Keep an eye on Elliott Bay – tall ships in the next hour and a half

(Photo courtesy Joe Follansbee – added Thursday)
Just got last-minute word that the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain are scheduled to sail in Elliott Bay, including along the central waterfront and past Duwamish Head, during the next hour and a half or so, as a detour on the way to a stay in Lake Union – read on for the official announcement:

The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, which are scheduled
to participate in the Lake Union Wooden Boats Festival Saturday and Sunday,
will sail by the Seattle Central Waterfront today between 4 p.m. and 5:30
p.m. as a greeting to the people of Seattle. All media are invited to
photograph the ships on this beautiful sunny day perfect for tall ship

The vessels will begin their salute off Magnolia Bluff and follow the
Elliott Bay shoreline southerly toward Myrtle Edwards Park and the Central
Waterfront. At the Colman Dock Ferry Terminal, the ships will turn west
toward Duwamish Head, then head north toward West Point.

The vessels are expected to pass through the Chittenden Locks at
approximately 6:15 p.m. and tie up at the Historic Ships Wharf at Lake Union
Park approximately one hour later.

Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be open to the public in Seattle
through July 11. Their visit includes several public sailing opportunities,
including a Fireworks Sail 8 p.m. Sunday, July 4 for viewing the Family
Fourth celebration. More information about the schedule is available at

3 Replies to "Keep an eye on Elliott Bay - tall ships in the next hour and a half"

  • rlv June 30, 2010 (4:20 pm)

    Thanks for the heads-up! While I won’t be home to Alki in time to see them, I will keep an out for them while at work in South Lake Union.

  • Admiral Janeway June 30, 2010 (5:59 pm)

    Saw it in Elliott Bay at 5:00.

  • sillygoose June 30, 2010 (7:33 pm)

    Bummer we missed them we went down at 5:45 and nothing but sail boats!! Darn we miss them every year!!

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