Our mission is to provide educational, vocational, recreational and ambassadorial activities and experiences that promote and preserve the maritime history of Grays Harbor, the Pacific Northwest, and our nation while serving the needs of the community.
For an insiders look at life aboard our vessels, check out the trailer to the upcoming documentary The Passage, by Emmy-award-winning director Maranatha Hay premiering spring of 2013.
We are Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, a municipal 501 (c)(3) educational non-profit based in Aberdeen, Washington. We bring maritime history to life aboard our two beautiful tall ships, the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. Our programs include:
- Education Programs for All Ages
- Public Adventure and Battle Sails
- Charters—Private and Corporate
- Film Charters
- Dockside Tours
- “Two Weeks Before the Mast” Sail Training for Adults
- Family Camp in the Puget Sound
- Passages to Sea
- Longboat programs
- Vocational/Pre-vocational Programs at Seaport Learning Center
For 25 years, we have provided hands on education opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds. With a focus on teamwork and empowerment our programs explore our shared human history and our connections to the worlds oceans; yesterday, today and tomorrow.
We were chartered by the city of Aberdeen, Washington in 1986, to operate and steward the 112’ brig Lady Washington, the official ship of Washington state. In 2005 we purchased the 103’ topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain, doubling our educational program capacity and the beginning of our exciting battle sails!
Homeport Grays Harbor
Our current focus is to develop a first-class maritime heritage center in Aberdeen, click for more information about the Seaport Landing campaign, and to offer more class sponsorships and scholarship funding for people who wish to sail with us. This includes scholarships to 4th and 5th graders based on financial need, and merit-based scholarships to people 16+ who wish to become sailors. If you can help, please contact us.
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