The Lady Washington ran aground Monday, a press release from the Historical Seaport said that at approximately 8:15 am this morning, tall ship Lady Washington ran aground in Sequim Bay, shortly after departing John Wayne Marina bound for Port Orchard.
The United States Coast Guard was notified by the vessel’s Captain at 8:27 am. No one was injured, and as of the time of this release, no serious damage to the vessel is predicted.
At 3:10 pm the tide had risen sufficiently for Lady Washington to get underway, and she conducted sea trials with a Coast Guard vessel in attendance. All vessel systems appear functional and Lady Washington will proceed with an escort to Port Townsend Boatyard to confirm that no significant damage occurred.
At this time the causes of the grounding are still under internal investigation. Grays Harbor Historical Seaport will issue a statement once the internal investigation has concluded.