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Hawaiian Chieftain Returns to Astoria

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From April 13th – April 17th, Hawaiian Chieftain will be docked at Astoria City Dock (near the Columbia River Maritime Museum). On weekdays, schools can reserve a trip aboard the tall ships for the Historical Seaport’s one-of-a-kind maritime heritage field trip Voyage of Explorers. On weekends the tall ship is open to the general public for ticketed Adventure Sail, and Evening Sail, and events. For the seasickness-prone but curious, stationary dockside Vessel Tours are available Tuesday – Sunday for a $5 suggested donation. Hawaiian Chieftain can also be Chartered for private events including weddings and workplace team builders.

The Ship’s Story

The steel hulled Hawaiian Chieftain was launched in 1988 in Lahaina, Hawaii. Together with Lady Washington, the tall ships are among the most active educational boats in America, visiting approximately 40 ports each year. The tall ships offer a glimpse into our historic past, introducing people of all ages to the sights and sounds of 18th and 19th century maritime life. But Hawaiian Chieftain also creates moments to examine our contemporary world. As Senior Captain Michael Kellick puts it, “Our programs are as much about the future as they are about the past. Your place in history is between the two – it is now.” On the ambassadorial role the tall ships play in the communities they visit, he adds “Our purpose is never to just go from one port to another, but rather to go from where we are to where we need to be and become better people in the process. We will arrive together.”

Astoria Schedule

April 13 (Friday): Arrival
Vessel Tours: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ($5 donation)

April 14 (Saturday): SPECIAL Sail with Maritime Museum, exploring the boats of the Columbia River:
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ($42-65)

Vessel Tours: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ($5 donation)

April 15 (Sunday): SPECIAL Vessel Tours featuring knot tying demonstrations by Tongue Point’s Jason Linnett
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ($5 donation)

Adventure Sail: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ($42-$59)

April 16 (Monday): CLOSED

April 17 (Tuesday):
Vessel Tours: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ($5 donation)
Evening Sail: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ($42-59)

April 18 (Wednesday): Departure

Tickets available for purchase by clicking here.

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