The official tall ship of Washington state, Lady Washington, pulled into Morro Bay Harbor late last month.
On Tuesday, her compatriot and sometimes antagonist in battle, the Hawaiian Chieftain, made its scheduled stop on the Central Coast, according to a spokesperson from the Morro Bay Harbor Patrol.
The ships offer walk-on tours and family-oriented adventure sails featuring demonstrations of tall-ship handling, sea shanty singing and maritime amusements.
On Saturday and Sunday, the ships will conduct Battle Sails, demonstrations of epic “battles” outside the harbor.
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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.