The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain have scheduled a six-day visit to Everett, which includes the weekend of the annual Fresh Paint Festival. The ships arrive at the Port of Everett Marina, 1700 West Marine View Drive, Everett, August 12, and they will stay through August 16 and 17, the dates of the festival. Both ships will offer public tours and sailing programs during their visit. Here’s the ships’ schedule:
8/12: Arrive from Coupeville.
8/13: Noon to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
8/13: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail, $33.
8/14-15: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
8/15: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail, $43.
8/16-17: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
8/16-17: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Battle Sail, $43-$63.
8/16: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail, $43.
8/18: Depart for Bremerton.
Evening Sails are romantic, hands-on living history experiences that include an opportunity to help raise a sail, learn a sea shanty, and take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. The Wednesday, August 13 Evening Sail is value-priced at $33 for all ages. Other Evening Sails are $43 all ages. Battle Sails are recreations of a typical 18th-century naval skirmish between two tall ships, featuring real cannon fire with real gunpowder, but no cannon balls. Tickets are $63 adults, $53 students/seniors/active military, $43 children 12 and under. Tickets for all sailings are available online or by calling 800-200-5239.
Walk-on tours are opportunities for the public to board the ships and speak with the crews, who will be in period costume. A $3 donation per person is appreciated. No reservations are required.