Aberdeen – The tall ship Lady Washington has set sail from Port Townsend on a three-day voyage to her home port of Aberdeen, Wash. She is scheduled to arrive at Aberdeen Landing, 710 E. Heron St., Aberdeen, on Wednesday afternoon. The exact time of arrival is undetermined.
Lady Washington will participate in the annual Chehalis Watershed Festival on Saturday, opening up for public tours from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., followed by a three-hour public sailing at 2 p.m. (Lady Washington will remain at Aberdeen Landing during the festival. Most festival activities are at Morrison Park in Aberdeen.)
Lady Washington’s companion ship, Hawaiian Chieftain, will remain in Port Townsend undergoing routine maintenance. Hawaiian Chieftain was scheduled to depart Port Townsend today, but she will delay her departure to later this week. The crew is waiting for a replacement part for the starboard propeller assembly, which must be shipped from the manufacturer in Europe. Starting Sept. 22, both ships will close to the public for further maintenance in preparation for their next activities.