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Tall ships return to Astoria July 27-29


Historic vessels will offer tours and sails at Astoria City Dock and East Mooring Basin, July 27-29.

History will come aliveas the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain make their return trip to Astoria. The tall ships, part of the Aberdeen-based nonprofit Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, sail the waters of the Pacific each year offering educational programs, free deck tours, and sailing excursions.

From July 27-29, Lady Washington will be docked at Astoria City Dock (17th St. and Marine Dr.) and Hawaiian Chieftain will be docked at East Mooring Basin (36th St and Leif Erickson Dr.) On weekdays, schools can reserve a trip aboard the tall ships for the Historical Seaport's one-of-a-kind maritime heritage field trip Voyage of Explorers. On weekends the tall ships are open to the general public for ticketed Adventure Sail, Battle Sail, and Evening Sail events. For the seasickness-prone but curious, stationary dockside Vessel Tours are available Tuesday - Sunday for a $5 suggested donation. The boats can also be Chartered for private events including weddings and workplace team builders.

Launched in 1989 in Aberdeen, Lady Washington is the official ambassador of the state of Washington and a replica of the original vessel of the same name, which was the first American ship to make landfall on the West Coast. The steel hulled Hawaiian Chieftain was launched in 1988 in Lahaina, Hawaii. Together they are among the most active tall ships in America, visiting approximately 40 ports each year. The tall ships offer a glimpse into our historic past, introducing people of all ages to the sights and sounds of 18th and 19th century maritime life.


July 27 (Friday)

Vessel Tours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($5 donation)

Evening Sail: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ($42-$49)

July 28 (Saturday)

Battle Sail: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($42-$79)

Battle Sail: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ($42-$79)

Evening Sail: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ($42-$49)

July 29 (Sunday)

Vessel Tours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($5 donation)

Adventure Sail: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($42-$49) [Hawaiian Chieftain]

Battle Sail: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ($42-$79)

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