ABERDEEN, Wash. - The last opportunity for Grays Harbor residents to sail on Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain in 2010 is Saturday, October 2 in Westport. The ships have scheduled their final Battle Sail of the summer season at 2 p.m., departing from the Westport Marina. A Battle Sail features a recreation of a typical 18th century naval action with close-quarters maneuvers and cannon fire (with blanks).
Tickets for the three-hour living history experience are $60 adults, $50 students/seniors/active military, $40 children 12 and under. Purchase tickets online at www.historicalseaport.org or call 800-200-5239. Tickets may also be purchased at the boats.
In addition to the Battle Sail, both vessels will be open for walk-on tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Crew in period costume will welcome visitors. An on-board gift shop will be open. A $3 donation per visitor is appreciated.
After the Battle Sail, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will depart for Fort Columbia State Park on the Columbia River and a re-enactment of a fur trade meeting with canoe paddlers of the Chinook Nation. After the event, the ships will set sail for San Francisco to begin their annual tour of California ports.
Editors: Download high-res images of our ships at http://historicalseaport.smugmug.com. Click the “Media Images” category and select a gallery. We welcome media aboard to observe operations and interview crew. Contact (media only) Joe Follansbee, 360-589-0766, firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is subject to change without notice. A vessel fact sheet is available on the News Releases page at www.historicalseaport.org. Facebook: facebook.com/graysharbor.seaport; Twitter: @graysharborhist.