Updated: Lady Washington has arrived in Eureka for an 11-day visit

The brig Lady Washington, the official ship of Washington State, arrived in Eureka today ahead of schedule for an 11-day visit featuring public sailing excursions, walk-on tours and educational programs for K-12 students. Her companion ship, Hawaiian Chieftain, will follow Lady Washington, arriving on April 15 after a five-day stop in Fort Bragg. The Lady Washington is docked at the Bonnie Gool dock at the Adorni Center.

Here is the public schedule for both ships:

April 11: 4 to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation per person (Lady Washington only)

April 12-13: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation per person. (Lady Washington only)

April 12-13: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Adventure Sail, $43 all ages (Lady Washington only)

April 15-18: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation per person

April 16: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Adventure Sail (Lady Washington only) $33 all ages

April 19-20: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation per person

April 19-20: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Battle Sails, $43-$63

April 19: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail (Hawaiian Chieftain only), $43 all ages

April 20: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Adventure Sail (Hawaiian Chieftain only), $43 all ages

Adventure Sails are two-hour, family-oriented experiences with opportunities for guests to help raise a sail, learn a sea shanty or take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. The Adventure Sail on April 16 is discounted at $33 per person. All other Adventure Sails, as well as the April 19 Evening Sail, are priced at $43 per person. Purchase tickets online at www.historicalseaport.org or call 800-200-5239.

The Battle Sail is an exciting, three-hour experience that recreates the look and feel of an 18th century naval skirmish between two tall ships. The vessels conduct close-quarters maneuvers and fire real cannon loaded with real gunpowder, but no cannon balls. Tickets are $63 for adults, $53 for students, seniors and active military, and $43 for children ages 12 and under. Purchase tickets online at www.historicalseaport.org or call 800-200-5239.

The ships are also booking K-12 classrooms and home-school groups for one-hour and three-hour educational programs. Schools designated Title I by the U.S. Department of Education may be eligible for significant discounts on pricing. For information, contact Roxie Underwood at runderwood@historicalseaport.org or 800-200-5239.

For background on the ships, visit www.historicalseaport.org.

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