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Induction Ceremony of Hall of Fame Sailors by HSHOF in Annapolis

Sunday, the National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) held its third annual induction of our nation’s most celebrated sailing yacht mariners. For a backdrop to the occasion several vessels lined the Annapolis City Dock Park pier and Pride of Baltimore II stood large and rakish having sailed into town Saturday with two loud cannon salutes. Deck tours of Pride II were made available…

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THE 25TH BIRTHDAY OF PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II

25 years ago today Pride of Baltimore II was commissioned into service by the State of Maryland and I sailed her out of Baltimore as her first full-time captain. Today I remain one of her two full-time captains with Jamie Trost and am currently sailing into Cambridge, Maryland to share with 7th and 8th grade students of Dorchester County the story of…

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CLEVELAND TALL SHIPS FESTIVAL & LAKE ERIE TALL SHIPS RACE

PRIDE Pride II is motoring up the Detroit River this morning on her way to Lake Huron. There is significant current to stem. This current comes from Lake Huron being slightly more than 6.5 feet above Lake Erie. This height difference is spread over some 80 miles. As a result, the current speed is between one and two knots – not so…

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Bearing the Standard of Friendship

1 July (Canada Day) 2013 Pride of Baltimore II is currently climbing her way over the Niagara Escarpment through the Welland Canal. I departed the ship yesterday, leaving her in the capable hands of Captain Miles for her passage through the mighty locks. Leaving by car, I crossed the border between Canada and the US in a vehicle other than…

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SQUALLY START, ROUNDING THE BUOYS, AND ONE LAKE DOWN

Tuesday, 25 June, 2013 Pos: At anchor in 27 feet of water off Jordan Harbor, Ontario Wx: SW F 2-3, Overcast with light rain Pride of Baltimore II cooling her heels, her crew cooling their hands. Ahead of schedule for her appearance in Port Dalhousie, Ontario, Pride of Baltimore II is once more swinging on her Port Bower, and once more…

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Life on the Hard

A vessel pulled out of the water can be described as being “on the hard.” Life for all who live aboard a vessel that has been pulled out of the water and set upon the hard is dramatically affected. For most instances of being on the hard, continuing to live aboard is not acceptable to the shipyard. This is the case for PRIDE’s crew.…

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