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Sea-goers soak up the sun

By Don Fennell

Published 12:59 PDT, Thu August 1, 2019

'Lady Washington' engaged in an epic battle on the high sea Friday night off the shores of Steveston.

Lady Washington engaged in an epic battle on the high sea Friday night off the shores of Steveston.

The legendary tall ship battled the Providence in a showdown featuring booming cannons and a taste of 18th century life aboard tall shops. The close-quarter maneuvers left a keen group of sea lovers, represented by all ages, spell bound.

The sunset battle between the sailing ships off Garry Point Park kicked off a memorable weekend seaside celebration, with the 16th annual Richmond Maritime Festival stretching from Imperial Landing to the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site. Over two days, land lubbers and sea-goers enjoyed activities ranging from model boat building to songs of the sea to stories of the local fishing history. There were also ample opportunities to board a boat, including a tall ship.

"Lady Washington" is a full-scale replica of the original "Lady Washington", lunched March 7, 1989. In 1787, after the Revolutionary War, she was given a major refit to prepare her for an unprecedented trading voyage around Cape Horn. In 1788, she became the first American vessel to make landfall on the West Coast of North America.

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