Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, owners of the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, will host an Open House at their Seaport Landing headquarters (500 N Custer St) on Wed. June 19th from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. The public is invited to hear about the progress for the site, located on the banks of the Chehalis River in South Aberdeen, at the site of the former Weyerhauser mill. Light refreshments will be served.
At the meeting, guests will learn about the developments for this site which have been happening behind the scenes this year. Milestones on the agenda include a $2.3M grant, $349,000 from the WA State Capital Budget, new leases on site at the property from businesses like Standard Truss, and environmental sustainability accomplishments. Tours of the Seaport Landing Spar Shop, home of North America’s largest wood lathe, will be available, and will touch on new workforce development plans for the site.
Grays Harbor Historical Seaport is an educational non-profit public development authority of the City of Aberdeen. 30 years ago it commemorated Washington State’s centennial by building the tall ship Lady Washington, a replica of the 18th century vessel of the same name which was the first American ship to make landfall on the West Coast and the first to enter Grays Harbor. The non-profit has owned the Seaport Landing property since 2013 and is developing the site as a mixed use public waterfront for maritime recreation and education.
For more information please call the GHHS office at 360-532-8611.