Two tall ships are offering one-hour and three-hour hands-on educational programs to Bay Area students when they visit Sausalito’s Bay Model in March. The Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain are making their annual stop in Sausalito March 3-12. They have also scheduled public sailing excursions and walk-on tours for the general public.
Specially designed three-hour and one-hour hands-on living history programs are available for K-12 classrooms. 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 by the U.S. Dept. of Education are eligible for 50 percent discounts on education program pricing for a limited time. For information, call the Historical Seaport at 800-200-5239.
Here is the ships’ public schedule:
3/4-7: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
3/8-9: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
3/8-9: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Battle Sail, $43-$63.
3/9: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Adventure Sail, $43.
3/11-12: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
Battle Sails feature real cannon fire with real gunpowder, but no cannon balls. Tickets are $63 adults, $53 students/seniors/active military, $43 children 12 and under. The two-hour Sunday Adventure Sail is a family-oriented experience 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 tickets for the Battle Sails or the Adventure Sail online or by calling 800-200-5239. Early reservations are strongly recommended.
Walk-on tours feature crew in period costumes. The public is welcome to explore the ships and speak to the crews about their educational mission. A $3 donation per person is appreciated. Reservations are not required.