Tall Ships Return to Channel Islands Harborposted: 1/1/2013
Both ships will be open for tours from 4-5 p.m. Jan. 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 19-21, 4-5 p.m. Jan. 22-25 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 26-27. A $3 donation is requested; no reservations are necessary.
Battle Sails -- cruises featuring recreations of 18th century naval skirmishes and maneuvers, with live cannon fire -- are scheduled from 2-5 p.m. Jan. 19, 20 and 27. Tickets are $40 for children 12 and younger, $50 for students, seniors and active military personnel, and $60 for adults. Tickets are available for purchase online at historicalseaport.org or by phone at (800) 200-5239.
Adventure Sails that allow passengers of all ages to help raise a sail, learn sea chanteys, hear maritime stories and take the helm of a tall ship (conditions permitting) are scheduled for 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 20 aboard Hawaiian Chieftain; 2-4 p.m. Jan. 21 and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 27 aboard Lady Washington. Tickets are $39.
Lady Washington, the official tall ship of Washington state, is a wood-hull replica of one of the first U.S.-flagged ships to visit the West Coast of North America. Hawaiian Chieftain is a steel-hull replica of an early 19th century trading vessel.
The ships will tie up at Channel Islands Harbor, 3900 Pelican Way. Both ships are operated by the not-for-profit Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority of Aberdeen, Wash.