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 www.historicalseaport.org 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.”
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 Harbor community to volunteer their time to prepare Lady Washington’s home for her 25th birthday celebration.
The Historical Seaport “Salty Saturday” Project Parties are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday from now through May in preparation for our ships return on June 5th. Salty Saturday projects are flexible and can accommodate individuals, groups or organizations. Minors over 12 are welcome, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Our first Salty Saturday is scheduled for Saturday, March 1.
Inside and outside projects are available. A Seaport Landing staff member will help volunteers find an appropriate project. Volunteers should dress warmly, even for indoor projects. Volunteers interested in helping with gardening and landscaping should bring their own garden tools.
For more information: Prospective volunteers should contact Randy Beerbower, community outreach lead, 360-532-8611, [email protected] Seaport Landing is located at 500 N. Custer Street in South Aberdeen, the former Weyerhaeuser sawmill.
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 appears in several places in the music video. Working with the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, the production team shot the video for “Can’t Hold Us” while the vessel was in Ventura, Calif., and Oakland, Calif. this year. As of today, “Can’t Hold Us” has been viewed more than 80 million times. The single “Can’t Hold Us” reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart earlier in 2013.
Macklemore is known for his dedication to raising awareness of the needs of at-risk youth, such as his work with Youth Ambassadors in Seattle.
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.
ABERDEEN, Wash. – The Aberdeen Fire Department responded to a small fire near where the Lady Washington used to be moored on the East side of Aberdeen. Battalion Chief Kelly Neimi tells us they were called to the construction site near Wal-Mart around 10 last night, a small fire on an unused-unmaintained pier had spread to nearby land in between the pier and construction trailers.
Crews were on scene for just under an hour, no injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.