For more than 25 years, we have provided hands on education opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds. With a focus on teamwork and empowerment, our programs explore our shared history and our daily connections to the world’s oceans.

We are Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, a 501 (c)(3) educational non-profit public development authority based in Aberdeen, Wash. We bring maritime history to life aboard our two tall ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain.


Our semi-annual print newsletter features news about Seaport Landing, the ships, and the organization.

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GHHSA is a public agency under state law. All board and committee meetings are open to the public under the Open Public Meetings Act (RCW 42.30, RCW 42.32) and the Open Public Records Act (RCW 42.56).

The board meets at 6:30 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month at GHHSA headquarters, 500 N. Custer St., Aberdeen, Wash.

Minutes for each regular board meetings and committee meetings are available for inspection immediately after they are approved by the board or committee.


GHHSA is a public development authority under Washington State law. As such, the Washington State Auditor conducts an annual audit of our organization. Results of the most recent audits are listed below.

2005: financial, accountability, finding | 2007: financial, accountability, finding | 2009: accountability, finding | 2011: accountability, finding | 2013: accountability | 2014: accountability

GuideStar Exchange Silver SealCheck out our GuideStar profile for more information, including recent IRS Form 990s. We have earned the silver GuideStar Exchange Seal for our commitment to transparency.

2013 Annual Report | 2014 Annual Report

We are also developing Seaport Landing, a 38-acre former industrial sawmill, into a world-class multi-use tourism destination facility in south Aberdeen on the banks of the Chehalis River. Seaport Landing will reconnect Aberdeen to its riverfront heritage and provide living wage jobs to its people in an historically stressed local economy.