Historical Seaport revises individual and business membership programs

Aberdeen – Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority is pleased to announce significant revisions to its membership program for individuals and businesses. From its earliest years

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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

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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,runderwood@historicalseaport.org, 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.

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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

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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

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Historical Seaport seeking land lovers to prep for Lady Washington’s 25th

Aberdeen – Come one come all. Seaport Landing, Aberdeen’s new public waterfront and home port for the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, is asking members of the Grays

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Historical Seaport has their Christmas list ready for the holidays

ABERDEEN, Wash. - The Grays Harbors Historical Seaport is reaching out for the holidays, and they have their christmas list ready for generous supporters. Items range from a tool chest and cordless drill, to a bit more historical schoolhouse chalkboard, and an early american flag. The tallships are in California for the season, you can find more details and a full sail schedule at historicalseaport.org.

"Hope you are home getting ready for the holidays. We have been thinking about things our supporters might want to donate and have the following list." - Randy Beerbower, Community Outreach at Grays Harbor Historic Seaport

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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.

Lady Washington Seeks Land Lovin Volunteers For Hull Restoration

ABERDEEN, Wash. - The Historical Seaport has issued a call for volunteers to help with a major restoration of Lady Washington's hull which will take place over the summer of 2012. On June 14, Lady Washington will go out of service in Aberdeen for approximately eight weeks, starting with the removal of most of her rig. A team of professional shipwrights will then remove portions of Lady Washington's exterior hull planks above the waterline to expose rot-infected planks and frames. The deterioration is considered normal for a wooden ship of Lady Washington's age. She was launched in 1989. Damaged frames will be repaired and new planking milled by the Spar Shop at the Seaport Learning Center will be installed.

To expedite the work, the Historical Seaport needs you and other volunteers at all skill levels. You're needed on ship projects Monday through Saturday. On Sundays, you can help prepare for the following week's work and give the public guided tours of the project.

If you have any time between June 14 and early August, and you plan to be in the Aberdeen area, please call 800-200-5239 or fill out the volunteer form at www.historicalseaport.org


The hull restoration project is scheduled to pause in early August when work above the waterline is completed. Lady Washington will then sail with Hawaiian Chieftain in Puget Sound through early September, when she'll head to Port Townsend for her biennial haulout. At that time, shipwrights will replace the vessel's hull planks below the waterline. The project is financed by a $167,000 capital improvements grant approved by the Legislature in 2011.

Lady Washington Gets Support For New Home

ABERDEEN, Wash. - The Aberdeen City Council last night adopted a resolution showing their support for the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport's attempt to procure a home for Washington's Official Ship, the Lady Washington.
Director of the Seaport, Les Bolton, tells us red tape is holding up the lease transfer, not with property owner Weyerhaeuser, but with the State "The Department of Natural Resources owns the shorelines of the State of Washington. Weyerhaeuser has a lease that runs through 2015, we need the lease because we want to create public moorage on DNR property."
The Seaport Authority made an offer to acquire 28 acres of the former Weyerhaeuser sawmill property in South Aberdeen more than a year ago, however Bolton quipped "I can't park Lady Washington in the parking lot."
Bolton said without that lease, the Seaport would remain land locked. If acquired, Bolton said they intend to develop the property into a regional tourism destination and maintenance facility for the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain.
State Representative Brian Blake tells us he has requested an onsite meeting with the DNR, Weyerhaeuser, and the Seaport, on April 30th to discuss this issue.