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North and Out

31 August 2010 Pride of Baltimore II Sailing Northbound on Lake Michigan POS: 43 55. 4’N x 086 36.7’W Abeam Ludington, MI Wx: SSW Force 4-5, Overcast, Seas 2-4′ Pride of Baltimore II has left the big city behind and is headed back toward the wild country of Northern Michigan. After a hot weekend in Chicago during which over 18,000…

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Pride II takes Chicago by Land and By Sea

Thursday 26 August, 2010 Pride of Baltimore II Alongside the Southwest Wall, Navy Pier Chicago, IL Pride of Baltimore II and her crew have made a fine entrance to Chicago’s Navy Pier. During Tuesday’s Parade of Sail into Chicago Harbor she was prominently sailing under a 30’ x 42’ 15-stripe, 15-star American Flag. This “most splendid and magnificent ensign” was…

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A Reaching Strategy

18 August 2010 Alongside in Port Washington, Wisconsin Wind SW F1 Pride of Baltimore II is in early to Port Washington, Wisconsin, a quiet little harbor town just North of Milwaukee, after completing Race 4 of the Great Lakes Tallships Challenge. Between the finish line and here, the crew were also able to complete their Great Lakes Swim Call Challenge…

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Reflecting on Green Bay

Approaching the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Pride of Baltimore IIhas left Green Bay. Issues with our fresh water pump kept us alongside until near sunset yesterday and the festival grounds were all broken down by the time we left, but we are underway and sailing for the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, and then the start of Race Four in the…

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In Our Times in Hemingway Country

Pos: 45 00.6’N x 088 56.9’W Wx: NE Force 2-3, numerous squalls about Motoring sailing under fores’l and stays’l at 1400 RPM Pride of Baltimore IIis Southbound through the Manitou Passage, between the Manitou Islands and Sleeping Bear Dunes in the “pinky-finger” section of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. According to the Chippewa Legend, a mother bear and her cubs fled a…

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One Small Step for Pride II

9 August 2010 Pos: Lower St. Marys River, Downbound for De Tour Passage and Lake Huron Wx: ESE Force 2 Motoring at 1400 RPM One Small Step for Pride II At 1230 EDT today, Pride of Baltimore II took the first step back toward sea. It is a small one, lowering the vessel from the “Upper Pool” of the St.…

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Last Hurrah for Superior

8 August 2010 Pos: 46 33.5’N x 084 57.5’W Wx: ENE Force 1, Seas near glassy At Anchor off Tahquamenon Bay, Michigan Last Hurrah for Superior Pride of Baltimore II, the flagship for a state that has exactly zero natural lakes, is spending her last night for the foreseeable future in the worlds largest lake. Near mid-night on Friday, we…

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Pride's eastbound voyage begins

6 August 2010 Pos: 47 09.2’N x 090 28.3’W Wx: S F 3 Sailing under all plain sail, plus T’Gallant & Stuns’l Course: 075 T, Speed: 6.5 kts Breaking the Inertia & East (then South then West) to Lake Michigan Pride of Baltimore II has officially left Duluth. The long trek back to the Atlantic Ocean is started. And as…

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