The Lady Arrives

"The Lady has landed.The Lady Washington, that is.Though Aberdeen, Wash., is her homeport, the Lady Washington, a full-scale replica of the first American ship to explore the Pacific Northwest Coast in the 1780s, will drop anchor in Sinclair Inlet outside Port Orchard this week.The vessel will be open for historical, dockside tours, as well as for three-hour sailing trips. The tours, sponsored by the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport society, a non-profit group, give curious folks an opportunity to explore their Pacific Northwest Maritime past, or even the chance to sail.Schedule of events:* Aug. 9: The vessel will be open for dockside tours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to these tours costs $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and $1 for children. Admission is free to all members of the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport. The Lady will also embard ona sailing expedition from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Reservations are recommended; tickets for three-hour tours cost $30 for adults and $20 for children. Family rates are available as well; two adults and two children can sail for $85.* Aug. 10: Dockside tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by another three-hour sailing tour from 2 to 5 p.m., before the Concerts by the Bay kicks into high gear.* Aug. 11: The Lady Washington will leave Port Orchard for Blaine, Wash. and passengers are welcome on this transit trip, but call early for price quotes. This is a 24-hour trip and, for $105, prospective passengers can catch a ride and take part in several meals on the ship.* Space is still available for the Lady's family camp, which begins in Bellingham on Aug. 21 and concludes Aug. 26. For more information, call Grace at 800-200-5239 or 360-532-8611. "

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