History will come alive in Westport this September as the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain makes their return visit trip to Westport Marina. The tall ships, part of the Aberdeen-based nonprofit Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, sail the waters of the Pacific each year offering educational programs, free deck tours, and sailing trips.

Hawaiian Chieftain, photo by Rick Horn
From Sep 22nd – 29th, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be docked at 326 Lamb St., floats #10 and #6 respectively. On weekdays schools can reserve trips aboard the tall ships for the Historical Seaport’s one-of-a-kind maritime heritage field trip Voyage of Explorers. On weekends the tall ship is open to the general public for ticketed  Adventure Sailsand Battle Sails. For the seasickness-prone but curious, stationary dockside Vessel Tours are available daily for a $5 suggested donation. Hawaiian Chieftain can also be Chartered for private events including weddings and workplace team builders.
Lady Washington was built by the Historical Seaport in Aberdeen in 1989. The steel hulled Hawaiian Chieftain was launched in 1988 in Lahaina, Hawaii. Together the tall ships are among the most active educational boats in America, visiting approximately 40 ports each year. The tall ships offer a glimpse into our historic past, introducing people of all ages to the sights and sounds of 18th and 19th century maritime life.
WESTPORT SCHEDULE
September 21 (Friday)
Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain Arrive
September 22 (Saturday)
Vessel Tours: 10:00 – 1:00 ($5 donation) [Hawaiian Chieftain]
Battle Sail: 2:00 – 5:00 ($49-$79)
September 23 (Sunday)
Vessel Tours: 10:00 – 1:00 ($5 donation)
Battle Sail: 2:00 – 5:00 ($42-$79)
September 24 (Monday)
CLOSED
September 25 (Tuesday)
Vessel Tours: 4:00 – 5:00 ($5 donation)
Hawaiian Chieftain Passage: Aberdeen to Ilwaco
September 26 (Wednesday)
Adventure Sail: 4:00 – 6:00 ($42-$49) [Lady Washington]
September 27 (Thursday)
Vessel Tours: 4:00 – 5:00 ($5 donation)
September 28 (Friday)
Vessel Tours: 4:00 – 5:00 ($5 donation)
Evening Sail: 6:00 – 8:00 ($42-$49) [Lady Washington]
September 29 (Saturday)
Vessel Tours: 12:00 – 2:00 ($5 donation)
Adventure Sail: 3:00 – 5:00 ($42-$49) [Lady Washington]
September 30 (Sunday)
Lady Washington Passage: Aberdeen to Coos Bay