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IT’S #TALLSHIPSTUESDAY! Learn about Lady Washington.

Posted by Tall Ships America on August 4, 2015

IT’S TALL SHIPS® TUESDAY AND TODAY’S FEATURED TALL SHIP IS LADY WASHINGTON!

LADY WASHINGTON

WHERE YOU’LL FIND HER:
Pacific Northwest, Pacific Coast of USA

COOL FACT:
Played HMS Interceptor in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

HER STORY:
As a privateer during the American Revolution, the original Lady Washington fought to help the colonies gain their independence from England. In 1788, she became the first American vessel to visit the West Coast of North America, opening trade between the colonies and the native peoples of the Northwest Coast. Built at Grays Harbor Historical Seaport in Aberdeen, Washington, and launched in 1989 as a Washington State Centennial project, the reproduction Lady Washington sails the waters of Washington State and the West Coast of North America as the tall ship ambassador for the state of Washington. With a busy year-round sailing schedule, Lady Washington regularly tours the West Coast, providing shipboard education programs for schools in 89 port communities in Washington, Oregon, California, British Columbia, and Alaska. More than 15,000 school children visit Lady Washington each year to learn about the rich and colorful maritime heritage of our nation. Crew are paid professionals and volunteer trainees.

GET INVOLVED:
Who sails? School groups from elementary school through college, individuals, and families
Program type: Sail training for crew, apprentices, and paying trainees; sea education in maritime history; passenger daysails, overnight passages, family camps; dockside interpretation

CONTACT INFO:
Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority
Phone: 800-200-5239
Website: www.historicalseaport.org

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