Grays Harbor College offering ‘EDventure’ voyage on Lady Washington

The EDventure with Grays Harbor College Continuing Education Department and Grays Harbor Historical Seaport begins on September 17th at the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, 500 N Custer Street, in Aberdeen.  Meet us at 9:30 am for a tour of this historical landmark, lunch, and a two hour cruise on the Lady Washington.  Perhaps we can convince the Captain to do a cannon salute.

Cost of the trip is $68.25, which includes cruise, tour, lunch, and snack.  Sign up today online at or in-person at Whiteside Continuing Education Center, 418 E First Street, in Aberdeen.  Please contact Bethany Barnard at or 360.533.9733 for further information.  Pre-registration is required.

Lady Washington & Hawaiian Chieftain seek crew for special Canadian film charter July 13-17

Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain have immediate needs for crew during a special Canadian film charter July 13-17, 2014. Due to confidentiality, we can’t tell you the name of the production, but it’s happening in BC waters.
Both boats need licensed and unlicensed crew at all levels who have valid passports or enhanced Washington State drivers licenses and can travel into and out of Canada. You’ll join the ship in Anacortes, Wash., on July 12 and return to Anacortes on July 17. You’ll come home with a great story to tell. You may be able to stay with the boats longer if the need arises.
For details, please contact Roxie Underwood,, 800-200-5239 today. Sailing experience preferred.
If you can’t join us for this charter, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain need experienced crew during the rest of summer season in Puget Sound. A full listing of available paid positions on Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain is available on the Jobs page of our website.

Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority calls special meeting April 8

Aberdeen – The Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 8 at their headquarters, Seaport Landing, 500 N. Custer St., Aberdeen. Executive Director Les Bolton will give a presentation to the board about his recent week-long experience at the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs in Seattle. Bolton received scholarship assistance for the program from Washington Nonprofits. The public is invited to attend.

Cable Employees team with Historical Seaport for Comcast Cares Days at Seaport Landing

Comcast employees will be helping out the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport this year for their 13th annual Comcast Cares Day, April 26th at the Seaport Landing in South Aberdeen.
The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will return to port in June, and the Seaport Landing needs volunteers to help prepare for the Lady Washington’s 25th birthday celebration this summer. Grays Harbor’s Historical Seaport is inviting land lovers to help them prep the Seaport Landing for Lady Washington’s 25th birthday celebration.
For details visit you can also stop by the Seaport Landing for “Salty Saturdays” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday from March to May at the Seaport Landing – 500 North Custer street in South Aberdeen.

In the past Comcast employees have helped with cleanup at Miller Junior High, Habitat for Humanity, and Rebuilding Together.

“Comcast Cares Day speaks to the heart of our company,” said Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO, Comcast Corporation last year.  “I am extremely honored to participate this year alongside tens of thousands of Comcast and NBCUniversal employees, their family members and friends across the country and around the world to make a meaningful difference that will have a lasting impact on the communities we serve.”

Tall ship Lady Washington runs aground at Westport

WESTPORT, Wash. – The tall ship Lady Washington ran aground last night at the entrance to the Westport Marina.
The Grays Harbor Historical Seaport said on their facebook page that they were directed by the US Coast Guard to Port Angeles, where she will be hauled out for a hull inspection on Saturday. If all goes well, she will sail for Half Moon Bay, Calif. on Sunday morning.

Tall Ship Sailors Wanted

ABERDEEN, Wash. – The Grays Harbor Historical Seaport says they are in need of qualified sailors for a number of paid positions in their upcoming Puget Sound sailing Season. As the Seaport’s tall ships Lady Washington and The Hawaiian Chieftain near St. Helens this week, they head to Vancouver Washington on Monday, for more details on employment with the Port visit

Grays Harbor Historical Seaport To Hold Surplus Equipment Sale

Members of the GHHSA Board of Directors will be on hand to meet the public and answer questions about Seaport operations. Sale proceeds support the K-12 education programs benefiting the youth of Grays Harbor County at the Spar Shop and aboard the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain.

Volunteers Sought for January 9 Work Party on Lady Washington Rigging

The new engine meets 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).

The Seaport is taking the opportunity presented by the re-power to complete needed maintenance work on the ship’s rigging. Crew under the direction of Marine Operations Manager Micah Allnutt will remove the foremast and other gear for refurbishing in the Spar Shop facility. The January 9 work party is a chance for the public to watch and participate in the restoration and repair of Grays Harbor’s tall ship.
The work party is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No experience is necessary. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. All tools and liquid refreshments will be provided. Volunteers should wear suitable clothing. For more information, call 800-200-5239.
The Historical Seaport has raised approximately $82,000 of the $100,000 SAILING GREEN fundraising goal.
The Seaport is gratefully accepting donations to its SAILING GREEN campaign online at 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,

Ocosta School Kids to Tour Lady Washington

While she is in Westport, the Lady Washington will open to the public on these dates and times: 12/15, 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.; 12/16, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. In addition, members of the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Board will accept donations for Coastal Harvest, formerly the Grays Harbor Food Bank, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 16 at the vessel’s berth.
On Dec. 17, Lady Washington will sail for Aberdeen Landing, 701 East Heron Street in Aberdeen. She will open for public walk-on tours on these dates and times: 12/17, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; 12/18, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; 12/19-20, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Dec. 18, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., GHHSA board members will be on hand again to accept donations for Coastal Harvest.
Lady Washington will also take guests on three-hour Adventure Sails Dec. 19 and 20. Adventure Sails feature demonstrations of tall ship handling, a sea shanty, and an opportunity for guests to help sail Lady Washington. Tickets are $55 adults, $45 students/seniors/active military, and $35 for children 12 and under. Buy tickets online at or call 800-200-5239.

Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Welcomes Marine Operations Manager

Aberdeen – The Historical Seaport is pleased to welcome Micah Allnutt as the organization’s new Marine Operations Manager. Allnutt is will be responsible for daily vessel operations aboard Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, including routine maintenance, crew training, and major projects. Allnutt will accompany Lady Washington on her fall trip on the Columbia River, and he will oversee the installation of a new engine and rigging upgrades when the ship returns to Grays Harbor in December.
Allnutt holds 1,600-ton master oceans route and 1,600-ton mate oceans route licenses with sail endorsements. He brings a wide range of experience having served on numerous vessels, including the Hawaiian Chieftain from 2002 to 2004. Allnut’s other tall ship experience includes Westward, Harvey Gamage, Tole Mour, Highlander Sea, Niagara, Balclutha, Carlyn, Lettie G. Howard, and Pride of Baltimore II. Allnutt graduated from the University of California San Diego in 1988.  He has relocated from the San Francisco-area to Grays Harbor with his wife and a daughter.