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A wooden tackle block aboard the Brig Lady Washington during a visit to Oakland's Jack London Square in March of 2006. Launched in 1989, and operated by the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport of Aberdeen Washington, the Lady Washington and her sailing partner the Hawaiian Chieftan travel the West Coast of North America to educate, inspire, and empower all those that cross her decks. The Lady Washington is a replica of the original Lady Washington which was launched in 1750 and served as a Privateer during the Revolutionary War. In 1790 the original Lady W, along with the Columbia Rediviva, sailed around Cape Horn to the Pacific Northwest where it was instrumental in establishing trade between New England, the Pacific Northwest, and the Orient. Her presence helped to establish a basis for an American territorial claim to what would one day become the states of Oregon and Washington. Photographed 3/06