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First Cannon Battle of the Season Scheduled for Long Beach, CA

Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain are scheduled to arrive in Long Beach next month and offer the season’s first cannon battle. The brig Lady Washington is scheduled to arrive at Rainbow Harbor on Wednesday, Dec. 10, following by the topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain on Thursday, Dec. 11. On Sunday, Dec. 14, both vessels will sail into the Pacific Ocean and conduct a mock cannon battle, complete with real cannon, real gunpowder, but no cannon balls. Here’s the complete public schedule:

12/10-11: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation
12/13-14: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation
12/13: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Adventure Sail, $43 all ages
12/14: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Battle Sail, $43-$63.
12/16: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation

Tickets for the Battle Sail are $63 adults, $53 students/seniors/active military, $43 children 12/under. In addition to the Battle Sail, the Adventure Sail offers a chance for guests to experience the thrill of sailing aboard a real tall ship, including sea shanties, an opportunity to help raise a sail, and a chance to take the helm, conditions permitting. Tickets are $43 all ages. Tickets for excursions they may be purchased online or by calling 800-200-5239. Early reservations are strongly recommended.

Walk-on tours are self-guided opportunities to learn more about the tall ships and their travels. A $3 donation per person is appreciated. No reservations are required.

Both ships depart Long Beach for San Pedro on Dec. 17, and return to Long Beach on Dec. 31 for a second stay, scheduled through Dec. 12.

Lady Washington Schedules Annual Visit to Morro Bay Dec. 2-8

The tall ship Lady Washington has scheduled its annual visit to Morro Bay for December 2-8, and it will offer K-12 educational programs, walk-on tours, and ticketed excursions to the public. The ship, which appeared in the 2003 motion picture Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, will dock at Sub Sea Tours, 699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay. Here’s her public schedule:

12/2: Arrival from Moss Landing
12/3-5: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours. $3 donation.
12/6-7: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
12/6-7: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Adventure Sail, $43 all ages.
12/9: Depart for Long Beach.

Walk-on tours are opportunities to visit the ship and meet the crews, who are dressed in period costume. No reservations are necessary. A $3 donation per person is appreciated.

Adventure Sails are family-oriented experiences with programming designed to get passengers involved in operating the vessel. You can help raise a sail, learn a sea shanty, or take the tiller of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. Participation is optional. Tickets are $43 all ages, and they may be purchased online or by calling 800-200-5239.

Moss Landing to Host Lady Washington for Sails Nov. 12-30

NOTE: The public schedule on 11/22 and 11/23 has changed. Please review the schedule below. || The replica brig Lady Washington, which is on its annual tour of California ports, is inviting the public to sail on tall ship sailing excursions when it visits Moss Landing Harbor next month. The ship is scheduled to arrive at the marina November 12 and offer Adventure Sails Saturdays and Sundays, as well as walk-on tours and educational programs for K-12 students. Here’s the ship’s public schedule:

11/13-14: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
11/15-16: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
11/15-16: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Adventure Sails, $43 all ages.
11/18-21: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
11/22-23: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Adventure Sails, $43 all ages.
11/22-23: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
11/25-26: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
11/27 (Thanksgiving): Ship closed.
11/28: Noon to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
11/29-30: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
11/29-30: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Adventure Sails, $43 all ages.

Adventure Sails are family-oriented experiences with programming designed to get passengers involved in operating the vessel. You can help raise a sail, learn a sea shanty, or take the tiller of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. Participation is optional. Tickets are $43 all ages, and they may be purchased online or by calling 800-200-5239.

Walk-on tours are opportunities to visit the ship and meet the crews, who are dressed in period costume. No reservations are necessary. A crew member will escort visitors from the gate to the ship. A $3 donation per person is appreciated.

Hawaiian Chieftain In Sacramento Through December 5

NOTE: Hawaiian Chieftain will be closed to visitors on Sundays. The ship will be away from Sacramento Nov. 22 through Nov. 25 for a required U.S. Coast Guard inspection. || Hawaiian Chieftain has arrived in Old Sacramento and is berthed at the floating dock at Front Street and “L” Street, just above the Tower Bridge.

The 103-foot vessel has a few slots remaining for one-hour and three-hour living history educational programs for K-12 students in public schools, private schools, and home-school settings. Youth service groups may also book in advance. Friendly and knowledgeable deckhand/educators engage students at three learning stations: “Life of a Sailor” on the bow, “Life of an Officer” on the aft deck, and “Early Trade” below deck.

Schools designated Title I, that is, with 40 percent or more students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, may be eligible for significant discounts on program costs. For details, visit the Education Progams page or call 800-200-5239.

The ship will also open to the public for walk-on tours Tuesdays through Friday, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A $3 donation per person is appreciated. No reservations are required. The ship will be closed Thanksgiving.

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: Oceanside, Calif. (Hawaiian Chieftain only)
Feb. 5-16: Oxnard, Calif. (Lady Washington only)
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.