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Feels Like a Laid Back Weekend

We are now sailing on the longest leg since late July when PRIDE made her transit from Marquette to Boyne City. We departed Monday from Port Washington and are not scheduled to arrive Amherstburg till Saturday. It will be the longest time frame of non-public, in-port busy-ness in the last four weeks. Yesterday, Monday, felt like a typical shore-based lifestyle…

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1812 History ~ much to share and learn

PRIDE is in Port Washington, Wisconsin. This tall ship festival with three vessels…PRIDE, NIAGARA & FRIENDS GOODWILL…marks the beginning of PRIDE’s homeward bound trek from the Great Lakes. PRIDE left Baltimore May 30 and visited 12 ports to reach Port Washington August 18. From Port Washington PRIDE will visit 11 ports to reach Baltimore on November 1st. As much work…

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There's a new Pride in town

Maryland Air National Guard Christens New C-27J Spartan “Pride of Baltimore II” Baltimore, MD (August 15, 2011). There is a new “Pride of Baltimore II” in town, this one taking to the air to serve Maryland and the United States. The Maryland Air National Guard’s (MANG) 175th Wing celebrated the arrival of the first C-27J Spartan on August 13, 2011…

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Summer time in Pure Michigan

Summer time spent in the upper part of “lower Michigan” on the shores of Lake Michigan is to experience one of the “purer” examples of the American water based holidays to be found in America. The area is remote from big city influence. So there is a very real “normal” America feel whenever we mingle with the public aboard or…

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“Hotdogging” It into Hemingway Country

28 July 2011, 0928 Pos: Alongside Boyne City Docks, Lake Charlevoix, Michigan Wx: ENE F 1, Overcast PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II is all secure at the inland most end of Lake Charlevoix, a picturesque Northern Michigan Lake connected to Lake Michigan by a man-made improvement to the Pine River. Not quite as far inland as Duluth, where we arrived two…

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Superior Skies

Pos: 46:47.6’ N x 085:36.9’ W, 7 Nautical Miles North of Muskallonge Lake, Michigan Wx: WNW F 4, Clear, with a sky full of stars Sailing under Fores’l, Foretops’l, Stays’l and Jib at 7 knots PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II is spending what seems like her final night in Lake Superior for 2011 sailing along happily with a steady West Northwesterly…

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