Q/A with Hawaiian Chieftain Purser K.C. Crowell

Name: K.C. Crowell Age: 26 Hometown: Healdsburg, Calif. Vessel: Hawaiian Chieftain Job: Purser, also filling in as cook What brought you to tall ships? I first got on the boats as a Battle Sail passenger when they were in the Bay Area. I had a little bit of sailing...

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Give Lady Washington the Spars She Needs to Sail!

Update: We've succeeded! On August 25, we exceeded our goal of $10,000 via our crowdfunding effort. Thanks to everyone who contributed. || This majestic vessel is the state ship of Washington, and a national treasure. Whether you’re a sailor, long time supporter, or...

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Lady Washington: Pacific Ocean Explorer and Trader

by Connie Allen and David Cottrell The original Lady Washington story begins with an accidental discovery after the death of the English explorer, Captain James Cook. His mission to find the Northwest Passage from the Pacific Ocean across North America was...

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Aloft in the New Age of Sail

by Bethany Loudon When I first stepped aboard the Lady Washington in 2003, I, much like everyone else who had never been up in her rigging, could only associate the ship with her role as the HMS Interceptor in the wildly popular Disney film, Pirates of the Caribbean:...

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A First-Time Feeling of Belonging

by Heather Varner I participated in the Two Weeks Before the Mast program back in August of 2009. Before the program, I was shy and kind of a loner, but being on the Hawaiian Chieftain really brought me out of my shell. for the first time in years, I felt like I...

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