schedule. The Lady Washington is scheduled to stop at the following ports on her Journey July 31-August 4, 5, 6, 7: Blaine (Drayton Harbor Days) August 6-7: Coupeville (Arts & Crafts Festival)
The tall ship Lady Washington will be sailing to western Washington ports during summer 2013. She is a replica of the original Lady Washington, a privateer during the American Revolution, and will be accompanied by the Hawaiian Chieftain during her tour.
In 1787, after the war, the Lady was given a major refit to prepare her for a unprecedented trading voyage around Cape Horn.
In 1788, she became the first American vessel to make landfall on the west coast of North America.
The first American ship to visit Honolulu, Hong Kong and Japan, she was a pioneer in Pan-Pacific trade and opened up the market for black pearl and sandalwood trade between Hawaii and Asia when King Kamehameha became a partner in the ship.
Launched in 1989, the modern Lady Washington was designated Washington’s official ship by the legislature in 2007. She was thoroughly researched by historians and constructed by skilled shipwrights, and was launched as part of the 1989 Washington state centennial celebration. The new Lady Washington is a U.S. Coast Guard inspected and certified passenger sailing vessel. She was featured in the first “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie starring Johnny Depp.
At most of the ship’s stops there will be public tours and excursions, including battle sails, which are recreations of a typical 18th-century naval skirmish complete with cannon fire (without cannon balls), and adventure sails, which are family-oriented experiences with an opportunity to take the helm of a real tall ship. W
For more information about the ship, visit historicalseaport.org or call 800/200-5239.