The official tall ship of Washington state will be in Bellingham July 12-22, and Blaine from July 31 until August 6 and in Richmond B.C. July 26-29. She will be accompanied by a companion vessel, Hawaiian Chieftain, and will be lots of fun for the whole family. Tickets are available for vessel tours, battle sails, adventure sails and evening sails around the areas. Tours will include demonstrations on tall ship handling, sea shanty singing and maritime amusements. The Hawaiian Chieftain will be in Port Townsend from May 24-31.
In 1788, the original Lady Washington, named in honor of Martha Washington, became the first American vessel to make landfall on the west coast of North America. Lady Washington opened the black pearl trade between Hawaii and Asia.
The modern ship, built in Aberdeen, Washington, was launched in 1989 as part of the Washington State Centennial celebration. These days, she can be seen during summer appearances and in films such as the Pirates of the Caribbean and Star Trek.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit historicalseaport.org.