Tall ship Lady Washington all decked out for Morro Bay

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The tall ship Lady Washington embarks on a tour Saturday afternoon out of Morro Bay Harbor. Laura Dickinson The Tribune

The official tall ship of Washington state, Lady Washington visits Morro Bay from Nov. 23 through Dec. 12. The Hawaiian Chieftan will join the ship Dec. 5. The ships offer walk-on tours and family-oriented adventure sails featuring demonstrations of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, and maritime amusements. On Dec. 9 and 10, the ships will conduct Battle Sails, which will demonstrate epic “battles” outside the harbor. Thanks to a grant from Morro Bay Tourism, the tall ships will be part of the 12-day Morro Bay Winterfest, which will feature daily festivities such as a lighted boat parade, non-motorized paddle parade, Santa Crawl (an adult scavenger hunt), gingerbread competition and real snow in Tidelands Park.