Tall ships the Lady Washington - official ship of the state of Washington -- and the Hawaiian Chieftain begin their 2010 tour
Tall ships the Lady Washington - official ship of the state of Washington -- and the Hawaiian Chieftain begin their 2010 tour of Washington ports with an April 14-19 visit to Port Angeles and an April 21 visit to Sequim.
• Crews in period costume welcome visitors for walk-on tours of the vessels from 4-5 p.m. Thursday-Friday, April 15-16, and from 10 a.m.-
1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, April 17-18, at their berth near the Victoria Ferry Terminal on the waterfront in Port Angeles and from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at John Wayne Marina, Sequim. A $3 per person donation is requested.
• Three-hour Battle Sails from Port Angeles recreate an 18th-century naval action, complete with blank cannon fire, close-quarters maneuvers between the two ships and cheers of victory. They start at 2 p.m. April 17-18. Tickets to be aboard either ship cost $60 adults, $50 students/seniors/active military, and $40 children 12 and under.
• Family oriented Adventure Sails feature demonstrations of ship handling, a sea shanty and a chance to help sail the Hawaiian Chieftain beginning at 10 a.m. April 18. Tickets cost $55 adults; $45 students, seniors, active military; $35 children 12 and under.
To purchase tickets for the battle or adventure sails, call 800-200-5239 or visit www.historicalseaport.org.
• Teachers and home-school parents can get curriculum information, pricing and schedule details for tours and sails from Roxie Underwood, 800-200-5239, runderwood@historical seaport.org.
The Lady Washington is a full-size replica of a brig that accompanied Capt. Robert Gray's expedition to the Pacific Northwest in 1788. The replica has appeared in several movies, including the 2003 "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl."
The Hawaiian Chieftain is a replica of a typical 19th-century merchant trader. Launched in 1988, the steel-hulled vessel was built for trade in the Hawaiian Islands.