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SAIL MAIL: Pride’s Next Chapter

Greetings! When I began working with Pride in 2013, we were in the midst of a series of bicentennial events commemorating the War of 1812, which lasted from 1812 to 1815. Yes, the Treaty of Ghent officially ended the war in December 1814, but news was slow to travel in those days and the Battle of New Orleans was fought…

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PRESS RELEASE: A Gift That Benefits Chesapeake Restoration Projects and Its Maritime Heritage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Rodini laura@pride2.org 202-669-3065 (cell) BALTIMORE, December 16, 2015 — This holiday season, Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) and Pride of Baltimore II have partnered to create limited-edition Pride II oyster knives, with proceeds supporting ORP’s large-scale oyster restoration efforts in the Chesapeake Bay. The project was conceptualized as a way to raise awareness for Oyster Recovery…

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PRESS RELEASE: Oyster Knives

A Symbol of Baltimore’s Roots, Accomplishments, and ‘Things Yet To Be Done’ Proceeds benefit Chesapeake restoration projects and its maritime heritage FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Rodini laura@pride2.org BALTIMORE, December 7, 2015 — On a cool day in May, 1987, nearly 500 people gathered in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to witness the keel-laying ceremony of the tall ship Pride II, commissioned after…

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Support Pride II on #GivingTuesday!

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world are uniting together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.   Throughout the course of each year, Pride,…

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Now Available: Keepsake Oyster Knives Crafted From Timber Used to Build Pride II

Now Available: Keepsake Oyster Knives Crafted From Timber Used to Build Pride II Proceeds Benefit Oyster Restoration Projects & Pride of Baltimore II In a hundred-year-old warehouse in central Baltimore, master woodworker Dale German is hard at work. Bent over an electric lathe and surrounded by an aromatic mound of wood chips, he chisels a block of mahogany into a…

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Captain’s Log: Winterizing Pride of Baltimore II

Deciding not to sail a sailing vessel during the cold climes of winter seems like an obvious thing, but contrarily it is not. Sure, cold weather sailing is not for the feint of heart or the ill equipped or ill prepared. To some degree that is the simple aspect of the decision…be prepared, or do not sail in cold weather! But when…

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Pride II To Rendezvous with 101 Year-Old Norwegian Tall Ship

Pride II To Rendezvous with 101 Year-Old Norwegian Tall Ship The vessels will meet in Baltimore’s Harbor on November 4 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Rodini laura@pride2.org BALTIMORE, October 30, 2015 – Pride of Baltimore II, America’s Star-Spangled Ambassador, finishes her season with an event of international proportions on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, as Pride will rendezvous with the HNoMS…

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SAIL MAIL: A Small World

Greetings! This month, I want to introduce you to someone. His name is Chenqi Huang, but he goes by the nickname, Bill. Bill first came on board Pride of Baltimore II back in 1998, during our Asia tour, in Xiamen, China. At the time he was just 12 years old. “I was always interested in sailing,” Bill says, “A Tall…

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SAIL MAIL: Defenders’ Day With Pride of Baltimore II

Greetings! Have you been aboard Pride lately? Our Home Port of the Brave season continues in Baltimore this month as we celebrate Defenders’ Day at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. We’ll also feature a special privateers-related book talk. And we’ll be offering day sails and free deck tours at locations around Baltimore’s harbor all month. You won’t want…

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