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I was out sailing with my friend and this gorgeous restored beauty was out sailing too! She is called The Lady Washington. It's pretty fun to see all the different groups learn to sail her and fill her sails full of wind! Launched on March 7, 1989, the Lady Washington was built in Aberdeen, Wash., by Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, a 501 not-for-profit public development authority. The new Lady Washington is a full-scale reproduction of the original Lady Washington. Watch a 1992 documentary about the construction of Lady Washington In 1787, after the war, she was given a major refit to prepare her for a unprecedented trading voyage around Cape Horn. In 1788, she became the first American vessel to make landfall on the west coast of North America.
A pioneer in Pan-Pacific trade, she was the first American ship to visit Honolulu, Hong Kong and Japan. Lady Washington opened the black pearl and sandalwood trade between Hawaii and Asia when King Kamehameha became a partner in the ship.The modern Lady Washington was thoroughly researched by historians and constructed by skilled shipwrights. She was launched as part of the 1989 Washington State Centennial celebration. The new Lady Washington is a U.S. Coast Guard inspected and certified passenger sailing vessel. Lady Washington Statistics Length on deck 67 feet. Length on the waterline 72 feet Overall length 112 feet Draft (Depth) 11 feet Beam (Width) 22 feet Mast height.89 feet.Displacement.210 tons.Gross tonnage. 99 tons.Total sail area. 4,442 square feet .Rigging Approximately six miles .Guns Two three pounder; two swivels aft .Crew compliment .Passenger capacity .More information about the modern Lady Washington is available in our Lady Washington Timeline and Lady Washington Fun Facts
April 23rd, 2013
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