The Lady Washington

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The galleon ship you see in the image is the only “living and exact’ replica of the Lady Washington.

“In 1788, she became the first American vessel to make landfall on the west coast of North America. A pioneer in Pan-Pacific trade, she was the first American ship to visit Honolulu, Hong Kong and Japan. Lady Washington opened the black pearl and sandalwood trade between Hawaii and Asia when King Kamehameha became a partner in the ship.”

Source:
Courtesy of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog
Photo and quoted text courtesy of Historical Seaport

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