Topic: Lady Washington
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October 18, 2013 at 9:47 AM
WESTPORT (AP) — The tall ship Lady Washington ran aground Thursday night at the entrance to the Westport Marina.
KXRO reports it was refloated and is sailing to Port Angeles Friday for a hull inspection. If it passes inspection it’s scheduled to leave Sunday for Half Moon Bay, Calif.
The 112-foot sailing ship is a full-scale reproduction of the first American vessel to make landfall on the west coast of North America in 1788.
The Lady Washington and another tall ship, the Hawaiian Chieftain, are operated by the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority for exhibitions and educational trips and tours.
August 28, 2012 at 1:44 PM
The Lady Washington, the state’s official ship, is viewed from the Aurora Bridge as it arrives Monday in Lake Union, en route to the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland, where it will be docked for Labor Day-weekend activities.
The ship, based in Aberdeen, will be available for tours from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday while moored at Marina Park (25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland). The ship accommodates 60 to 100 visitors an hour, and complimentary half-hour tours.
There also will be two free sailings. The first is an educational sail from 9 a.m. to noon, where children can learn about life at sea and basic navigation skills. A second sail, from 6 to 8 p.m., will allow visitors to participate in ship operations, from raising the sails to taking the helm. Mock battles and Lake Washington tours also will be offered at the Woodmark this weekend.
To purchase tickets and find out more about the free sailings, visit http://tallshipskirkland.eventbrite.com.
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