ABERDEEN, Wash. - The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain have planned a return to Grays Harbor in September for important maintenance projects, and Hawaiian Chieftain will offer opportunities for tours and public excursions. Lady Washington is scheduled to arrive at Seaport Landing September 5, when she'll undergo a complete electrical refit, including shore power, generators, and new bunk lighting. The Historical Seaport is receiving assistance for the re-power from Scappoose, Ore.-based Cruising Essentials and the American Boat and Yacht Council. The project is scheduled for completion September 30.
Hawaiian Chieftain will visit Port Townsend for her bi-annual maintenance haul-out Sept. 4-15 at the Port Townsend Shipyard. The ship will then sail for Aberdeen, arriving at Seaport Landing on Sept. 18. After routine U.S. Coast Guard inspections, Hawaiian Chieftain will open for public visits and excursions.
Here's the ship's Aberdeen schedule:
9/21-22: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation per person requested.
9/21-22: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Adventure Sail (Hawaiian Chieftain only), $39 all ages.
9/28-29: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation per person requested.
9/28-29: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Adventure Sail (Hawaiian Chieftain only), $39 all ages.
10/1-4: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation per person requested.Walk-on tours are a chance to explore Hawaiian Chieftain and speak to the crews about their educational mission and travels. A $3 donation per person is appreciated. No reservations are required. Adventure Sails are two-hour, family-friendly excursions featuring sea shanties, maritime stories, and a chance to help raise a sail or take the wheel, conditions permitting. Tickets are $39 all ages. To purchase tickets, visit www.historicalseaport.org or call 800-200-5239.
Launched in 1989 as part of Washington's centennial celebration, Lady Washington travels to more than 40 ports a year offering educational programs to K-12 students and the general public. The official tall ship of Washington state, Lady Washington has appeared in several television programs, most recently the ABC series, "Once Upon A Time." Hawaiian Chieftain specializes in living history education programs that explore our nation's maritime past. Launched in 1988, Hawaiian Chieftain celebrated the 25th anniversary of its launch in June.