The sailing ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain arrived Wednesday on their annual visit to Coos Bay.
The ships travel the Pacific coast each summer from their home port in Grays Harbor, Wash. Manned by volunteer and professional crews, the ships give school groups and the public a taste of a sailor's life.
Here's a schedule of events during the visit.
Today and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walk-on tours. $3 donation per person. No reservation required.
Today and Sunday: 2 p .m. to 5 p.m. Lady Washington & Hawaiian Chieftain Battle Sail. $40-$60.
Today: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hawaiian Chieftain Evening Sail. $35.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hawaiian Chieftain Adventure Sail. $35.
May 8-11: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-on tours. $3 donation per person. No reservation required.
May 12-13: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walk-on tours. $3 donation per person. No reservation required.
May 12-13: 2 p .m. to 5 p.m. Lady Washington & Hawaiian Chieftain Battle Sail. $40-$60.
May 12: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Lady Washington Evening Sail. $35.
May 13: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lady Washington Adventure Sail. $35.
Walk-on tours occur while the ships are moored at the Coos Bay Boardwalk. Evening Sails last 2 hours and include demonstrations of ship handling, chantey singing and storytelling; Adventure Sails last 3 hours and involve guests in the operation of the ship; and Battle Sails involve a cannon battle between the ships. To reserve a sail and learn more about the ships, visit www.historicalseaport.org/.
Also, the ships' crews will sing sea chanteys at a fundraising dinner for the Coos Bay Boat Building Center that starts at 5:30 p.m. May 12. Tickets are $50 and will include dinner provided by the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians and the Empire Cafe and an open house of the center's facilities and new gift shop. The Boat Building Center is at 100 Newmark Avenue below the Hollering Place in Empire. To reserve a dinner ticket, call Jim Berg at 541-269-1601.