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Tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain sets sail to Coupeville

The Hawaiian Chieftain, a tall ship from Grays Harbor, is expected in Coupeville later this month for the annual Arts and Crafts Festival on Front Street. Tickets for daytime and evening sails are for sale and the ship will be open for walk-on tours. - Contributed photo
The Hawaiian Chieftain, a tall ship from Grays Harbor, is expected in Coupeville later this month for the annual Arts and Crafts Festival on Front Street. Tickets for daytime and evening sails are for sale and the ship will be open for walk-on tours.
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The tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain will arrive at the Coupeville Wharf Tuesday, Aug. 7, and will be available for tours and sailings through the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival, which is scheduled Aug. 11 and 12 in Coupeville.

The public is invited to see a real, working tall ship in action. The Hawaiian Chieftain will sail in Penn Cove and Saratoga Passage, conditions permitting. Crews wearing period costumes will welcome visitors for the walk-on tours, two-hour evening sails and three-hour adventure sails, which include chances to take the helm, raise a sail and learn a sailor’s work song, according to a news release from the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority.

Adventure sail tickets cost $39, evening sail tickets are $29 and the walk-on costs a $3 donation per person.

The schedule of sailing is as follows:

• Aug. 8 through 10: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours.

• Aug. 9 through 11: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., evening sail.

• Aug. 11 though 12: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours.

• Aug. 12: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., adventure sail.

The steel-hulled Hawaiian Chieftain was launched in 1988 and built in Hawaii. It sails to more that 40 ports a year and is usually accompanied by the tall ship Lady Washington; however, the Lady Washington is undergoing a major hull restoration project in Aberdeen this summer.

The Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival, established in 1964, is one of the state’s oldest, continuously run festivals. The event is renowned for its focus on quality arts and crafts, which are handmade by artisans from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The festival is organized by the Coupeville Festival Association.

 

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