Tall ship comes to Redondo

November 15, 2012

Lady Washington, Redondo Beach, Replica ship,  110 Replica Sailing Ship, Jim Caldwell

The tall ship Lady Washington, which appeared as Capt. Hook’s ship Jolly Roger in the Oct. 21 episode of the ABC television series “Once Upon a Time,” will visit Redondo Beach for two weeks in November and December

The ship is scheduled to arrive at the Redondo Beach Marina Nov. 21 and offer education programs for students of all ages, public sailings, and walk-on tours.

Launched in 1989, the brig Lady Washington is a replica of one of the first U.S.-flagged ships to explore the west coast of North America. She is 112-feet long and her main mast rises 89 feet from the water.

Lady Washington was featured in the “Once Upon A Time” episode “The Crocodile.” The ship has played roles in several motion pictures, including HMS Interceptor in the 2003’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” and HMS Enterprise in “Star Trek: Generations” in 1994.

Educators are invited to schedule one-hour and three-hour living history programs aboard Lady Washington. Public schools designated Title I are eligible for scholarships that pay 70 percent of the program cost. For information, call the Historical Seaport at (800) 200-5239.

Walk-on tours are self-guided opportunities to visit Lady Washington and speak to her crew, who will be in 18th century costume. An Adventure Sail is a three-hour excursion, during which guests are invited to help raise a sail, sing a sea shanty, and the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. Tickets for Adventure Sails are $39 for all ages. To purchase tickets, visit www.historicalseaport.org or call (800) 200-5239.

Lady Washington will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

The public schedule for Redondo is:

Nov. 23: Walk-on tours, noon to 5 p.m. No reservation required, but $3 donation requested.

Nov. 24 and 25: Walk-on tours, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. No reservation required, but $3 donation requested.

Nov. 23 and 24: Adventure Sail, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. $39 all ages.

Nov. 27 to 30: Walk-on tours, 4 to 5 p.m. No reservation required, but $3 donation requested.

Dec. 1 and 2: Walk-on tours, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. No reservation required, but $3 donation requested.

Dec. 1 and 2: Adventure Sail, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. $39 all ages.

Dec. 4 and 5: Walk-on tours, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. No reservation required, but $3 donation requested.

Other Ports:

  • Chula Vista (Lady Washington only): December 7-18.
  • Antioch (Hawaiian Chieftain only): December 10-18.
  • San Pedro: December 20 to January 1, 2013 (Hawaiian Chieftain after December 23.)
  • Newport Beach: January 2-13.
  • Long Beach: January 14-16.
  • Oxnard: January 17-28.
  • Ventura: January 29 to February 11.
  • TBD: February 12-18.
  • San Francisco: February 23-27.
  • Oakland: February 28 to March 6.
  • Redwood City: March 7-19.
  • Sausalito: March 20 to April 1.
  • Bodega Bay: April 2-8.
  • Eureka: April 11-17.
  • Crescent City: April 19-29
Lady Washington Statistics
Length on deck 67 feet
Length on the waterline 72 feet
Overall length 112 feet
Draft 11 feet
Beam 22 feet
Mast height 89 feet
Displacement 210 tons
Gross tonnage 99 tons
Total sail area 4,442 square feet
Rigging approximately six miles
Guns two three pounder; two swivels aft
Crew compliment 12
Passenger capacity 48

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Jim Caldwell
Redondo Beach

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About jw60sea

Jim Caldwell has over 26 years of experience in the public safety sector in occupations ranging from professional ski patrol, and ocean lifeguard to firefighter. Jim has worked for the Redondo Beach Fire Department for the last 22 years holding successively higher positions of responsibility. For the last six years, Jim has held the rank of Engineer with responsibility for driving and operating the Department’s Engines and Tillered Aerial Ladder Truck. Throughout his career, he has shown a dedication not only to public safety but also community service.
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