Old Sac welcomes Hawaiian Chieftain

tall_shipThe tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain, which specializes in living history education programs for young people, is in Old Sacramento through Dec. 8. The tall ship, which is 103 feet, nine inches long with a main mast rising 75 feet from the water is docked upriver of the Tower Bridge near 1210 Front St., Sacramento. .

The ship is taking reservations for one-hour dockside and three-hour sailing programs for K-12 schools, youth service groups and other organizations. Most available dates and times are on Saturdays and Sundays.

For pricing, visit the Historical Seaport’s educations program page at To make reservations call 800-200-5239.

The general public may tour Hawaiian Chieftain Tuesdays through Fridays, 4-5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m-1 p.m. Crew in 18th century costume will be available to answer questions about the vessel’s voyages and discuss her educational programming. A $3 donation per visitor is appreciated. The ship is closed Thanksgiving Day.

Launched in 1988 at Lahaina, Hawaii, Hawaiian Chieftain is an interpretation of a typical early 19th century coastal trading vessel. The ship sails to more than 50 ports a year in California, Washington, Oregon and British Columbia delivering living history educational programs to K-12 students, service organizations and the general public.

Hawaiian Chieftain is also available for charter to film and television production companies, private individuals and local businesses.

Hawaiian Chieftain is owned and operated by the non-profit Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, which is based in Aberdeen, Wash.

More information is available at

Grays Harbor Historical Seaport

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