The tall ships Lady Washington, left, and Hawaiian Chieftain pass each other in mock battle in Port Angeles Harbor in this 2010 file photo. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The tall ships Lady Washington, left, and Hawaiian Chieftain pass each other in mock battle in Port Angeles Harbor in this 2010 file photo. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Tall ships to visit Port Ludlow on May 31

PORT LUDLOW — The Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain tall ships will dock in Port Ludlow on May 31 and offer public tours and sailings through June 2.

The ships will dock at the Port Ludlow Marina at 1 Heron Road.

On-ship tours of docked ships will be available for $5 each May 31 through June 2; no reservations are needed.

Sailings are planned June 1-2. On June 1 — a Saturday — an Adventure Sail complete with a sea shanty singalong is set from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. aboard the lady Washington. A Battle Sail — in which the crews on the two ships engage in a mock battle — is set from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

On June 2, a Battle Sail is planned from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets are $49 to $55 for Adventure Sails and $59 to $79 for Battle Sails.

To purchase tickets go to or call 1-800-200-5239.

For all activities, guest are advised to arrive early in anticipation of long lines, the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport said.

Originally, the plan was to have the Hawaiian Chieftain into Port Townsend beginning today and extending through Memorial Day weekend, but that trip has been canceled, an historical seaport representative said Tuesday.

In Port Ludlow, the ships will be closed for shop maintenance and crew training June 3-4. They will leave Port Ludlow on June 5 to sail to Port Angeles, where they will offer tours and sailings June 8-9 during the second annual Maritime Festival.

The passage from Port Ludlow to Port Angeles can be booked for $99 each. This is for experienced travelers who may be asked to assist with ship operations. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by adults.

Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, the educational nonprofit behind the tall ships, is celebrating Lady Washington’s 30th birthday.

The wooden-hulled Lady Washington was built in 1989 in Historical Seaport’s home port of Aberdeen to commemorate the centennial of Washington’s statehood.

The ship 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 appearances in “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Star Trek: Generations,” ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” and other features.

The steel-hulled Hawaiian Chieftain was built in 1988 in Lahaina, Hawaii, for Laurence “Baron” Dorcy Jr. Its design reflects the packet trader ships that sailed coastal New England in the mid-1800s.

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