Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain to Return to Harbor, Offer Three Hour Tour
On Sept. 19, the ships will participate in the Chehalis Watershed Festival, opening up for public tours at 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. (The ships will remain at Aberdeen Landing. Most festival activities are at Morrison Park in Aberdeen.) At 2 p.m. Sept 19 and 20, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will offer three-hour Battle Sails, featuring booming cannon and close-quarters maneuvers similar to an 18th century naval skirmish. Tickets are $60 adults, $50 students/seniors/active military, and $40 children under 12. Purchase tickets at www.historicalseaport.org or call 800-200-5239.
Starting Sept. 22, both ships will close to the public for maintenance. The Hawaiian Chieftain will make preparations for her upcoming California tour, themed “California 2009-2010: Hands-on History for Youth.” The Lady Washington will remain in Aberdeen through the end of the year and receive a new diesel engine, upgrades to her electrical system, and routine repairs to her rigging.