Visiting the Lady Washington

Lady Washington, in Olympia, WA

The full scale replica of the Lady Washington launched on March 7. 1989 and was built in Aberdeen, WA.

The original Lady Washington was given a major refit after the Revolutionary War in 1787 to be prepared for a unprecedented trading voyage around Cape Horn.
And in 1788 she became the first American vessel to make landfall on the west coast of North America.

She was a pioneer in the Pan-Pacific trade, was the first American ship to visit Honolulu and Japan.

The modern Lady Washington, constructed as a brig, was thoroughly researched by historians and then traditionally constructed by skilled shipwrights, then launched as part of the 1988 Washington State Centennial celebration. She is a US Coast Guard inspected and certified passenger sailing vessel.

She also appeared in several motion pictures and tv shows, including Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Once Upon a Time and more.

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