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Captain’s Log – Looking Back 30 Years - Position: Pride II‘s Winter Berth, Canton, Baltimore Date: Thursday, December 14 The final touches of the ship’s winter cover are being attended to. Soon the ship will be empty of the liveaboard crew and winterized. It is always good for a heavy timber, traditionally built vessel to be emptied, cleaned, and opened for ventilating whenever feasible. Ahead lie the requirements of attending to the…
Captain’s Log – Re-Launch Preparations - Saturday, November 18, 2017 Position: Ocean Marine Yacht Center in Portsmouth, VA It is Saturday, November 18, and the yard crew is putting on the first full coat of bottom paint now. Meanwhile, Pride’s crew is prepping the topside planking for a full and final coat of black paint in a day or two. Engineering work continues on reassembling inside…
Captain’s Log – On The Hard - On The Hard Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Position: Ocean Marine Yacht Center in Portsmouth, VA The view of a vessel out of the water has a surrealistic quality. What goes into dry-docking a sizable vessel like Pride of Baltimore II? A lot of preparation and some visual magic. At Ocean Marine Yacht Center, the process of bringing a vessel…
Captain’s Log – Sultana’s Downrigging Weekend 2017 – Chestertown, Maryland - Date: Monday, October 30, 2017 Position: Chestertown, Maryland The last “public access sails” for this weekend’s Sultana Downrigging Weekend maritime event were Sunday afternoon. It was a wonderfully serendipitous weekend between two major rain events associated with Tropical Storm Phillipe rushing northward not far offshore past the mid-Atlantic coast in the north western Atlantic Ocean. Sunday afternoon’s sail wind strength…