Stunning Santa Rosa Island

Stunning Santa Rosa Island

A Day in Channel Islands National Park By Captain Ryan 'Otis' Downs Last week, the crew of the Hawaiian Chieftain took the vessel from Dana Point, CA to another beautiful port of Southern California: Ventura. Since we had plenty of time to get there, we decided to...

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A Surprise Visit for Hawaiian Chieftain

A Surprise Visit for Hawaiian Chieftain

Chieftain's Community Comes Full Circle By Ryan "Otis" Downs The Hawaiian Chieftain visited Newport Beach last week. While there we participated in the Christmas Lighted Boat Parade and made friends with the folks at the Boy Scout Sea Base, who hosted us. And...

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12 Days of Boatmas: Christmas at Sea

12 Days of Boatmas: Christmas at Sea

Christmas at Sea by Robert Louis Stevenson For our 12th Day of Boatmas, we present not a song but a poem! Read through the words, try speaking them aloud, take in the rhythms and sounds, and be transported into the mind of a young sailor on stormy seas during...

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Tall Ships Galore in Dana Point

Tall Ships Galore in Dana Point

Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain to visit Ocean Institute January 5th through 15th The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be open to the public in at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point beginning January 5th, offering dockside tours, dockside...

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The 12 Days of Boatmas: Wild Rover

The 12 Days of Boatmas: Wild Rover

During the Age of Sail, boats were at the forefront of cultural 'cross-pollination', particularly in terms of music. 'Wild Rover' is a folk song that became (and remains) immensely popular with tall ship sailors, who took the tune and lyrics from port to port as they...

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