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San Francisco, Sausalito Set for Tall Ship Tours, Excursions


San Francisco


Sausalito

Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain have scheduled their annual spring visits to Pier 40 in San Francisco and the Bay Model in Sausalito in March. Here’s the ships’ public schedule:

San Francisco
3/6: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
3/7-8: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
3/7-8: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Adventure Sail, $39-$47.
3/10-11: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
3/12: 9 a.m. to noon, transit to Bay Model, Sausalito, $63.

Sausalito
3/13: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
3/14-15: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
3/14-15: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Battle Sail, $39-$75.
3/15: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Adventure Sail, $39-$47.
3/17-20: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
3/21-22: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
3/21-22: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Battle Sail, $39-$75.
3/22: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Adventure Sail, $39-$47.
3/24-27: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
3/28-29: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
3/28-29: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Battle Sail, $39-$75.
3/29: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Adventure Sail, $39-$47.

Battle Sails are three-hour, two-ships cannon battles that recreate the feel of an 18th century skirmish at sea. Tickets are $75 adults, $67 students/seniors/active military, $39 children 12 and under. Adventure Sails are family-oriented experiences that feature opportunities for guests to help raise a sail, learn a sea shanty, and take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. Tickets are $47 adults and $39 for children 12 and under. Purchase tickets online or call 800-200-5239.

Walk-on tours are self-guided opportunities to learn more about the ships and their travels and home port of Grays Harbor, Wash. A $3 donation per person is appreciated. No reservations are required.


San Francisco


Sausalito

Oakland’s Jack London Square Hosts Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain

Two regular tall ship visitors return to Oakland’s Jack London Square next month to meet extra demand for the vessels’ popular hands-on living history education programs for elementary school students. The topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain arrives Friday, February 6. The brig Lady Washington pulls into her berth Friday, February 20. Hawaiian Chieftain was originally scheduled to sail into Oakland on February 20, but changed her schedule at the request of Bay Area teachers and schools.

Both ships are offering one-hour dockside and three-hour sailing programs for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders, although students in all grades K-12 benefit from the programs. Students board the ships and learn basic navigation, oceanography, and they study the lives of 18th century sailors at three learning stations: Life of a Sailor, Life of an Officer, and Early Trade. Students participate in several hands-on activities, including hoisting a sail and learning a sailor’s work song.

Jack London Square logoThe ships will also open for ticketed weekend excursions, including Battle Sails and Adventure Sails. Battle Sails feature cannon fire with real cannon and real gunpowder, but no cannon balls. Adventure Sails are family-oriented experiences with opportunities to raise a sail, learn a sea shanty, and take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. Ticket prices range from $39 to $75. For a detailed schedule, visit the Historical Seaport Public Sail Schedule. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 800-200-5239.

Walk-on tours are self-guided opportunities to learn more about Lady Washington and her travels. A $3 donation per person is appreciated. No reservations are required.

Columbia River Voyage Announced for July and August, 2015

UPDATE: August stops in Hood River and Washougal added. || Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain have announced an extended voyage on the Columbia River in July and August, 2015. The two vessels will visit 11 ports and offer educational programs, public sailing excursions, and public walk-on tours at most locations. Lady Washington is the official ship of Washington state, and Hawaiian Chieftain accompanies her on her voyages. The last extended trip on the Columbia River was in 2013. Here’s the list of 2015 stops with public availability.

July 5: Depart Aberdeen
July 10-12: Kalama
July 16-20: Stevenson
July 22-23: Hood River
July 25-27: The Dalles
July 31-August 10: Pasco
August 13-14: Arlington
August 17-19: Hood River
August 22-23: Washougal
August 26: Cathlamet
August 28: Ilwaco

Tickets for two-hour and three-hour excursions for all dates are available now. See the Public Sails Schedule for specific dates and times The ships are also working with local organizations on charters and special events. For information on chartering Lady Washington and/or Hawaiian Chieftain, visit the Charters page or call 800-200-5239.

Tickets are now available for Passages, the port-to-port daytime transits made by each vessel as they make their way up or down-river. Details and online purchasing is available on the Public Sail Schedule of the ships’ website or call 800-200-5239.

Launched in 1989 in celebration of Washington state’s centennial, Lady Washington is a wooden replica of one of the first U.S.-flagged vessels to visit the west coast of North America. Among her commanders was Robert Gray, who later discovered and named the mouth of the Columbia River. The modern replica sails to more than 40 ports a year delivering hands-on living history education programs to K-12 students and the general public. Hawaiian Chieftain is a steel-hulled interpretation of a typical 19th century coastal trader built in Hawaii in 1988.

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January to June 2015 Tall Ships Sailing Schedule Announced

Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority has announced Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain’s January to June 2015 schedule. The vessels will visit 15 ports in California, Oregon, and Washington before returning to their home port of Seaport Landing in Aberdeen, Wash. At each stop, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will offer public tours, public sailing excursions, and hands-on living history educational programs for K-12 students. Here is the list of ports and dates:

Jan. 1-12: Long Beach, Calif.
Jan. 13 – Feb. 4: Ventura, Calif.
Feb. 5-16: Oxnard, Calif.
Feb. 20 – March 4: Oakland, Calif.
March 5-11: San Francisco
March 12-30: Sausalito, Calif.
March 31 – April 13: Redwood City, Calif.
April 17-22: Eureka, Calif.
April 23-27: Crescent City, Calif.
April 30 – May 12: Coos Bay, Ore.
May 14-26: Newport, Ore.
May 29 – June 1: Ilwaco, Wash.
June 2-15: Astoria, Ore.
June 17-21: Westport, Wash.
June 22 – July 5: Aberdeen, Wash.

People interested in adventure travel experiences may purchase tickets for some port-to-port transits of Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. For information, visit our Passages page or call 800-200-5239.

Built in 1989, the wooden-hulled Lady Washington is the official ship of Washington state. The vessel has appeared in several film and TV productions, such as recent episodes of “Once Upon A Time” and “Revolution.” Hawaiian Chieftain, a steel-hulled topsail ketch launched in 1988, travels with Lady Washington delivering education programs to K-12 students in public schools, private schools, and in home-school groups. Information about education program is available by calling 800-200-5239 or visit the Education Programs page.

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$23,000 Grant Awarded to GHHSA

Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority is pleased to announce a grant of $23,000 from the Grays Harbor Community Foundation for the support of redevelopment plans at Seaport Landing. The grant will be used to purchase services for a structural assessment of Building 8.

“The funding will also cover half of the cost of developing a schematic design for the building,” said GHHSA Executive Director Les Bolton. “That 50 percent funding will be matched with cash contributions and in-kind services from individuals and businesses. We’re grateful for the continuing support of Seaport Landing by GHCF.”

In 2013, the Weyerhaeuser Company donated 38-acres of a former sawmill in south Aberdeen to GHHSA. The public development authority is currently working on a master plan for the entire property. The GHCF grant comes from its “Fund for Grays Harbor.”

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