The West Coast’s Tall Ship, Lady Washington will be making her return visit to Morro Bay Nov. 22 to Dec. 22, 2019. While in town, the vessel will be docked at the South T Pier, 1185 Embarcadero, and will offer educational programs, vessel tours, and sailing trips for the general public and by private charter.
Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, the educational non-profit behind the tall ship, is celebrating Lady Washington’s recent 30th birthday. The vessel of Historical Seaport is among the most active educational boat in America, visiting over 30 West Coast communities each year.
Lady Washington is also the host of Historical Seaport’s professional maritime training program The Seafarer Collective.
The wooden-hulled Lady Washington was built in 1989 in Historical Seaport’s home port of Aberdeen, WA to commemorate the centennial of Washington’s statehood. She is a replica of the 18th century vessel of the same name which was the first American ship to make landfall on the West Coast. Movie fans will recognize Lady Washington from her roles in “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Star Trek: Generations,” ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” and many other features.
Wednesday through Friday, schools can reserve a trip aboard the tall ship for Historical Seaport’s original maritime heritage field trip Voyage of Explorers. On weekends the tall ship is open to the general public for ticketed Adventure Sails, Evening Sails, and occasional special events. Vessel Tours, which take place aboard the tall ship as it is docked in port, take place Friday through Sunday by a $5 suggested donation. Lady Washington can also be Chartered for private events including weddings, parties, and films.
For tickets and more information about Grays Harbor Historical Seaport and its tall ships — including crewing and Membership opportunities — guests should visit their website at historicalseaport.org or call (800) 200-5239.