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Tall ships coming to Sequim

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The brig Lady Washington, the official ship of the state of Washington, and her companion ship, the Hawaiian Chieftain, visit John Wayne Marina in Sequim from July 9-11.

 

The ships are scheduled to arrive late on Tuesday, July 9, after a transit from Aberdeen. During their stay in Sequim, the vessels will open for public tours and offer an “Evening Sail” and a “Battle Sail.”

 

Walk-on tours are a chance to visit the vessels at the dock and meet the crews, who will be wearing period costumes. Reservations are not required, and admission is by donation ($3 suggested).

 

“Evening Sails” (Lady Washington only) are family oriented experiences that offer guests a chance to help raise a sail, learn a sailor’s work song and take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. Cost is $29 per person.

 

“Battle Sails” feature both ships in a mock cannon battle with real cannon, real gunpowder and authentic 18th-century naval maneuvers. Tickets are $60 for adults, $50 for students/seniors/active military and $40 children 12 and younger.

 

Purchases of eight or more Battle Sail tickets in a single order qualify for a 15-percent per-ticket discount.

Tickets for all excursions are available online at or by calling 800-200-5239.

 

The public is invited to sail aboard the ships on an overnight, one-way cruise to Squalicum Harbor in Bellingham. The cruise takes guests through the Strait of Juan de Fuca through the San Juan Islands and into Bellingham Bay. Tickets are $125 each and must be purchased in advance. Call 800-200-5239.

 

Tall ships schedule
July 9: Arrive from Aberdeen (late evening)
July 10: Walk-on tours, noon-5 p.m., $3 donation requested; Evening Sail (Lady Washington only), 6-8 p.m., $29 for all ages
July 11: Walk-on tours, noon-5 p.m.; Battle Sail, 2-5 p.m., $40-$60; departs for Bellingham, 6 p.m.

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