The tall ships Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington will visit Newport for public outreach on maritime history, rides on their vessels and education for the youngsters.
The Lady Washington will arrive in Newport on Wednesday, May 14th, and will tie up at Port Dock 3. On Monday, May 19th, Lady Washington’s sister tall ship the Hawaiian Chieftain will arrive in Newport and also tie up at Port Dock 3. Both crews will offer two and three hour public sailing excursions. They crews will offer education programs for kids age 5 to 12. And of course, walk-on tours while tied up at Port Dock 3. Here’s a little video about what it looks like while these tall ships are out at sea:
And here’s a bit more about the organization behind the tall ships and the people with a daring vision taking these ships and the history they represent going forward:
We are Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, a 501 (c)(3) educational non-profit public development authority based in Aberdeen, Wash. We bring maritime history to life aboard our two tall ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. Our programs include:
Education programs for K-12 students
Public Adventure Sails, Evening Sails, and Battle Sails
Charters for weddings and corporate events
Charters for film and television
Two Weeks Before the Mast sail training experiences
Expedition Voyages Family Camp
Multi-day ocean Passages
Vocational / pre-vocational programs
For more than 25 years, we have provided hands on education opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds. With a focus on teamwork and empowerment, our programs explore our shared history and our daily connections to the world’s oceans.
We were chartered by the City of Aberdeen, Washington in 1986 to operate and maintain the 112-foot brig Lady Washington, the official ship of Washington state. In 2005, we purchased the 103-foot topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain, doubling our educational program capacity, as well as creating opportunities for exciting excursions, such as the Battle Sail.