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

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: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
11/22-23: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Adventure Sails, $43 all ages.
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.

Half Moon Bay Welcomes Lady Washington November 6-11

Lady Washington, which has appeared in several Hollywood movies, including Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, will visit Pillar Point Harbor at Half Moon Bay November 6-11. The 112-foot, two-masted vessel will open for walk-on public tours and take guests for public sailings. Here’s the ship’s public schedule:

11/6: Arrival from San Francisco.
11/7: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
11/8-9: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
11/8-9: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Adventure Sail, $43 all ages.
11/10: Boat closed.
11/11 (Veterans Day): 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
11/11 (Veterans Day): 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Adventure Sail, $43 all ages.
11/12: Depart for Moss Landing.

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 $3 donation per person is appreciated.

Lady Washington Sets October/November Visit to SF

The tall ship Lady Washington, an authentic replica of a Revolutionary War-era two-masted brig that sailed into west coast waters, is visiting Pier 40 on the San Francisco waterfront October 20 to November 5. The ship will offer walk-on tours, public sailings, and educational programs for Bay Area K-12 students. Here’s the ship’s public schedule:

10/21-24: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
10/25-26: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
10/25-26: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Adventure Sails, $43 all ages.
10/28-31: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
11/1-2: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
11/1-2: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Adventure Sails, $43 all ages.
11/4-5: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.

Adventure Sails are family-oriented experiences with 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 $43 all ages. Purchase online or call 800-200-5239.

Lady Washington has a limited number of slots available for one-hour and three-hour educational programs for K-12 students, teachers, and chaperones. The programs feature three learning stations: “Life of a Sailor,” “Life of an Officer,” and “Early Trade.” All are focused on the early history of maritime exploration of California. The program meets state learning requirements in science, social studies, and other subject areas. Schools designated Title I by the U.S. Dept. of Education are eligible for discounts on pricing. For reservations, contact Roxie Underwood, the Historical Seaport’s education programs manager, at 800-200-5239.

Hawaiian Chieftain In Sacramento Through December 5

NOTE: Hawaiian Chieftain will be closed to visitors on Sundays starting October 12. || 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.