Saturday, July 03, 2010

Ships With Living History

Ships With Living History
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During the Center for Wooden Boats Festival, July 4th weekend and July 10th & 11th, historic tall ships The Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain are docked in South Lake Union. The public is invited to board and tour the vessels, and they will take folks for a battle sail or even an evening fireworks sail on Lake Union. Their working crews dress in period costume and they share their enthusiasm for their ship's history and expertise in manning a classic wooden beauty. They sailed down from Bellingham, a group of school age children helping man the vessels with the crew. All great fun. This crew member was working at something while hanging off the bow.


Katie said...

Beautiful ships! Lots to do to maintain a wooden boat though, as the woman in the top photo would probably agree. A few years ago my mom and I went on a battle sail in SF on the Privateer Lynx against The Hawaiian Chieftain. Great fun!

Steffe said...

A battle sail sounds like an interesting experience.

brattcat said...

What a fine sailor she appears to be. I don't think she'll be bringing bad luck to this beauty of a vessel.