Somewhere in Time, Unlimited

Greet the
lady Washington!

May 28, 2011
"City Pier"
Port Angeles, Washington

"Aaaaaaaar!"  Calling all Mateys and Elegant 18th-century Men and Women!

The historical costuming group, Somewhere in Time, Unlimited, is headed to Port Angeles on May 28th to greet the 18th-century sailing ship, "The Lady Washington."

Ladies and Gents of the late 18th-century represented a wide range of clothing and life-styles.  Pirates were on the open seas. Mozart was performing in the royal houses of Europe.  Americans were declaring Independence from England.  Sailing vessels were plying their trades around the globe.

One such vessel was the original Lady Washington, who then navigated the waters along the U.S. Pacific coastline and to Asia.

Members and friends of SITU will greet the historically accurate re-created vessel, also named Lady Washington.

What to Wear:

Come dressed in early, mid- or late 18th-century attire, whether “foppish,” country folk, or pirate. Let’s meet at the City Pier in downtown Port Angeles, WA. 

What's Happening:

Bring your picnic lunch, extra money (for shopping in town,) a folding chair and perhaps a small table from which to enjoy your picnic supplies.  Parking for the event is near-by.

We will set up our little picnic area on the spacious pier.  Anticipate that there will be other travelers from the general public who will also be visiting the vessel.  If you’d like SITU's Lady Victoria to be on the lookout for you, send her an email to advise her of this fact.  LadyVictoria "at"

Once in Port Angeles, we can arrange chairs, tables, and picnic supplies on the City Pier, immediately adjacent to where the Lady Washington will be docked. There are said to be city-owned picnic tables, but we cannot reserve them specifically for this event.  Therefore, it would be best to supply your own seating.

After lunch, feel free to stay on the pier to play cards, backgammon, or chat.  Perhaps a stroll into town to peer into the local merchants’ windows for that incredible must-have item to bring home may interest you. 

Those with ticketing for the 2-hour “mock battle” will depart the dock at 2 pm precisely aboard the ships.

Remember to wear hat pins to secure your chapeaux to your head, and wear a warm wrap to ward off the chills from the open sea!


Payment participation in our event includes a tour of the vessel either before or after lunch.

Your $5 tariff to board the vessel for a tour, or, for those who wish to go out to sea for the “mock battle” aboard the Lady Washington or The Chieftain, your $50 tariff for both “battle and tour,” will need to be received by the SITU Exchequer (Treasurer!) by May 20, 2011 to the event.  This can be done by personal check , or via PayPal button below if you wish to use credit/debit cards or direct checking withdrawal.

At 2pm, those who have have reserved and paid for tickets for the mock battle with The Chieftain, will take an excursion out to sea for approximately 2 hrs.

If you are interested in this, click on the PayPal button below and make your reservations now!

How to Get There

If you are on the "Seattle-side" of Puget Sound, you have two choices for ferries: 
     Edmonds to Kingston, or
     Mukilteo to Clinton 

For those of you in "South Sound", you may prefer to traverse the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and drive around.

To access the ferry schedules, pricing and map, click to download a printable PDF as your convenient "Pull Out Travel Guide."

What to Bring to
The Spring Event

· Pack your own picnic hamper of special treats for your family or group.  You are not obligated to bring a potluck item to share this event.  If you do wish to share something, consider bringing something that might travel well, such as a dessert or perhaps something extra to drink.

· If the weather is warm, Lady V will be bringing her ice chest in which to keep soda, ice and other small treats at their best temperature.

· Bring a chair or blanket on which to sit, and a small table from which to eat.  We’ll be setting up on the pier, right out in the open. You’ll want to be comfortable!

· Include enough plates, cups, cutlery, and napkins for your party.

· Bring a parasol or umbrella.  If the weather is sunny, you’ll have some shade.  If it’s drizzly, you will be thankful you have a bit of shelter for your garments.

· Have a sweater, jacket, or wrap along, especially if you are going out on the open water for the “sea battle,” as it can be quite breezy.

· Perhaps include a deck of cards or games that travel well. 

Details Recapped:


Date:  Saturday, May 28, 2011

Time: 10:00 am  - 5:30ish pm

Where: Port Angeles - City Pier

Parking: There are parking garages, as well as street parking for those driving.  At least one garage is next to the pier, approximately 1/2 block away.

Dress:  1700’s

Price: $5.00 per person for vessel tour.
            $50.00 per person for battle and tour on either
Lady WA or The Chieftain. Must be reserved and paid in advance to Bobbie Kalben, SITU Treasurer.

Payment:  Can be paid by personal check made out to Bobbie Kalben (SITU is not a legal entity) and sent to: PO Box 28117, Seattle 98118, or you can pay with PayPal using your credit/debit card or direct checking withdrawal.

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Lady Washington Reservation Pricing
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Looking forward to seeing you soon!


Updated April 11, 2011

Background photo credited to: "Abyla" of Spain.  Photo #1132067