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All Plans to Be Considered Soft Until the Weather Cooperates

21 July 2011 2135 EDT Pos: 47 34.8’N x 088 05.2’W 7.5 Nautical Miles NNE of Eagle Harbor, Michigan The past 48 hours aboard PRIDE of BALTIMORE II have been busy ones. Between sailing, maintenance and public relations, it is rare that the ship is not filled with activity of some sort, but due to the infinitely changeable and hard…

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Working Hard, Playing Hard ~ Part 2

19 July 2011 Wx: NxE F 3, Overcast. PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II engaging in some unusual behaviors today. First off, she is headed East across a Great Lake, for the first time since our 25 nautical mile foray from the Welland Canal to Buffalo earlier this month. We have left the hospitality and excitement of Duluth, the inland most port…

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Working Hard, Playing Hard

18 July 2011 Pos: Alongside Duluth Harbor Wx: East F 1, Overcast PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II arrived to Duluth on Thursday afternoon in grand style. Under a heft press of canvas we screamed through the entrance channel just astern of the Brig NIAGARA and making 7.5 knots on a Force 4 Easterly. Since that arrival then only thing that has…

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Superior Sleigh-ride and a Secluded Sunset

13 July 2011 2135 EDT Pos: 46 58.6’N x 090 48.1’W At Anchor off Raspberry Island, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Twenty four hours ago off the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula PRIDE of BALTIMORE II came through stays for the fifth and final time in her efforts to round the northern end of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Once sail was passed…

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Mystique of the Greatest Lake

12 July 2011 1735 EDT Pos: 47 39.7’N x 087 14.5’W Sailing under all plain sail, plus T’gallant, making 7.5 knots, Wind WNW F4, Mostly Sunny PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II has finished her vertical climbing for the summer. Yesterday at 1315 she cleared the MacArthur Lock in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan and in doing so made the final 21 foot…

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Just Passing Through

10 July 2011 1735 EDT Pos: 45 19.4’N x 083 17.1’W Sailing under all plain sail, plus T’gallant, making 4.5 knots, Wind SxW F2, Mostly Cloudy Departing Detroit’s Port Authority Dock yesterday, PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II had a hot, steamy motorboat ride up the Detroit and St. Clair Rivers. The route offers an interesting mix of summer cottages, waterfront communities,…

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Lake Erie Astern, Detroit to Port and Canada to the SOUTH!

8 July 2011 Pos: Alongside Port Detroit Dock Wx: East F 2, Sunny. Hot PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II now has two Lakes under her belt in 2011. With the Northeasterly filling in on Wednesday evening, we sailed until midnight, then used engines to assist for a few hours so we could make our ETA to Pelee Passage on time. Once through…

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Saved by a Swim Call

Wednesday, July 6 Position: 41 57.6’N x 081 41.5’W Wx: NE F 3, 3/8 Cumulus, Warm, Lake Water 72 degrees Sailing at 7.5 knots, steering 265 for Pelee Passage under all plain sail, plus T’gallant PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II has been sailing for most of the length of Lake Erie now. After leaving Buffalo Harbor yesterday, we have been beating…

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The Port that Kept on Giving

Tuesday, July 5 Position: 12 nm North of Dunkirk, New York Wx: SW F 3 Partly Cloudy and warm Sailing at 6.5 knots, close-hauled, steering 190 under all plain sail, plus T’gallant After nearly a week of tours, daysails and all around excitement, PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II left Buffalo’s Erie Canal Harbor this morning at 1100. As always there were…

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Of Duels and Daysails

3 July 2011 Pos: Alongside Buffalo’s Erie Canal Harbor Wx: West F 3, Sunny PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II’s visit in Buffalo has been the cause of much excitement and interest so far. From the moment we rounded the point into Erie Canal Harbor the film has been rolling and the cameras flashing. Crowds have gathered nearly constantly in the park…

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