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Tall Ship Lady Washington sailed in to Everett's Port August 16 to allow Everett residents the opportunity to tour the ship, which is a historic replica of the original trading vessel from 1750.
With Anthony's Restaurant as its sponsor, the Lady Washington will be at the south guest float in front of Anthony's, located at 1726 West Marine View Drive. Lady Washington is equipped with 11 sails and travels at approximately 7.5 knots. Unlike most sailboats, the tall ships require additional depth and moorage space, which makes its trip to Everett unique.
"This is the perfect weekend to have Lady Washington in town," Marina Director Kim Buike said, citing the Fresh Paint Festival that is taking place in the Port of Everett marina this weekend. "These two events compliment each other nicely, and I hope people get down to the waterfront and check them out."
The tall ship will be docked in Everett until Tuesday, Aug. 23, and will offer daily tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and sailings on Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The cost for a tour is $8 for a family or two or more, $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12. Sailings cost $45 for adults, $35 for seniors and teens 13-18 and $25 for children 12 and under. The Fresh Paint Festival is being held in Everett's Marina Promenade from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 20-21.
Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority (GHHSA) built Lady Washington in Aberdeen, Wash. in 1989. The ship took nearly two years to build, and is modeled after a 1750 trade ship. Since her inception, Lady Washington has sailed to ports along the Pacific Coast from Panama to Skagway, Alaska.
For more information on Lady Washington or to schedule a tour, please visit the website or call Mark Toy at 360-589-3776.