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Chieftain tall ship sails to Whidbey

The tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain will arrive at the Coupeville Wharf on Tuesday, Aug. 7, and will be available for tours and sailings through the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival, which runs Aug. 11-12 in Coupeville.

The Hawaiian Chieftain will sail in Penn Cove and Saratoga Passage, conditions permitting. Crews in period costumes welcome visitors for the walk-on tours, two-hour evening sails and three-hour adventure sails, which include chances to take the helm, raise a sail and learn a sailor’s work song.

Adventure sail tickets cost $39, evening sail tickets are $29 and the walk-on costs a $3 donation.

The schedule of sailing is as follows:

Aug. 8-10: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours.

Aug. 9-11: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., evening sail.

Aug. 11-12: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours.

Aug. 12: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., adventure sail.

The steel-hulled Hawaiian Chieftain was launched in 1988 and built in Hawaii. It sails to more that 40 ports a year and is usually accompanied by the tall ship Lady Washington, which is undergoing a major hull restoration project in Aberdeen this summer.

The Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival is renowned for its focus on quality handmade arts and crafts.

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