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Coos Bay Welcomes Tall Ships May 1st–11th
|May 2, 2014|
The brig Lady Washington and the topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain, in partnership with the Coos Bay Boat Building Center, are visiting the Coos Bay area May 1st – 11th. The ships will offer walk-on tours, public excursions, and educational programs for K-12 students. Lady Washington will also host a reconciliation ceremony with local native tribes. Here’s the ships’ public schedule:
5/2: Walk-on tours, 4pm to 5pm $3 donation per person requested.
5/3: Walk-on tours, 10am to 1pm $3 donation per person requested.
5/3: Evening Sail (Hawaiian Chieftain only), 6pm to 8pm, $43 all ages.
5/3-4: Battle Sails, 2pm to 5pm, $43-$63.
5/4: Adventure Sail (Hawaiian Chieftain only), 11am to 1pm, $39 all ages.
5/6-9: Walk-on tours, 4pm to 5pm $3 donation per person requested.
5/7: Evening Sail (Hawaiian Chieftain only), 6pm to 8pm, $33.
5/10-11: Walk-on tours, 10am to 1pm $3 donation per person requested.
5/10-11: Battle Sails, 2pm to 5pm, $43-$63.
5/10: Evening Sail (Lady Washington only), 6pm to 8pm, $43 all ages.
5/11: Adventure Sail (Lady Washington only), 11am to 1pm, $43 all ages.
Tickets are available now for all sailings, though they are expected to sell quickly. Call 800-200-5239 or buy online at www.historicalseaport.org. Battle Sails simulate an 18th century naval skirmish with real cannon firing real gunpowder, (but no cannon balls). Tickets are $63 adults, $53 students/seniors/active military, $43 children 12 and under. Adventure Sails and Evening Sails are family-oriented experiences offering opportunities to help raise a sail, learn a traditional sailor’s song, or take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. The Evening Sail on May 7th is valued priced at $33 a ticket for all ages. Tickets for the Evening Sail on May3rd and 10th are $43 each.
The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw and the Coquille Indian Tribe will participate in a reconciliation ceremony with the crew of Lady Washington 11am to 1pm Sunday, May 5th. For details, call Tom Leahy, 541-217-4365, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Slots are still available for one-hour dockside and three-hour sailing programs for K-12 students and home-school groups. Special discounts may be available for qualified public schools. For information and to book a program, contact Roxie Underwood, email@example.com, 800-200-5239.