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

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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…

Lady Washington helps Macklemore win at MTV Video Music Awards

ABERDEEN, Wash. – The local tall ship, Lady Washington is now featured in an award-winning music video. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won two Moonmen for “Can’t Hold Us” at the MTV music video awards last night in the Best Hip-Hop Video, and Best Cinematography catagories.
In the video, Macklemore leads a camel through a quiet neighborhood street and rhymes on a pirate ship. He later skydives and lands on the Seattle Space Needle. The video was also nominated for Best Direction and Best Editing.

Earlier this summer the Seattle artist released a youtube video praising the Aberdeen, Wash.-based vessel for its education programs for young people and featuring outtakes from “Can’t Hold Us.” In the PSA, the Seattle-based Macklemore asks viewers to support Lady Washington with an online donation.

The PSA is available athttp://www.youtube.com/user/RyanLewisProductions. The Lady Washington donation page is at https://donate.towercare.com/ghhsa.

Lady Washington, Hawaiian Chieftain Tall ships return to Aberdeen

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. 

Small fire near Wal-Mart construction site

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.

Grays Harbor tall ships to escort Paddle to Quinault canoes

ABERDEEN, Wash. – The brig Lady Washington, the Official Ship of the State of Washington, and her companion ship, Hawaiian Chieftain, will escort more than 100 tribal canoes down the Pacific Coast starting Friday, July 26 from Neah Bay. The ships, in cooperation with the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary and the Quinault Indian Nation, are participating in the “Paddle to Quinault 2013″ event, scheduled for July 26 to August 1. The vessels were invited by the Quinault Nation to escort ocean-going canoes from First Nations communities in Washington and British Columbia as they travel along the open coast of the National Marine Sanctuary from Neah Bay to Taholah. 

  

Media are invited to observe the vessels and canoes while they are anchored off the Pacific Coast in Neah Bay, the Ozette River, La Push, the Hoh River, the Queets River, and the Quinault River. Reporters and producers may be able to visit the ships by making prior arrangements.

Macklemore praises Lady Washington from Lake Washington

ABERDEEN, Wash. - Hip-hop artists Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, one of the hottest pop music acts of 2013, have released a YouTube public service announcement in support of the tall ship Lady Washington, which appeared in their latest music video, “Can’t Hold Us.” The video praises the Aberdeen, Wash.-based vessel for its education programs for young people and features outtakes from “Can’t Hold Us.” In the PSA, the Seattle-based Macklemore asks viewers to support Lady Washington with an online donation.

The PSA is available athttp://www.youtube.com/user/RyanLewisProductions. The Lady Washington donation page is athttps://donate.towercare.com/ghhsa.