Washington's official tall ship runs aground

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(SEQUIM, Wash.) — Lady Washington, the state’s official tall ship, ran aground near Travis Spit on Monday morning on its final day visiting Sequim Bay, Peninsula Daily News reported.

Authorities said the vessel, with a crew of 14 and five passengers, was not taking on water and there was no pollution. A U.S. Coast Guard spokeswomen said she believed the crew was waiting to refloat the ship with high tide Monday evening.

Lady Washington, a full-scale replica of the 18th-century sailing vessel, offered “a living history experience with demonstrations of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing and maritime storytelling” during paid tours Saturday through Monday out of John Wayne Marina, the newspaper reported.

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By Professional Mariner Staff