|The Lady Washington - LaConner, WA
The Lady Washington docked in LaConner during our visit there. The ship is a replica that was built in Aberdeen, Washington and launched in 1989 as a Washington State Centennial project. The original Lady Washington was a merchant ship. These ships transported goods in their day as our trucks and trains do now. She was retrofitted and served in the Revolutionary War before returning to hauling goods. She was the first vessel to reach the Northwest and went on to sail to China and Japan. Now her replica sails the West Coast educating schoolchildren and adults like us about the times of the great merchant ships.