Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Two tall ships drop anchor in Morro Bay to teach kids and public about maritime history


February 13, 2008

Local elementary school students get a history lesson at sea.

Morro Bay area students will board the "Lady Washington" and the "Hawaiian Chieftain" for a hands-on history lesson Thursday.

Two tall ships made their only Central Coast stop at Marina Square in Morro Bay.

"What we basically do, we take kids on board and we teach them about 18th century maritime life. Also, what it was like to have traded in that area, the native peoples, what it was like to have been a sailor back in the day," said Sean Dixon-Gumm, steward of the "Lady Washington."

The event is hosted by the nonprofit organization Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority. The ships are open to the public until Sunday.

The next stop is San Francisco.


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