Our longboats are full-scale museum quality 18th-century reproduction vessels. They were built for Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority by Lead Shipwright Carl Brownstein, Board Member Dave Douglass, and Aberdeen School District students. Longboats are open rowboats, usually built for 8 or 10 oarsmen, that Age of Sail ships would carry for transporting people and cargo ashore. They also carry masts and sails, which can be easily rigged when the wind is in the sailors’ favor. The longboats operate from Seaport Landing in Aberdeen, Wash.
Length: 26 feet
Draft (Depth): 22 inches
Beam (Width): 7 feet
Displacement: 3,800 pounds
Total sail area: 316 square feet
Configuration: 3 masts, 4 sails, 10 oars
The results are in! Grays Harbor Historical Seaport surveyed a random group of 132 crew members about their experiences sailing on tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. The results confirm what many crew members already know, that Hawaiian Chieftain and...