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Monday, October 1, 2012

Tall Ships to Visit 20 California Ports in 2012-2013 Tour

The brig Lady Washington, the Official Ship of the State of Washington, and the topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain, have announced their 2012-2013 tour of California ports. Each fall and winter, the two tall ships bring living history educational programs to K-12 students, and they offer sailing excursions and tours to the general public. Here is the list of planned stops:
  • Oakland (Hawaiian Chieftain only): October 3-7.
  • Sacramento (Hawaiian Chieftain only): October 9 to December 6.
  • San Francisco (Lady Washington only): October 18 to October 29.
  • Rio Vista (Lady Washington only): October 30 to November 1.
  • Antioch (Lady Washington only): November 2-7.
  • Half Moon Bay (Lady Washington only): November 9-12.
  • Moss Landing (Lady Washington only): November 13-19.
  • Redondo Beach (Lady Washington only): November 21 to December 5.
  • Chula Vista (Lady Washington only): December 7-18.
  • Antioch (Hawaiian Chieftain only): December 10-18.
  • San Pedro: December 20 to January 1, 2013 (Hawaiian Chieftain after December 23.)
  • Newport Beach: January 2-13.
  • Long Beach: January 14-16.
  • Oxnard: January 17-28.
  • Ventura: January 29 to February 11.
  • TBD: February 12-18.
  • San Francisco: February 23-27.
  • Oakland: February 28 to March 6.
  • Redwood City: March 7-19.
  • Sausalito: March 20 to April 1.
  • Bodega Bay: April 2-8.
  • Eureka: April 11-17.
  • Crescent City: April 19-29.

Tickets are available for public excursions online or by calling 800-200-5239. Educators, home school groups, and administrators interested in scheduling a K-12 educational program should call 800-200-5239. Scholarships are available for Title I schools, that is, those with 40 percent or more of their students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. As well as excursions, both vessels are available to charter for weddings, film and TV productions, corporate events, and other group activities. A detailed schedule is available on the Public Sails Schedule page.

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