The engine was purchased with funds raised through the Historical Seaport’s SAILING GREEN capital campaign, which is still under way. The new engine will reduce Lady Washington’s carbon footprint, enabling it to meet California’s strict emissions standards. Lady Washington is scheduled to return to the Golden State later this year as Grays Harbor’s tall ship ambassador.
The work party is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2010 at the Historical Seaport’s headquarters at 712 Hagara Street in Junction City. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. All tools and liquid refreshments will be provided. Volunteers should wear suitable clothing. For more information, call 800-200-5239.