The Historical Seaport had initially planned for a major restoration project on the ship after completing its annual Puget Sound tour this month. A change in the restoration planning opened up the opportunity for a fall voyage. The warm welcome by Columbia River port communities last spring encouraged the Seaport to schedule a fall voyage up river rather than south down the Oregon coast.
Starting October 6, Lady Washington will visit the following Columbia River ports: Arlington, Astoria, Cathlamet (tentative), Hood River, Ilwaco, Kalama, Pasco, Rainier, St. Helens, The Dalles, Umatilla, Vancouver, and Washougal. As well as educational programs, the ship has scheduled three-hour public Adventure Sails and public walk-on tours at the dock on Saturdays, Sundays, and some weekdays throughout the tour. For a detailed list of stops and activities, visit www.historicalseaport.org.
Teachers, schools, and home-school groups interested in setting up a one-hour dockside or three-hour sailing program should contact Reasa Shuck, 800-200-2539, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain, which normally accompanies Lady Washington on her voyages, will sail south and offer educational programs to coastal Oregon and California schools.