Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority

  • Aberdeen, WA
  • http://www.historicalseaport.org/

Mission Statement

The mission of Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority is to provide innovative educational, vocational, recreational and ambassadorial activities and experiences that promote and preserve the maritime history of Grays Harbor, the Pacific Northwest, and our nation.

Service Areas

Self-reported

Washington

Our vessels, the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, visit over 45 west coast ports every year. We serve the states of Washington, Oregon, and California primarily and visit Canada and other international ports for special excursions.

ruling year

1993

Principal Officer since 1990

Self-reported

Captain Les A. Bolton

Keywords

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Maritime, Heritage, Youth, Families, At-Risk, Sail Training, Therapeutic

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EIN

91-1357638

 Number

6910670080

Physical Address

712 Hagara St

Aberdeen, WA 98520

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Swimming, Water Recreation (N67)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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In 2012 we served over 6,000 students in our maritime history education program. Over a third of these students were economically disadvantaged youth who received a scholarship to participate. Our awe-inspiring tall ships, the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, also host over 20,000 people across the decks each year. Our no-cost dockside tours ensure that everyone has the chance to come aboard. We also trained over 30 new tall ship sailors in our adult sail training program.

Programs

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Program 1

The Tall Ship Lady Washington sails the West Coast during the school year providing school groups with hands-on history programs "Voyages of Rediscovery" and "All Hands" (8,000 to 12,000 participants each year). Summer programs include a 3-week therapeutic program for "troubled youth" (12 participants, 12 staff), and week-long sailing adventures for families. GHHSA Longboat Programs include Sea, Sail, Science, and Project S.A.I.L. (Shaping Attitudes through Integrated Learning). Each program takes 16 to 24 youth out for a one-week exploring expedition in our 26-foot longboats. The Seaport Learning Center in Aberdeen Washington is a 214 acre site where we provide vocational, pre vocational and recreational opportunities for at-risk youth. Program opportunities include indoor and outdoor Ropes Courses, Shop classes, forestry and environmental studies.

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Service Areas

Self-reported

Washington

Our vessels, the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, visit over 45 west coast ports every year. We serve the states of Washington, Oregon, and California primarily and visit Canada and other international ports for special excursions.

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GRAYS HARBOR HISTORICAL SEAPORT AUTHORITY
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Captain Les A. Bolton

BIO

Capt. Bolton has been with the organization since December of 1990 when he came to restart the organization after a 3-month shut-down. Recognized by the Washington State Historical Society for "distinguished achievement in the field of Pacific Northwest History." Capt. Bolton has more than 20 years of experience in shipboard experiential education, program development and administration. A featured speaker at a numerous regional, national, and international conferences on the subjects of Creative Partnerships, Risk Management, Maritime History and Education Under Sail, Capt. Bolton brings a steady hand and a wealth of experience to the organization.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Laura Pilgrim Rust

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