Lady Washington will soon set sail for Whidbey. (Photo submitted)

Lady Washington will soon set sail for Whidbey. (Photo submitted)

Tall ship Lady Washington sails into Langley Sept. 19

  • Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:06pm
  • LifeNews

Lady Washington, the “official tall ship of Washington state,” will visit Langley Sept. 19-22 and offer vessel tours and sailings at the marina.

Launched in March 1989 as part of the state’s centennial celebration, the Lady Washington was built in Aberdeen by Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, a nonprofit public development authority.

The new Lady Washington is a full-scale replica of the original ship.

Constructed as a brig, Lady Washington was thoroughly researched by historians and traditionally constructed by skilled shipwrights.

In 1787, after the Revolutionary War, the original Lady Washington was given a major refit to prepare her for an unprecedented trading voyage around Cape Horn. In 1788, she became the first American vessel to make landfall on the west coast of North America.

A pioneer in Pan-Pacific trade, she was the first American ship to visit Honolulu and Japan, opening the black pearl and sandalwood trade between Hawaii and Asia when King Kamehameha became a partner in the ship.

Over the years, Lady Washington has appeared in several motion pictures and television shows, including “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” “Star Trek: Generations,” “Once Upon A Time,” and “Revolution.”

Guests will embark on sailing experiences as it was done for hundreds of years. Join in a sea shanty, enjoy breathtaking views and meet the modern day crew.

A ticket is required for all passengers, including babies. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Refreshments are not provided, but people are welcome to bring their own — no glass please.

You can book tickets at www.historicalseaport.org/public-tours-sails

Schedule:

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. Available for education programming.

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. Available for education programming. Vessel tours: 4-6 p.m. $5 donation.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. Vessel tours are $5 donation. Adventure sail: 2-4 p.m. $49-$59.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. Vessel tours are $5 donation. Adventure sail: 2-4 p.m. $49-$59.

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