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'Pirates' vessel open for tours in Newport Harbor

A pair of historic sailing vessels, including one used in the first 'Pirates' movie, docked for tours in Newport Harbor Wednesday.

December 28, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
It looks like Jack Sparrow has docked in Newport Harbor.

A pair of historic sailing vessels made their way to the docks Tuesday, including one used in the filming of "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl."

The Lady Washington is better known as the HMS Interceptor from the first "Pirates" film. The other ship on display is Hawaiian Chieftain.

Both vessels are open for tours through Jan. 11 at the Newport Sea Base at 1931 West Coast Highway. Walk-on tours are available weekdays from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both vessels will be closed on New Year's Day and Monday, Jan. 2. No reservations are required; a $3 donation per person is appreciated.

On both Saturdays, Dec. 31 and Jan. 7, and Sunday, Jan. 8, visitors can also participate in a three-hour battle sail, featuring a recreation of a 18th-century naval skirmish with cannon fire and close-quarters maneuvers. Guests will have a chance to help operate the vessels and left the sails. Tickets are $60 for adults, $50 for students, seniors and active military and $40 for children 12 and younger.

A family adventure sail is also scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $35 each.

To purchase tickets for the battle or family adventure sails, call (800) 200-5239 or visit www.HistoricalSeaport.org. Early reservations are recommended.

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