Submitted by Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority
The tall ship Lady Washington has added public tours and an extra value-priced sailing excursion to its schedule in Anacortes. The Official Ship of the State of Washington is scheduled to arrive at Cap Sante Marina July 9 and offer public tours and excursions through July 27.
In addition to the schedule announced on June 24, Lady Washington will be open for visitors noon to 5 p.m., July 15-17. The ship has also added a two-hour value-priced Evening Sail at 6 p.m. on July 16 from Cap Sante Marina. Tickets are $33 and can be purchased online here. A complete schedule is available here.
The crew of Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain are also inviting volunteers from the Anacortes area to help with public tours of the ships during the visit. Volunteers will be trained to welcome visitors, explain the ship’s history, and introduce visitors to the crew. Lady Washington will provide 18th century-style clothing to volunteers. For information and to volunteer, call 800-200-5239. No experience necessary.
Launched in 1989, Lady Washington is celebrating the 25th anniversary of her launch in 2014. She was constructed as part of the 1989 centenary observances in Washington State. The wooden-hulled ship has appeared in several movies, including the 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. The steel-hulled Hawaiian Chieftain, launched in 1988, accompanies Lady Washington on her voyages. Both ships are based in Grays Harbor.