dana_point.jpgNot that this charming vessel is one of the ships coming to town.

But there will be a passel of multi-masted, wind powered vessels entering our fair city, and staying for the weekend. During the weekend, there will be cannon battles on Lake Union between the Washington State based Lady Washington and the Hawaii based Hawaiian Cheiftan. Readers of the New Yorker recently read an account of sailing from Friday Harbor, WA to Vancouver BC over the course of a week in September 2001 aboard the Lady Washington.

The Seattle Times included a great deal of coverage of the events this weekend (including this cool PDF based on the Lady Washington), as did the P-I. The P-I’s coverage was bit cooler – because a staff writer is a volunteer crew member of the Lady Washington.

Sadly, Jason will be out in Eastern Washington this weekend. I have an unutterably powerful desire to see Jason give a full concert on the deck of a full-scale 100-foot-or-larger three master – a ship the size of the sadly unrestored Wawona at the foot of Lake Union or of the USS Constitution in Boston harbor.

Hmm, who’da thunk it? Apparently wind powered ship enthusiasts are not the most effective website designers!

2 thoughts on “Tall Ships starts thursday

  1. Actually, Jason is supposed to be at the Islewilde Festival on Vashon over the weekend. He played Spokane and Colville on the 12th and 13th, respectively. My aunt and grandmother live in Colville, so maybe they ran into him downtown…

  2. To whom it may concern:
    My name is Kenda and i’m interested in volunteer work. I heard of the Hawaiian Cheiftan from a Benjamin Day, a former worker. I’m a hard working 21 year old who loves the ocean and has always dreamed of sailing. Unfortunately I have no experience, however, I’m willing to go through anything to learn. If you could please e-mail me with some information it would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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