Tall ships extend stay in Coupeville

  • Fri Aug 13th, 2010 10:04pm
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Herald staff

COUPEVILLE — The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftan are scheduled for an extra day’s visit at the Coupeville city dock.

The ships are tied up at Front Street NW and NW Alexander Street through Monday.

The ships’ crews cancelled a stop on Bainbridge Island because of the popularity of the sailing vessels’ visit to Whidbey Island.

The ships will be open for walk-on tours today, Sunday and Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A $3 donation per person is suggested for walk-on tours.

The ships’ crews have also added a three-hour, evening sailing at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Tickets, $35 each, are available online at http://www.historicalseaport.org or by calling 800-200-5239.

Based in Aberdeen, Lady Washington is Washington state’s ambassador to West Coast maritime communities. The vessel is a replica of one of the first U.S.-flagged ships to visit western North America in 1788. The Hawaiian Chieftan is a replica of an early 19th century trading ship.