Nearly 200 Lady Washington supporters turned out for the ship's 20th anniversary celebration last night at Aberdeen Landing in Aberdeen. Many people said it was the best party the Seaport's had in years. The weather was perfect, the food from Ranch House BBQ was excellent, the music was superb, and the fellowship was unmatched. (I've run out of superlatives.)
Here's a few photos: Top: Lady Washington in all her glory, with Hawaiian Chieftain behind, and the Chehalis River Bridge in the background.. Middle: Volunteer Audra Poor transfixed visitors with her uilleann pipes. Bottom, left to right: Former state senator Max Vekich, former secretary of the state of Washington Ralph Munro, and GHHSA Executive Director Les Bolton share a moment. Vekich and Munro were instrumental in leading the effort to construct Lady Washington in the late 1980s.
I'll post more photos later.