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Hawaiian Chieftain

Flag USA
Rig Ketch
Homeport Grays Harbor, Aberdeen, WA
Sparred Length 103'
LOD 65'
LWL 62'
Draft 6'
Beam 22'
Rig Height 75'
Freeboard 3'
Sail Area 4,200 square feet
Tons 64 GRT
Power twin Volvo Penta TAMD61A engines
Hull steel
Hawaiian Chieftain is a 103-foot square-rigged topsail ketch owned and operated by Grays Harbor Historical Seaport. Built in Lahaina, Hawaii in 1988, she is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional design based on the European trading vessels that called in Hawaii during the 18th-century. Each year Hawaiian Chieftain sails the West Coast from British Columbia to San Diego in company with the Lady Washington providing “Voyage of Explorers” sailing and dockside educational programs. This hands-on-history program teaches 4th & 5th grade students about the exploration of the west coast during the 1790s. On weekends, the ships offer dockside tours and cannon battle sails. Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington also offer “Two Weeks Before the Mast,” a crew training program, on a year round basis. Hawaiian Chieftain programs are designed to educate, excite, inspire and empower students and the general public. Hawaiian Chieftain also offers sail training and team building for adults, private charters and natural history cruises.
Who Sails Individual Enrollment,
Other: groups
Program Type For Paying Trainees: Overnight Passages,
For Paying Trainees: Day Sails,
Passenger Trade: Overnight Passages,
Passenger Trade: Day Sails
Education Maritime History,
Other: homeschools, youth organizations
Affiliated Schools  
Affiliated Groups  
Cruising Waters: Summer Pacific Northwest waters
Cruising Waters: Winter Near-coastal California routes
Season Year-round
Designer Raymond R. Richards
Built 1988
Coast Guard Certification Passenger Vessel (Subchapter T)
Crew 12
Trainees & Passengers 43 day passages, 5 overnight
Contact Person Brandi Bednarik, Executive Director
Organization Grays Harbor Historical Seaport
PO Box 2019
Aberdeen, WA 98520 US
Telephone 1 (800) 200-5239
Fax 1 (360) 533-9384
e-mail hello@historicalseaport.org
Website www.historicalseaport.org
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