The Historical Seaport will replace Lady Washington’s aging Detroit Diesel 8V-71 with a new fuel efficient engine and marine gear. The new engine will meet or exceed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier II exhaust emissions standards, California marine engine exhaust standards, and the standards established by the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution From Ships (Annex VI).
Without a new engine, the Lady Washington may be prevented from sailing in California waters due to the state’s strict air pollution regulations. The new engine, along with planned upgrades of the ship’s electrical and lighting systems, will reduce fuel consumption, emissions and her carbon footprint.
The Historical Seaport is gratefully accepting donations to its SAILING GREEN campaign online at www.historicalseaport.org. Donors may also call 800-200-5239 or mail a check to SAILING GREEN, Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, PO Box 2019, Aberdeen, WA, 98520. For more information, contact Capt. Les Bolton, GHHSA executive director, 800-200-5239, firstname.lastname@example.org.