Historic ships extend Newport visit

The two historic tall ships docked in Newport Harbor have extended their stay for another week.

Their next scheduled port, Oceanside, has impassable shoals, so the 18th- and 17th-century replicas will remain in Newport until Jan. 11, a representative of the ships announced Thursday.

Visitors will be able to sail aboard the Lady Washington, also known as the HMS Interceptor from 2003's "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," and the Hawaiian Chieftain during mock battles or "adventure" cruises at 2 p.m. Jan. 7 and 8. Crews in period costume also mill aboard the boats as they are docked at the Newport Sea Base, 1931 W. Coast Hwy.

Walk-on tours at the docks do not require a reservation, and have a $3 suggested donation. Reservations for the cruises are recommended; prices range from $35 to $60.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit http://www.historicalseaport.org or call (800) 200-5239.

— Mike Reicher

Twitter: @mreicher

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