The Lady Washington
The tall ship Lady Washington, the official ship of the state of Washington, will stop at the Antioch City Marina October 14-26 and offer hands-on history experiences, tours, and public excursions. The ship is a replica of one of the first U.S.-flagged vessels to explore the west coast of North America. From its home port in Grays Harbor, Wash., Lady Washington visits ports in California throughout the school year, delivering education programs to 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. Here’s the ship’s public schedule.
10/15-16: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 per person donation requested.
10/17-18: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 per person donation requested.
10/17: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Adventure Sail, $39-$47.
10/18: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Encounters & Explorations (special event), $39-$47.
10/20-23: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 per person donation requested.
10/24-25: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 per person donation requested.
10/24-25: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Adventure Sail, $39-$47.
On October 18, Lady Washington will present “Encounters & Explorations: Echoes of Early Expeditions.” Join members of California Indian tribes and a historian from Fort Ross State Historic Park for a round-table discussion of the impact of early European and American exploration of the west coast on indigenous people. The three-hour sailing experience takes place aboard Lady Washington and includes demonstrations of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, and maritime storytelling.
Adventure Sails are family-oriented experiences featuring opportunities for guests to take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. Tickets for all sails, including Encounters & Explorations, are available at www.historicalseaport.org, or by calling 800-200-5239. Excursion prices are $47 adults, $39 children 12 and under. Walk-on tours are by donation. No reservations for walk-on are required.
The 2015 stopover coincides with Delta Thunder VI powerboat races on the Sacramento River October 17-18.
Launched in 1989 for Washington State’s centennial, Lady Washington is a U.S. Coast Guard-inspected passenger vessel that has appeared in several motion pictures and television programs, including the 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
The Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority 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.