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Tall ships return to Bodega Bay on Tuesday

Published: Monday, April 1, 2013 at 7:03 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, April 1, 2013 at 7:03 p.m.

Two historic tall ships are sailing back into Bodega Bay Harbor today for five days of docked tours and sea excursions.

The Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain are expected to sail into the harbor at about 4 or 5 p.m. today. The ships will remain at Spud Point Marina through Sunday.

The Lady Washington is a 112-foot brig with two square-rigged masts. The vessel, a replica of an 18th century ship that visited the North American West Coast, appeared in the 2003 movie "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl."

The Hawaiian Chieftain is a replica of a topsail ketch sailed by European merchant traders around the turn of the 19th century.

Owned by the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport of Aberdeen, Wash., the vessels first came to Bodega Bay last year, drawing crowds that overwhelmed organizers. Hundreds of people were turned away.

Grays Harbor is also offering dockside tours and sailing excursions, including some with mock battles.

Find details and tickets at www.historicalseaport.org.

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