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Captain’s Log – Waiting out a nor’easter in New Bedford

Date: Friday, September 30, 2016 Position: New Bedford, Massachusetts The fishing port of New Bedford, Massachusetts is sheltering Pride of Baltimore II from the current nor’easter – the same one that had her rolling around and along in the Gulf of Maine. There is time available ahead of the October 6th arrival date to let this nor’easter dissipate before making the last…

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After an 8,000-Nautical-Mile Voyage, Pride of Baltimore II Returns Home

  After an 8,000-Nautical-Mile Voyage, Pride of Baltimore II Returns Home Festivities Include a Homecoming Arrival and FREE Deck Tours on Thursday in Fells Point   BALTIMORE, September 29, 2016 – After four months and more than 8,000 nautical miles at sea, on Thursday, October 6, 2016, Pride of Baltimore II returns home to Baltimore. Pride II participated in the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE®…

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Captain’s Log – Rolling around and along in the Gulf of Maine

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Position: Rolling around and along in the Gulf of Maine Pride of Baltimore II  is sailing downwind in a pretty typical nor’easter. It has been slowly building overnight and is now near 25-30 knots. Pride‘s speed this morning is ranging from 7-9 knots pushed along by only the reefed square-topsail and the fore-staysail. Life aboard is one of…

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Captain’s Log – Sliding Along the North Shore of Gaspe Peninsula

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016 Position: North shore of Gaspe Peninsula For anyone that goes to the effort, they can gain a sense of Pride‘s progress via web sites that monitor various transmissions from vessels. SAILWX is a web site that monitors the weather observations taken by crew of ships that is sent to government weather services like United States…

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Captain’s Log – Anchored in Chippewa Bay…

Date: Thursday September 15, 2016 Position: Anchored in Chippewa Bay on the American side of the St. Lawrence River, State of New York Chippewa Bay. Mentioned in music and other literature. Located within the area of the upper St. Lawrence River described as the Thousand Islands. An exceedingly picturesque area. Homes dating back more than a century built on nearly…

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Captain’s Log – Great Lakes “tall ship” hospitality… a very pleasant & enduring uniqueness

Date: Sunday, September 4, 2016 Position: Lorain, Ohio Pride of Baltimore II is in Lorain, OH, hosted by the Lorain Port Authority. She is tied alongside a very nicely built and well designed dock alongside a park used for public events such as concerts and festivals. The property is owned/managed by the Lorain Port Authority and is certain to have…

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Captain’s Log – Lake Erie Bound

Date: 0500 hours; Thursday, September 1, 2016 Position: South End of Lake Huron, preparing to enter the St. Clair River for the all day motoring run to Lake Erie Dawn is to be near 0700 today. First light for mariners is to be near 0600. We are dawdling by going slowly under “bare poles” with a northerly wind, biding our time…

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Captain’s Log – Eastward on Lake Superior

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2016; 1630 hours EDT Position: Approaching Marquette, Michigan, under power; expect to be moored around 7 PM I have been back aboard since Saturday having assumed command of Pride of Baltimore II from Captain Jordan Smith who is now home and ready to provide support to ship and staff, while also taking some personal time, before…

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