Columbia River Gorge Blog
Save the date to join the fun and unleash your “inner pirate” as you set sail aboard the historic Tall Ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. Both ships will spend seven weeks navigating the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon with a stop in Stevenson, Washington. The ships are making the 225th Anniversary of the first American vessel to make landfall on the west coast of North America.
Considered the Official Ship of the State of Washington, the new Lady Washington is a full-scale reproduction of the original Lady Washington, a brig that sailed from Boston around Cape Horn to what would be later know as Vancouver Island in Canada. The expedition was led by Capt. Robert Gray, who discovered the mouth of the Columbia River and who gave his name to Grays Harbor, the home port to the modern Lady Washington.
Today, Lady Washington is better known as the HMS Interceptor from the first in the Disney "Pirates" movie line. In Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Capt. Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp, steals the Interceptor with the help of Will Turner, played by Orlando Bloom.
The topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain is a replica of a typical European merchant trader of the turn of the nineteenth century. The Hawaiian Chieftain joins Lady Washington as part of Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority’s educational cruises and ambassadorial visits along the west coast.
Skamania Lodge is pleased to host a weekend of fun, June 22nd and 23rd with these historic tall ships. Book our Pirates Stay-n-Play package and enjoy a two hour evening adventure sail aboard one of these exciting ships.
Learn more about this exciting package, adventure sailings and public tours by visiting Skamania’s Pirate web page, or call the Lodge at (800) 221-7117.
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