Photo by Rick Horn

ARRRR Mateys! The Hawaiian Chieftain is back for its yearly visit to Old Sacramento, and our inner pirates are stoked. This steel sailing vessel, inspired by packet ships that sailed the Atlantic Coast, was built in ye olde late 1980s (in Hawaii of course), and has been delighting and educating adventurous spirits of all ages ever since. This ship is so popular that the Nov. 18 Voyage of Explorers Sail has already sold out; however, the Hawaiian Chieftain is still open for tours throughout the month of November, from Tuesday–Friday after 4 p.m. (closed on Thanksgiving Day) and on Saturdays from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. You can even book a private sail on the Chieftain by calling (800) 200-5239. Just don’t get carried away and start plundering. That’s a crime.

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 11 of issue #252 (Nov. 6 – 20, 2017)**