West Seattle scene: Superstar tall ship Lady Washington sails by

August 26, 2013 at 10:03 am | In Seen at sea, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

Thanks to Christine for the tip – she e-mailed with news of a “cool twin-masted sailboat” passing by; MarineTraffic.com revealed it was Lady Washington, the tall ship that’s been featured in movies and music videos (including Macklemore‘s “Can’t Hold Us,” a winner at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards), so we headed down to the shore to grab a photo. According to its website, the Lady Washington is en route from Tacoma to Kirkland, where it’ll be based with another tall ship, Hawaiian Chieftain, through Labor Day. P.S. Macklemore has even made a PSA video urging people to support the nonprofit-owned-and-operated Lady Washington – see it here.


  1. Thank you, WSB! I just read this at 11:45 in my office next to the Ship Canal, looked outside…and there she was!

    Comment by Lauri — 11:53 am August 26, 2013 #

  2. Served as “Enterprise” in the opening scenes of Star Trek (7) Generations.

    Comment by jim — 12:01 pm August 26, 2013 #

  3. She also played the HMS Interceptor in the first Pirates of the Caribbean. Each summer the organization runs week-long cruises in the San Juans. So if you’ve ever wanted to be a pirate, here’s your chance!

    Comment by higgins — 12:49 pm August 26, 2013 #

  4. I got to ride this from Dockton park on Vashon to the Tacoma waterfront. It was awesome!!

    Comment by Ben — 1:38 pm August 27, 2013 #

  5. My nephew has been a deckhand on her since June. Here’s his comment from today: Ryan Karakai
    2 hours ago near Yarrow Point, WA, United States
    “Just called my first battle sail! I love this brig.”
    He’ll be coming home (Victoria BC) tomorrow and then back on her in October. Go on facebook to see his pics and how much he loves her.

    Comment by Sue Stroud — 7:15 pm August 28, 2013 #

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