Kick off the Gig Harbor Summer solstice this June 21st with Tall Ships and vintage aircraft … Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington & World War II War Birds Coming To Narrows Airport. It appears the rain may let up long enough to usher in the Summer Solstice at a blistering 63 degrees . From the looks of it, yesterday was the last day of Winter, so we’ll take it!
The tall ships Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington will arrive in Gig Harbor this afternoon, June 21st. The ships are scheduled for dockside tours on June 23rd and 24th from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm and battle sails both days 6-9 pm. They will depart Gig Harbor the morning of the 24th. For more information visit www.historicalseaport.org
WWII War Birds land at the Pierce County Airport. Three World War II bombers will fly into Pierce County’s Tacoma Narrows Airport as part of the Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour. The 110 city tour pays tribute to America’s war effort from 1942 to 1945. Opening ceremonies begin at 2 p.m. Monday. The bombers will be on display until 5 p.m. on Monday, June 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22 and 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, June 23. Tacoma Narrows Airport is located off SR 16 at 1202 26th Ave. N.W., in Gig Harbor.