On Oct. 1, 1787, the American tall ship Lady Washington set sail from Boston Harbor. A year later, she became the first U.S-flagged ship to ever round Cape Horn, landing off the Oregon coast.
A pioneer in Pan-Pacific trade, she was the first American ship to visit Honolulu, Hong Kong and Japan. Lady Washington opened the black pearl and sandalwood trade between Hawaii and Asia when King Kamehameha became a partner in the ship.
Get a feel for what it was like aboard the great lady in February as a faithful replica stops by for tours and excursions at Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard. Crew will be on hand in period costume to answer questions and tell stories during free tours. Donations are appreciated. Adventure sails will be offered on specific dates as well, $39-$47.
Harbor Department Dock
3900 Pelican Way
Oxnard, CA 93035
Guided dockside tours: Feb. 6-16
Adventure sails: Feb. 7-8, 14-16