Washington’s Tall Ship Announces 2012 Sailing Schedule

ABERDEEN, Wash. – The tall ship Lady Washington, the Official Ship of the State of Washington, and her companion ship Hawaiian Chieftain, have announced their sailing schedule for the 2012 summer season. The visits will include walk-on tours, three-hour public sailings, and educational programs for school groups, service groups, and others. The schedule includes a visit to British Columbia by Hawaiian Chieftain and a major upgrade to the Lady Washington’s hull planking. Here’s the list of ports confirmed and tentatively scheduled:

Aberdeen: June 6-13
Westport: June 22-23 (tentative, Hawaiian Chieftain only)
Victoria, BC: June 27 (tentative, Hawaiian Chieftain only)
Richmond, BC: June 29-July 1 (tentative, Hawaiian Chieftain only)
Aberdeen: July 4-9 (sailings on Hawaiian Chieftain only)
Port Angeles: July 13-18 (Hawaiian Chieftain only)
Anacortes: July 26-29 (Hawaiian Chieftain only)
San Juan Islands: July 30-Aug. 3 (Expedition Voyages Family/Youth Camp, Hawaiian Chieftain only)
Blaine: August 4-5 (Hawaiian Chieftain only)
Coupeville: August 8-13 (Hawaiian Chieftain only)
Everett: August 15 (Hawaiian Chieftain only)
Seattle: August 17-19
Brownsville: August 21-23
Bremerton: August 25-26
TBD: August 27-Sept. 3
Port Townsend: Sept. 5-Oct. 10 (Lady Washington only, no public availability)
Aberdeen, Sept. 10-24 (Hawaiian Chieftain only)

From June 14 to Aug. 9, Lady Washington will remain in Aberdeen while shipwrights replace worn exterior hull planking. From Sept. 5 to Oct. 10, Lady Washington will undergo her biennial haul-out in Port Townsend, which will include any remaining work on her hull planking. During these periods, the ship will not be available for tours or public sailings. More schedule information is available at www.historicalseaport.org.