TALL SHIP LADY WASHINGTON SETS SCHEDULE FOR 2009 COLUMBIA RIVER VOYAGE

 Port           Dates

Ilwaco               April 23-25

Astoria              April 26-27

Cathlamet         April 29

Kalama             May 1-4

Vancouver        May 6-11

Hood River       May 15-17

Pasco               May 22-31

The Dalles         June 4-8

Hood River       June 10

Stevenson        June 12

Washougal        June 14-15

St. Helens         June 17

Rainier              June 19-21

Astoria              June 23

Ilwaco               June 24

On days of public availability, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will invite the public for walk-on tours of the vessels. Each tour is hosted by crew in 18th-century costume. The ships will also invite the public on three-hour sailing adventures at each port. The ships may also make brief overnight stops at many of the ports as they progress upriver and downriver. Visit the Sailing Schedule page of the Historical Seaport website, www.historicalseaport.org, for ticket pricing, availability, and a complete schedule.

Lady Washington is a replica of a ship that accompanied Capt. Robert Gray’s vessel Columbia Rediviva, for which the Columbia River was named in 1787. Designated Washington State’s official ship in 2007, she and Hawaiian Chieftain visit more than 40 ports a year in Washington, Oregon, California, and British Columbia. Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, the Aberdeen-based agency that owns and operates the ships, employs 30 people and has a budget of $1.2 million.

Information is subject to change without notice.  A Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain fact sheet is available on the Press Releases page at www.historicalseaport.org.

Celebrating 20 Years of Changing People’s Lives: 1989-2009 – The Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) public development authority based in Aberdeen, Wash. that owns and operates the tall ships Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington, launched March 7, 1989, now the Official Ship of the State of Washington. GHHSA’s mission is to provide educational, vocational, recreational and ambassadorial activities and experiences that promote and preserve the maritime history of Grays Harbor, the Pacific Northwest, and our nation while serving the needs of the community.

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