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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Hawaiian Chieftain Welcomed to Aberdeen; Musicians Added to Maritime Music Concert

The tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain was welcomed to Aberdeen in Grays Harbor yesterday as the newest addition to the fleet that includes the brig Lady Washington. The replica of the 1750 trading ship, built in Hawaii in 1988, is a 103-foot topsail ketch. It was purchased last year by the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, which teaches sailing and the region's maritime history. The two vessels are used for educational trips along the west coast. And the Lady has appeared in several movies, including Pirates of the Caribbean. The Seattle Times has a story and photos.

Northwest Seaport has announced an addition to the July 29 maritime music concert. Tania Opland and Mike Freeman will join headliners William Pint and Felicia Dale in a concert featuring sea chanteys and nautical ballads. Opland and Freeman specialize in traditional and contemporary material from many cultures as well as original compositions. Visit the Maritime Heritage Network Calendar later this month for more details, including location and ticket prices.

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