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Crescent City Harbor Welcomes Lady Washington, Hawaiian Chieftain April 23-27

The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will visit Crescent City Harbor April 23-27 and offer educational programs and public excursions, including popular Battle Sails. The ships will tie up at Citizens Dock. Lady Washington is the official ship of Washington State. Hawaiian Chieftain is an interpretation of a typical coastal trader from the early 19th century. Here’s the ships’ public schedule:

4/24: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
4/24: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail, $45.
4/25-26: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
4/25-26: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Battle Sails, $39-$75.
4/25: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail, $45.
4/26: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Adventure Sail, $39-$47.

The three-hour Battle Sails feature real cannon firing real gunpowder and using close-quarters maneuvers similar to ships in an 18th century naval skirmish. Tickets are $75 adults, $67 students/seniors/active military, $39 children 12 and under. Passengers in the two-hour, family-oriented Adventure Sail are invited to help the crew raise a sail, sing a sea shanty, and take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. Tickets $47 adults, $39 children 12 and under. The two-hour Evening Sail, value-priced at $45, offers programming similar to an Adventure Sail.

To purchase tickets, call 800-200-5239 or online. Early reservations are strongly recommended for all sails.

Walk-on tours are self-guided visits of the ships hosted by crew in period costume. Visitors are welcome to chat with the crews to learn about the ships’ voyages and programs. A $3 donation per person is appreciated. Advance reservations are not required.

Lady Washington, Hawaiian Chieftain Plan Visit to Eureka

Two tall ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, will make their annual visit to the Eureka waterfront in April. The ships are scheduled to arrive at the Bonnie Gool Guest Dock near the Adorni Center on April 17, and they’ll stay through April 22. Both tall ships will offer educational public tours and sailings, as well as programs for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. Here’s the ships’ public schedule:

4/18-19: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation per person.
4/18-19: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Battle Sails, $39-$75.
4/19: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Adventure Sail, $39-$47.
4/21-22: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation per person.
4/22: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail, $35.

Battle Sails are the ships’ most popular program, and the program features real cannons firing real gunpowder, but no cannon balls. Tickets are $75 adults, $67 students/seniors/active military, $39 children 12 and under. The Adventure Sail is a family-oriented experience that includes a chance to help the crew raise a sail, sing a sea shanty, and take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. Tickets $47 adults, $39 children 12 and under. The Evening Sail is similar to an Adventure Sail, and it’s value-priced at $35 per ticket.

Purchase tickets online or call 800-200-5239.

Walk-on tours do not require a ticket. Visitors can board the vessels and visit with the crews to learn about programs and voyages. A $3 donation per person is appreciated.

‘Pirates’ Movie Tall Ship Visits Redwood City with Companion

The tall ship that appeared as HMS Interceptor in the Johnny Depp movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is at the Port of Redwood City. Seaport Court and Seaport Boulevard, Redwood City, Calif., for a 13-day visit on March 31. Along with her companion ship, Hawaiian Chieftain, Lady Washington will offer public tours, education programs, and public excursions, including her popular cannon battles. Here’s the ships’ public schedule:

4/1-3: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
4/4: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
4/4: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Battle Sail, $39-$75.
4/5: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
4/5: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Battle Sail, $39-$75.
4/7-10: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
4/11: Noon to 4 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
4/11: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Battle Sail, $39-$75.
4/12: Noon to 4 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.

Battle Sails are three-hour, two-ship cannon battles that recreate the feel of an 18th century skirmish at sea. The ships fire real cannon with real gunpowder, and guests are invited to help raise a sail or take the helm, conditions permitting. Tickets are $75 adults, $67 students/seniors/active military, $39 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.

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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