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Lady Washington, Hawaiian Chieftain Schedule Everett Visit

The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain have scheduled a six-day visit to Everett, which includes the weekend of the annual Fresh Paint Festival. The ships arrive at the Port of Everett Marina, 1700 West Marine View Drive, Everett, August 12, and they will stay through August 16 and 17, the dates of the festival. Both ships will offer public tours and sailing programs during their visit. Here’s the ships’ schedule:

8/12: Arrive from Coupeville.
8/13: Noon to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
8/13: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail, $33.
8/14-15: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
8/15: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail, $43.
8/16-17: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
8/16-17: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Battle Sail, $43-$63.
8/16: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail, $43.
8/18: Depart for Bremerton.

Evening Sails are romantic, hands-on living history experiences that include an opportunity to help raise a sail, learn a sea shanty, and take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. The Wednesday, August 13 Evening Sail is value-priced at $33 for all ages. Other Evening Sails are $43 all ages. Battle Sails are recreations of a typical 18th-century naval skirmish between two tall ships, featuring real cannon fire with real gunpowder, but no cannon balls. Tickets are $63 adults, $53 students/seniors/active military, $43 children 12 and under. Tickets for all sailings are available online or by calling 800-200-5239.

Walk-on tours are opportunities for the public to board the ships and speak with the crews, who will be in period costume. A $3 donation per person is appreciated. No reservations are required.

Coupeville Ready to Host Tall Ships During August Festival

The island community of Coupeville will host the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain during the town’s annual Arts & Crafts Festival. The ships are scheduled to arrive on August 8 and offer public tours and premium sailing excursions on the festival days of August 9 and 10. The ships will berth at the City Dock near downtown Coupeville. Here’s the ships’ schedule:

8/8: Arrive from Port Ludlow.
8/9-10: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
8/9-10: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Battle Sail, $43-$63.
8/9: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail (Lady Washington only), $43.
8/11: Private charters.
8/12: Depart for Everett.

Battle Sails are exciting three-hour excursions featuring both vessels in a recreation of a typical 18th century naval skirmish. The vessels fire real cannon with real gunpowder, but no cannon balls. Tickets are $63 adults, $53 students/seniors/active military, $43 children 12 and under. An Evening Sail is a romantic two-hour experience with an opportunity to help the crew operate Lady Washington by raising a sail, learning a sea shanty, or taking the helm, conditions permitting. Evening Sail tickets are $43 all ages. Purchase tickets by calling 800-200-5239 or online.

Walk-on tours are opportunities to tour the ships and speak to the crews, who will be wearing period costumes. A $3 donation per person is appreciated. No reservations are required.

Tall Ships Plan Stop at Port Ludlow August 5, 6, 7

The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will make a three-day stop at Port Ludlow during their summer 2014 tour of Puget Sound ports. The vessels are scheduled to arrive at the Port Ludlow Marina, 1 Gull Drive, Port Ludlow August 5 and stay through August 7. Both vessels will offer public tours and two-hour Evening Sails during their visit. Here’s their schedule:

8/5: Arrive from Blaine.
8/6-7: Noon to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
8/6: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail
8/7: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail
8/8: Depart for Coupeville.

An Evening Sail is a romantic two-hour excursion with an opportunity to learn about the maritime history of the Pacific Northwest. Guests are invited to help raise a sail, learn a sea shanty, and take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. The Evening Sails in Port Ludlow are value-priced at $33 per person. All ages are welcome. Purchase tickets online or call 800-200-5239.

Walk-on tours are a chance to visit the ships and speak to the crews, who will be dressed in period costume. A $3 donation per person is appreciated. No reservations are required.

Blaine to Welcome Tall Ships During Drayton Harbor Days

Lady Washington, the Official Ship of Washington State, and her companion ship Hawaiian Chieftain, will visit Blaine July 29 to August 3, including Drayton Harbor Days, which take place August 2-3. The ships will offer public sailings and walk-on tours from Blaine Harbor, 235 Marine Dr., Blaine, throughout their visit. Here’s the ships’ public schedule:

7/29 – 8/1: Noon to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation per person.
7/30: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail (Lady Washington), $33.
8/1: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail, (Lady Washington), $43.
8/2-3: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation per person.
8/2-3: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Battle Sails, $43-$63.
8/2: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail, $43.
8/3: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Adventure Sail, $43.

Battle Sails are three-hour sailing excursions featuring both vessels, which recreate a typical 18th century naval skirmish with cannon fire, close-quarters maneuvers, and a chance for guests to verbally taunt their adversaries. Tickets are $63 for adults, $53 for students/seniors/active military, and $43 for children 12 and under. Adventure Sails and Evening Sails are two-hour family-oriented excursions with opportunities for guests to help sail the ships, including raising a sail, learning a sea shanty, and taking the helm, conditions permitting. Tickets are $43 all ages. The Evening Sail on Wednesday, July 30, is value-priced at $33. Purchase tickets online or call 800-200-5239.

Walk-on tours are a chance to visit Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain at the dock and speak with the crews. A $3 per person donation is appreciated. Advance reservations are not required.

Tall Ships’ Schedule for Summer 2014 in Puget Sound

The tall ships Lady Washington, the official ship of the state of Washington, and Hawaiian Chieftain, have announced their ports of call for their summer 2014 season. The ships are scheduled to visit nine communities on Washington’s Pacific Coast and the Puget Sound region. Festivals welcoming the ships include Rusty Scupper Pirate Daze in Westport, Aberdeen SPLASH, Drayton Harbor Days in Blaine, Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival, Everett Fresh Paint Festival, and Westport Salmon Days. Lady Washington is also celebrating the 25th anniversary of her launch in Aberdeen. Here’s the current ports of call list.

June 5-19: Aberdeen
June 20-22: Westport (Rusty Scupper Pirate Daze)
June 24-July 6: Aberdeen (SPLASH, July 4)
July 10-20: Anacortes
July 21-25: San Juan Islands
July 26-27: Anacortes
July 29-Aug. 3: Blaine (Drayton Harbor Days)
Aug. 6-7: Port Ludlow
Aug. 9-11: Coupeville (Arts & Crafts Festival)
Aug. 13-17: Everett (Fresh Paint Festival)
Aug. 19-24: Bremerton
Aug. 26-Sept. 1: Kirkland
Sept. 16-25: Aberdeen
Sept. 27-28: Westport (Salmon Days)

At each stop, the ships will schedule several sailing excursions. Battle Sails feature a recreation of a typical 18th century naval gun battle between two tall ships, including real cannon fire (but no cannon balls). Adventure Sails are family-oriented experiences with a chance to help raise a sail, learn a sea shanty, or take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. Evening Sails are romantic excursions that take advantage of Pacific Northwest sunsets. Tickets go on sale for specific sailings in early spring, 2014.

Tickets are on sale now for the 2014 Expedition Voyages Family and Youth Camps July 21-25 in the San Juan Islands. Following in the wake of maritime explorers George Vancouver, Robert Gray, and Charles Wilkes, guests learn to set sail and stand watch as they explore the islands with trained naturalists. There’ll be time for a day hike and a brisk swim. Purchase tickets now or call 800-200-5239.