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Tall Ships Set Sail on the Oregon Coast
Published: 03/09/2018

Maritime history comes to life aboard the historic Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain sailing vessels.

Tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will visit Oregon ports of call this spring with a costumed crew ready to tell tales of life on the high seas. Visitors will find dockside tours and family-oriented sailing excursions featuring demonstrations of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing and maritime amusements. Epic battle sails feature fast-paced maneuvering and live black powder cannon fire as the ships vie to win the battle.

The brig, Lady Washington embodies American maritime history of the late 1700s and early 1800s. She is a traditionally built, full-scale replica of the original ship and has appeared in several movies and television shows including Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Star Trek: Generations, Once Upon A Time, and Revolution.

Built 1988 in Lāhainā, Maui and originally designed for the cargo trade the Hawaiian Chieftain was influenced by the early colonial passenger and coastal packets that traded among Atlantic coastal cities and towns. These early ships sailed remarkably well and could enter small ports with their shallow draft. The packet-style sailing ship was an important design that helped produce some of the best clipper ships of the 1850's.

A ticket is not required for dockside walk-on tours, however donations are welcome. Those interested in adventure travel experiences may purchase tickets on-line at or call (800) 200-5239.

Coos Bay
April 11 – 17
City Dock at South Bayshore Dr. & Anderson Ave.

Port of Newport
April 18 – 23 (Lady Washington)
April 20 – May 1 (Hawaiian Chieftain)
600 SE Bay Boulevard & SW Hatfield

April 13-17
17th Street Dock & Marine Drive

To purchase tickets and find more information go to: Grays Harbor Historical Seaport

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