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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 scheduled to visit 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.

Lady Washington Begins California Tour in Oakland October 10

The brig Lady Washington, which has appeared in several Hollywood motion pictures and television shows, begins its annual tour of California ports with an extended stop on the Oakland waterfront. The 112-foot wooden ship will call on Jack London Square October 10-19 after a scheduled week-long voyage from its home port of Grays Harbor, Wash. The ship will offer public tours, K-12 educational programs, and public excursions. Here’s the ship’s schedule in Oakland.

10/11-12: 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Blue Angels Sail, $75.
10/14-17: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
10/18-19: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
10/18-19: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Adventure Sail, $43.

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. The Blue Angels Adventure Sail takes guests into San Francisco Bay to view the Fleet Week performance of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels aerobatics team. Buy tickets online or call 800-200-5239.

Lady Washington is also accepting bookings for K-12 education programs during her stay in Oakland. Public schools designated Title I by the U.S. Department of Education are eligible for significant discounts on one-hour dockside and three-hour sailing programs. For information, educators should contact Roxie Underwood, 800-200-5239, runderwood@historicalseaport.org.

After Oakland, Lady Washington will visit San Francisco’s Pier 40 October 20 to November 5.

Launched in 1989, Lady Washington has appeared in several movies, including the 1994 Star Trek: Generations and the 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. The ship has also appeared in the television series Once Upon A Time and Revolution.

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.