Courtesy Old Sacramento - The Hawaiian Chieftain, a replica sailing ship, visits the Old Sacramento Public Boat Dock October 12 - December 15, 2011.
"The topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain is a replica of a typical European merchant trader of the turn of the nineteenth century. Her hull shape and rigging are similar to those of Spanish explorer's ships used in the expeditions of the late 18th century along the Washington, Oregon, and California coasts. Built of steel in Hawaii in 1988 and originally designed for cargo trade among the Hawaiian Islands, her design was influenced by the early colonial passenger and coastal packets that carried on coastal trade along the Atlantic coastal cities and towns."
Tours will take place for school groups every weekday and public tours and adventure sails for a couple of hours each evening and on weekends.