The Lady Washington a brig, Washington’s state ship and her companion Hawaiian Chieftain a topsail ketch, will be visiting many different ports now through the end of June 2009. If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to walk the deck of these great ships then here’s your chance.
In each port the public is invited for walk on tours of the vessels. The tours are hosted by crew in 18th century costume. Plus they will also invite the public on three hour battle sails and adventure sails. I’ve had the opportunity to visit for the walk on tour and it’s tons of fun, the crew is open and informational.
I’ve not had the opportunity to battle sail. I think it would be great to recreate an 18th century naval action complete with blasting cannons and close quarters maneuvers. Somehow I think I might need to don my pirate costume! Argh!
Families will enjoy the adventure sail which offers a chance to help sail the ship and for those brave souls…. You will also be invited to climb the rigging during the ‘tours aloft’ program. Participants wear a safety harness and can climb as high as 70 feet above the water.
If this sounds like fun to you then follow this link to view dates, times and locations.
The Tall Ship Lady Washington is a great way to bring history alive for everyone of us. Don’t miss out on your chance to visit her!
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