Tall ships to visit Astoria, Ilwaco April 26, 2009

The HMS Bounty tall ship at anchor in the Columbia River near Astoria, Oregon

Tall ships are no stranger to this port. Providing a glimpse of Astoria

Tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaii Chieftan are scheduled to visit the Astoria, Oregon and Ilwaco, Washington harbors on April 26, 2009. They will stay until April 27, 2009 and return in June. 

Ports, followed by Dates:

Astoria April 26-27

Kalama May 1-4

Hood River May 15-17 

 The Dalles June 4-8

Stevenson June 12 

 St. Helens June 17 

 Astoria June 23 

 On days of public availability, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will invite the public for walk-on tours of the vessels. Each tour is hosted by crew in 18th-century costume. The ships will also invite the public on three-hour sailing adventures at each port. The ships may also make brief overnight stops at many of the ports as they progress upriver and downriver. Visit the Sailing Schedule page of the Historical Seaport website, www.historicalseaport.org, for ticket pricing, availability, and a complete schedule.
Lady Washington is a replica of a ship that accompanied Capt. Robert Gray’s vessel Columbia Rediviva, for which the Columbia River was named in 1787. Designated Washington State’s official ship in 2007, she and Hawaiian Chieftain visit more than 40 ports a year in Washington, Oregon, California, and British Columbia. Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, the Aberdeen-based agency that owns and operates the ships, employs 30 people and has a budget of $1.2 million.

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  1. HELLO, I HAVE SOME FRIENDS THAT ARE LOOKING TO TAKE A SHIP FROM PDX,OR. TO ASTORIA…….I CAN’T SEEM TO LOCATE ANY INFORMATION ON THAT; CAN YOU PLEASE HELP?

    THANK YOU,
    STEPHANIE
    SNYDER
    SSNYDER723@AOL.COM

  2. I am trying to find a ship/captain available, and willing to perform a wedding ceremony, any help would be greatly appreciated


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