursions featuring sea shanties, maritime stories, and a chance to help raise a sail or take the wheel, conditions permitting.

To purchase tickets, visit www.historicalseaport.org, or call 800-200-5239.



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