Tall ships dock in Port Orchard

The tall ship Lady Washington dropped anchor in Port Orchard on Monday. - Courtesy photo
The tall ship Lady Washington dropped anchor in Port Orchard on Monday.
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The brig Lady Washington and topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain arrived Port Orchard on Monday for a week of living history activities, including battle sails, adventure sails and walk-on tours.

The ships arrived at the Port Orchard Marina around 3 p.m. June 14 and will depart for Gig Harbor on June 21.

During the Port Orchard visit, the vessels will be open for walk-on tours on:

• June 15 to 18, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and,

• June 19 to 20, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Crew in period costume will welcome visitors.

A $3 donation per person is requested.

At 2 p.m. on June 19 and 20, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will take guests on a three-hour Battle Sail, which features cannon fire and close-quarters maneuvers in the spirit of an 18th Century naval skirmish.

Tickets for the Battle Sail are $60 adults, $50 students/seniors/active military, $40 children 12 and under.

To purchase tickets, visit or call (800) 200-5239.

At 10 a.m. on June 20, Hawaiian Chieftain will treat guests to a three-hour Adventure Sail, which includes demonstrations of tall ship handling, a sea shanty, and an opportunity for guests to help sail a real tall ship.

Tickets for the Adventure Sail are $55 adults, $45 students/seniors/active military, $35 children 12 and under.

Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling 800-200-5239.

Both tall ships are also booking educational programs for K-12 students.

For information, educators should call Roxie Underwood, (800) 200-5239, x102, or email

The Lady Washington is the Official Ship of the State of Washington, as designated by the state Legislature in 2007.

Launched in 1989, the Lady Washington has appeared in several motion pictures, notably the 2003 “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.”

Her companion ship, Hawaiian Chieftain accompanies her on most voyages.

Hawaiian Chieftain was launched in 1988.


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