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Friday, March 31, 2006

Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain Visit Bay Area

The two tall ships owned by the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, based in Aberdeen, Wash., are visiting the the San Francisco Bay Area until April 16, according to BoatingSF. The Lady Washington is a replica of a brig that sailed as a trading ship along the Northwest Coast in the 18th century. Constructed in 1989, she appeared in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean. The Hawaiian Chieftain is a replica of a typical European merchant trader of the turn of the nineteenth century. Built in 1988, her hull shape and rigging are similar to those of Spanish explorer's ships used in the expeditions of the late eighteenth century along the Washington, Oregon, and California coasts.

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