Lady Washington, Hawaiian Chieftain visit Roche Harbor Aug. 4-10

The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will make a rare stop in Roche Harbor Aug. 4-10 and offer a full slate of public activities.

The vessels will fire a cannon salute to the community when they arrive at about 5:30 p.m. after an all-day passage from Anacortes.

The ships’ schedule of public sails starts with an Evening Sail aboard Lady Washington at 6 p.m. Aug. 6. An Evening Sail on Lady Washington lasts three hours and features demonstrations of tall ship handling, a sea shanty, and an opportunity to help sail the vessel. Tickets are $35 each.

On Aug. 7 at 2 p.m., Hawaiian Chieftain will take guests on an Adventure Sail, which features a chance for guests to help sail a real tall ship. A second Adventure Sail is scheduled for Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. Tickets for the Adventure Sails are $55 adults, $45 students/seniors/active military, and $35 for children 12 and younger.

On Aug. 8 at 2 p.m., both vessels will offer a Battle Sail, which includes live cannon fire (with blanks) and close-quarters maneuvers similar to an 18th-century naval action. Tickets for the Battle Sail are $60 adults, $50 students/seniors/active military, $40 children 12 and younger.

Hawaiian Chieftain will offer a two-hour Evening Sail starting at 7 p.m. Aug. 9. Tickets for the Hawaiian Chieftain Evening Sail are $25 each.

To purchase tickets for any public sail, visit or call 800-200-5239.

The ships will welcome the public for walk-on tours on these dates and times: Aug. 5-6, 4-5 p.m.; Aug. 7-8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A $3 donation per person is appreciated.

While in Roche Harbor, Lady Washington will host a wedding. Both vessels are available for weddings and other charter activities. To learn more, call 800-200-5239, ext. 102 or visit

The Lady Washington is the Official Ship of the State of Washington. The Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain are owned and operated by the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) public development authority based in Aberdeen.

The seaport authority provides ambassadorial, educational, recreational, and vocational activities and experiences that promote and preserve the maritime history of Grays Harbor, the Pacific Northwest, and the United States.

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