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Lady Washington, Official Ship of the State of Washington

“The historic tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will arrive in Olympia with cannons blazing as part of Olympia Harbor Days Aug. 29-31, it was announced today [Aug. 22].

The Official Ship of the State of Washington and her companion ship will add an extra day in the state capital Sept. 1 for additional public tours and sailings that celebrate the regions maritime heritage.

The ships are scheduled to arrive at Percival Landing, 222 Columbia St. N.W., Aug. 29 at about 6 p.m.

Crew in period costume will welcome visitors aboard the ships for walk-on tours: Aug. 30, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Aug. 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sept. 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A $3 donation per person is requested.

The ships also will take passengers on five Battle Sails — three-hour excursions featuring booming cannon and close-quarters maneuvers between the two vessels.

Those sails are scheduled Aug. 30, 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.; Aug. 31, 6-9 p.m.; and Sept. 1, 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $60 for adults. For reservations call 800-200-5239 or go to www.historicalseaport.org,” quoting The Olympian.

Posted by Steve on August 26, 2008 at 6:00 am | Permalink

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