Lady Washington, the Official Ship of the State of Washington, will help the City of Westport celebrate its 100th birthday with a visit June 27-29. The vessel will offer walk-on tours and a special Fireworks Sail for viewing the city’s fireworks show. Here’s the ship’s schedule:
6/27: 11:30 a.m., arrival of Lady Washington at Westport Marina
6/27: Noon to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation per person requested
6/28: Noon to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation per person requested
6/28: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Fireworks Sail, $43-$63
6/29: 8 a.m., Lady Washington departs for Aberdeen.
The Fireworks Sail offers a chance for guests to watch the celebratory fireworks from the deck of a tall ship as it sails in Grays Harbor. Tickets are $63 adults, $53 students/seniors/active military, $43 children 12 and under. Guests will board the ship before departure at 8 p.m. Groups of eight or more purchasing tickets together automatically receive a 15 percent per ticket discount. The show is expected to start at dusk. Purchase tickets online at www.historicalseaport.org
or call 800-200-5239.
Located on a peninsula on the south side of the entrance to Grays Harbor, Westport was incorporated on June 26, 1914. The city is home to the largest marina on the Pacific Coast of the Pacific Northwest. It is also home to the Grays Harbor Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse on the Washington coast. The city has a population of 2,099.
Lady Washington is celebrating the 25th anniversary of her launch this year. The ship will also appear at Rusty Scupper Pirate Daze in Westport June 20-22.