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Tall Ships Visit
May 18, 2016 8:00 AM - May 31, 2016 8:00 AM
ANNUAL VISIT SCHEDULED TO NEWPORT FOR PAIR OF TALL SHIPS
Newport, Ore. - The annual visit to Yaquina Bay by the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain is scheduled for May 18-31. The ships will tie up at the Port of Newport, 600 Bay Boulevard, Newport, and welcome visitors for walk-on tours and sailing excursions. Local school groups will also participate in one-hour and three-hour educational programs on maritime history and culture. Both ships are U.S. Coast Guard-inspected passenger vessels. Here’s the public schedule for the ships.
5/19-20: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation per person requested.
5/20: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail, $45.
5/21-22: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation per person requested.
5/21: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Battle Sail, $38-$75.
5/22: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Adventure Sail, $39-$47.
5/22: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Adventure Sail, $39-$47.
5/24-27: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation per person requested.
5/25: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail, $35.
5/27: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail, $45.
5/28-30: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation per person requested.
5/28: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Adventure Sail, $39-$47.
5/29: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Adventure Sail, $39-$47.
5/29-30: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Battle Sail, $39-$75.
Battle Sails are recreations of a typical 18th-century naval skirmish, complete with real cannon, real gunpowder, but no cannon balls. Tickets are $75 adults, $67 students/seniors/active military, $39 children 12/under. Adventure Sails feature opportunities for guests to help raise a sail, learn a sea shanty, or take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. Tickets are $47 adults, $39 children 12/under. Evening Sails are similar to Adventure Sails, but value-priced at $35 on Wednesdays, $45 on Fridays.
New for 2016 is a 15 percent discount for online purchases of four or more Battle Sail or Adventure Sail tickets. For example, guests can save $45 on the purchase of four adult Battle Sail tickets. The discount is not available for phone or walk-up orders. To buy tickets, visit www.historicalseaport.org or call 800-200-5239.
The wooden-hulled Lady Washington has appeared in several movies and TV shows, including Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and Star Trek: Generations. The steel-hulled Hawaiian Chieftain specializes in hands-on educational programs for young people. To book an educational program and ask about discounts for Title I schools, call Tom Leahy, 800-200-5239.
Grays Harbor Historical Seaport is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) public development authority based in Aberdeen, Wash. that owns and operates the tall ships Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington, the Official Ship of the State of Washington. GHHSA provides educational, vocational, recreational and ambassadorial activities and experiences that promote and preserve the maritime history of Grays Harbor, the Pacific Northwest, and our nation while serving the needs of the community.
Grays Harbor Historical Seaport
PO Box 2019
Aberdeen, WA 98520
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