Tall ships are coming to the North Olympic Peninsula — and the public can set sail on some of them.
Tall ships will visit Port Angeles on Friday through Sunday, on Monday, on June 30 and on July 1.
Tall ships also will be seen in Port Townsend Bay on June 30, and on July 2.
The vessels are among those taking part in the American Sail Training Association’s Tall Ships Challenge race series this summer along the west coast of North America, which includes a race from Victoria to Port Angeles.
The first of the 13 tall ships — the schooner Lynx — is scheduled to dock at Port Angeles City Pier at 3 p.m. Friday, said Jeffrey Woods, director of operations for the Lynx educational foundation.
After a canon salute, dockside tours are planned from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
On Saturday and Sunday, dockside tours will be offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Adventure sails also are planned from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The HMS Bounty was scheduled to sail to Port Angeles on Friday, but may not make it that soon, said Bill Larson, former master of the tall ship Lady Washington.
The Bounty “is having a terrible time getting up the coast from California.”
Beginning Monday, more tall ships are due to begin arriving in Port Angeles Harbor.
“A lot of tall ships will be arriving and be at anchor in Port Angeles,” Woods said.
“There will be no opportunity to go aboard, but it will be picturesque.”