Tall ships to ‘battle’ in Edmonds this weekend

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The Hawaiian Chieftain, one of two tall ships visiting Edmonds.

A highlight of this weekend’s Edmonds Waterfront Festival? A battle between two tall ships — the Hawaiian Chieftain and the Lady Washington — including booming cannons, close-quarter maneuvers and more this Saturday and Sunday, starting at 2 p.m.

Visitors can observe the activities from the shore, or if you are more adventurous, you can purchase a ticket to be on board as the battle occurs. The adventure is sponsored by the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, and you can purchase tickets in advance here.

The tall ships will be on the north side of the Port of Edmonds I-dock and J-dock, where they will conduct dockside and sailing educational programs from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for the next two weekends and Tuesday-Friday from 4-5 p.m. The dockside tours are free of charge, with a donation requested.

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