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Pride of Baltimore To Rendezvous with the Hermione

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Rodini laura@pride2.org 202-669-3065 (cell) BALTIMORE, May 29, 2015 – Pride of Baltimore II, America’s Star-Spangled Ambassador, will host an event of international proportions on Friday, June 19, 2015 as Pride makes rendezvous with the French-built Hermione, a replica of the Marquis de Lafayette’s 18th century ship. Captains of both vessels will meet near the Key…

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CAPTAIN’S LOG: Rig-Up Progress Update

While the 2015 rig-up deadline of the morning of June 12th is a ways away, it will take all of the remaining time to get the job done. The spars still “on-the-hard” are now cosmetically finished. Some are ready to come directly aboard. Some require “dressing” prior to coming aboard. It looks like those spars ready to come aboard will start being…

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CAPTAIN’S LOG: The Great Unwrapping of PRIDE 2015

Pictured above: PRIDE thanks all of the volunteers that came Saturday to assist. Captain Herard and 3 crew from LADY MARYLAND, Pride, Inc.’s own office and ship volunteer Pierre Henkart, PRIDE alum crew Brad Fluery, Christine Clear, Doug Leasure, Paul Powachroski, Chris Landers, new to the ship volunteer Phil Wieser, Winter Crew Volunteer Alum Steve Valihura and four Ship’s Officers, Jesse…

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CAPTAIN’S LOG: CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

On Monday, May 11, the first of our new 2015 sailing season’s crew came aboard Pride of Baltimore II! The ship has been residing at her winter berth on Clinton Street in Baltimore. The crew is already hard at work converting her belowdecks to a habitable state. Pride’s winter cover had been shielding the idle ship from direct sunlight and…

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SAIL MAIL: Tour the Domino Sugar Factory With Us

Greetings, Winter time is a busy time for us at PRIDE. Over the course of the 2014 sailing season, PRIDE accumulated wear and tear performing her mission, so we make use of the winter to examine and repair the ship. PRIDE under wraps, courtesy Jan Miles Effective winter maintenance procedures include storing all of the ship’s upper and outer spars…

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Winter Volunteers Needed!

2015 has arrived, and Pride II’s winter maintenance is engaged and proceeding!  Any and all are invited to join in the fun.  Here is the situation: Pride’s hired winter maintenance crew are working Tuesdays through Saturdays. Volunteers are invited to join the crew in their endeavors. Maybe this is already obvious…but to remind all…some of the work is outside. Proper dress in preparation…

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