The stop is the vessel’s second in its 2010-11 California tour, and the first in Antioch since 2009. Last season, Lady Washington remained in its home port of Aberdeen, Wash. for an engine upgrade. Its new engine meets 21st-century emissions standards.
The vessel is scheduled to arrive at the Antioch City Marina, 5 Marina Plaza in Antioch, on the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 20, and fire a cannon salute to the city. Lady Washington will open for walk-on tours (a $3 donation per visitor is requested) on the following dates and times:
• Oct. 21-22 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
• Oct. 23-24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Oct. 26 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Lady Washington will also offer three-hour Adventure Sail excursions at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 24. An Adventure Sail is a family-oriented experience that features demonstrations of tall ship handling, a shanty sing, and a chance for guests to help sail a real tall ship. Tickets for Adventure Sail are $55 for adults; $45 for students, seniors and those in the active military; and $35 for children 12 and under. Purchase tickets at www.historicalseaport.org or by calling 800-200-5239.
The tall ship is also booking schools, home-school groups and youth service groups for educational programs during its California visits. For information, visit www.historicalseaport.org or call Education Programs Manager Roxie Underwood at 800-200-5239, ext. 102.
The Lady Washington is the Official Ship of the State of Washington. Launched in 1989, the wooden-hulled craft sails to more than 40 ports annually, offering living-history education programs to school children and the general public. She has appeared in several movies. In addition to “Pirates of the Caribbean,” she played HMS Enterprise in the 1994 film “Star Trek: Generations.” Lady Washington’s companion ship, Hawaiian Chieftain, will be in Sacramento during Lady Washington’s Antioch stay.