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The Sea is Calling
Published: 05/12/2017

Tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will visit several ports of call along the Pacific Coast this season.

You've seen them in the movies, tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will visit several Ports of call along the Pacific Northwest this season. The tall ships offer dockside tours, public sailing excursions and hands-on living history programs. Dressed in 18th century style clothing, the costumed crew is ready to tell tales of life on the high seas. The brig, Lady Washington embodies American maritime history of the late 1700s and early 1800s. She is a traditionally built replica that has appeared in several movies and television shows. Hawaiian Chieftain has a fascinating history originating in Hawaii. She's a swift topsail ketch that has sailed the Atlantic Ocean and visited Tahiti. Those interested in travel experiences may purchase tickets online at or call (800) 200-5239.

It's a rare chance to catch a glimpse of these historic tall ships of yore, Coos Bay will be one of a handful of ports on the Pacific offering dockside tours, daily sails and educational programs. Step aboard and even set sail on some of the grandest ships of yore. The Schooner Ship Freda B from San Francisco along with The Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftan from Grays Harbor will be in port for The Coos Bay Festival of Sails. Read more about the festival at

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