Pirates Of The Willamette

Originally uploaded by russjourn.

As we hung out at Riverplace not long before sunset tonight, we saw a couple of “pirate ships” on the Willamette.
They were situated just north of the Marquam.
We’re talking Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington (which, as noted on the Rose Festival website, were made famous by its appearances in the original “Pirates of the Caribbean” and other movies).

Each ship offers ticketed dockside tours, a Fireworks Cruise and Battle Sails.
We stumbled on the Battle Sails. These three-hour ventures feature mock cannon battles. Costs: Adult: $60; Students/Seniors: $50
Children: $40.
The cool part of Battle Sail is when both ships opened up their “cannons” and started “firing at one another.
The cellphone camera we had with us didn’t quite capture the smoke from the “cannons,” but we did get a photo of one of these vessels.

1 Comment so far

  1. Brian Enigma (unregistered) on June 10th, 2007 @ 12:43 pm

    I have yet to blog about it, but I was on one of those ships last night (the Lady Washington) and have uploaded the photos. I’d highly recommend reservations because they were turning people away as we went to pick up our tickets.

    http://adjectivenoun.org/gallery2/v/portland/pirateships/



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