RICK HORN PHOTO
                                Tall ships Lady Washington, left, and the Hawaiian Chieftain are coming to Westport May 16. Here they are shown during a battle sail, one of several different excursions available on weekends to the general public while the ships are in port.

RICK HORN PHOTO Tall ships Lady Washington, left, and the Hawaiian Chieftain are coming to Westport May 16. Here they are shown during a battle sail, one of several different excursions available on weekends to the general public while the ships are in port.

Tall ships coming to Westport Marina

  • Thu May 9th, 2019 10:30am
  • News

The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain are coming to Westport.

The two vessels will be docked at Float 10 — near the intersection of Westhaven Drive and Carstenson Avenue — at the Westport Marina beginning Thursday, May 16, and will be available for educational programs, vessel tours, and sailing trips for the general public and by private charter, according to the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport.

Schools can reserve a spot for the Historical Seaport’s original maritime heritage field trip “Voyage of Explorers” Wednesdays through Fridays. On weekends the tall ships are open to the general public for ticketed Adventure Sails, Evening Sails, and Battle Sails. The Hawaiian Chieftain can also be chartered for private events including weddings, parties, and films.

Vessel tours, which take place aboard the tall ships as they are docked in port, take place Friday through Sunday for a $5 suggested donation.

For tickets and more information about Grays Harbor Historical Seaport and its tall ships, visit historicalseaport.org or call (800) 200-5239.

Westport Schedule

May 16 (Thursday)

10 a.m.-4 p.m. open for K-12 educational sails

May 17 (Friday)

4 p.m.-6 p.m. vessel tours, $5 suggested donation

May 18 (Saturday)

10 a.m.-1 p.m. vessel tours, $5 suggested donation

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Adventure Sail aboard the Hawaiian Chieftain, $49-$55

2 p.m.-4 p.m. Battle Sail, $59-$79

May 19 (Sunday)

10 a.m.-1 p.m. vessel tours, $5 donation

2 p.m.-4 p.m. Battle Sail, $59-$79

May 20-21 (Monday-Tuesday)

CLOSED

May 22 (Wednesday)

Hawaiian Chieftain departs for Port Townsend

May 23-24 (Thursday-Friday)

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lady Washington is available for school programming

May 25 (Saturday)

10 a.m.-1 p.m. vessel tours, $5 suggested donation

2 p.m.-4 p.m. Adventure Sail, $49-$55

May 26 (Sunday)

10 a.m.-1 p.m. vessel tours, $5 suggested donation

2 p.m.-4 p.m. Adventure Sail, $49-$55

May 27-28 (Monday-Tuesday)

CLOSED

May 29 (Wednesday)

Lady Washington departs for Port Ludlow, passages available

Tickets available for purchase online at historicalseaport.org/public-tours-sails/sailing-schedule/westport-washington/.

The ships

Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, the educational non-profit behind the tall ships, is celebrating both vessels’ recent 30th birthdays. The vessels of Historical Seaport visit more than 30 West Coast communities each year.

The steel-hulled Hawaiian Chieftain was built in 1988 in Lahaina, Hawaii, for Laurence “Baron” Dorcy Jr. Its design reflects the packet trader ships that sailed coastal New England in the mid 1800s. Hawaiian Chieftain was acquired by the Historical Seaport from private ownership in 2005 and is the host of Historical Seaport’s professional maritime training program, The Seafarer Collective.

The wooden-hulled Lady Washington was built in 1989 in Historical Seaport’s home port of Aberdeen to commemorate the centennial of Washington’s statehood. She is a replica of the 18th century vessel of the same name, which was the first American ship to make landfall on the West Coast. Movie fans will recognize Lady Washington from her roles in “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Star Trek: Generations,” ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” and many other movie and television features.