September 12, 2009 06:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Lady Washington

  • The Lady Washington will be in the Edmonds Marina on derby day

    Come sail aboard the tall ship Lady Washington!

    Port of Edmonds, Edmonds, Wash.

    September 10-13, 2009

    Call 800-200-5239 or visit

    ‘Amazing. I told everyone about how I got to sail a tall ship. I was so excited about the experience and would go again in a heartbeat!!’

    • Three hours you’ll never forget!

    • Family Adventure Sail I, 9/12, 2 pm

    • Family Adventure Sail II 9/13, 2 pm

    • Walk-on tours 9/11, 5 pm to 6 pm

    • Walk-on tours 9/12-13, 10 am to 1 pm

    Adventure Sails are a family-oriented experience with opportunities for everyone aboard  to help sail Lady Washington. Walk-On Tours are a chance to explore a ship at the dock . Crew dressed in 18th century costume will talk with you about life aboard a tall ship. A $3 donation per person is requested for walk-on  tours. Donations support our educational programs for children and youth.

    The Lady Washington appeared in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean and Star Trek: Generations. During the academic year, the ship offers living history programs to K-12 students in Calif., Ore, and Wash.

    Celebrating 20 Years of Changing People’s Lives: 1989-2009

    Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority

    712 Hagara St.

    PO Box 2019

    Aberdeen, WA 98520

    P: 800-200-5239

    F: 360-533-9384


    Contact (media only): Joe Follansbee, Communications Director



    August 27, 2009




    Edmonds, Wash. – The brig Lady Washington, the Official Ship of the State of Washington, will sail into the Port of Edmonds Wednesday, Sept. 9 for a five-day visit. The ship will fire a cannon salute to the city just before she ties up at the Edmonds Marina at approximately 9 p.m. Lady Washington will invite visitors aboard for tours and three-hour public sailings through Sunday, Sept. 13.


    Edmonds is the final opportunity this summer for Puget Sound residents to enjoy the ship’s three-hour public sailings. Lady Washington’s Adventure Sail include demonstrations of tall ship handling, a sea shanty, maritime storytelling, and an opportunity for guests to help sail the ship. The sailings are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12 and 13. Tickets are $55 adults, $45 students, seniors and active military, and $35 for children under 12. Purchase tickets by visiting or call 800-200-5239.


    Lady Washington will open for tours on these dates and times: 9/10-11, 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.; 9/12-13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crew in period costume will welcome visitors and explain the history and activities of the ship. A $3 donation per person is appreciated.


    Tickets are also on sale for Lady Washington’s eight-hour passage from Edmonds to Port Townsend on Sept. 14. Passages offer a one-way extended tall ship experience, similar to 18th-century travelers. For ticket information, visit the Sailing Schedule page at or call 800-200-5239.


    Launched on March 7, 1989, the Lady Washington is celebrating two decades of changing people’s lives with a grand tour of Puget Sound. More than one million people have walked her decks since her launch, including approximately 200,000 school children, who have participated in the ship’s living history programs. The ship has appeared in several movies, notably the 2003 Disney picture, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. In 2007, the Washington Legislature designated Lady Washington the state’s official ship.


    Editors: Download high-res images of our ships at Click the “Media Images” category and select a gallery. We welcome media aboard to observe operations and interview crew. Contact Joe Follansbee, 360-589-0766, Information is subject to change without notice.  A vessel fact sheet is available on the Press Releases page at Follow our activities on Facebook ( and Twitter (graysharborhist).




    Celebrating 20 Years of Changing People’s Lives: 1989-2009 – 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, launched March 7, 1989, now the Official Ship of the State of Washington. GHHSA’s mission is to provide 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.



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