Blog Posts


Captain’s Log – Starting Day Two Norfolk to Toronto

Date: Tuesday June 14, 2016 Time: 415 EDT Position: 38d 29.5 North X 73d 40.5 West. Near Wilmington Canyon. About 63 nautical miles ExS from Cape May, New Jersey Wind has been light or contrary since departure from Norfolk. Been motoring steadily all the while since departure. Currently been experiencing wind more from NNW than from east of north so  we…

read more

Captain’s Log – At Sea Finally

Date: Monday June 13, 2016 Time: 2145 EDT Position: 37d 16.8 North X 75d 26.7 West or 33.5 nautical miles north east of Cape Henry and about 14 nautical miles from Rogue Island, Virginia on DelMarVa Peninsula. A lot of getting done, to quote a tv ad, has been going on aboard Pride II since she sailed down ‘The Bay’ last Wednesday. A…

read more

Captain’s Log – En Route Toward Great Lakes… Depart Baltimore

FROM CAPTAIN JAN MILES   As I write this first log of the Great Lakes Campaign of 2016 the wind is blowing blustery northwesterly 20-25 knots with gusts to 35 knots. PRIDE is making around 9 knots with peaks of 10-11 knots during gusts sailing under reduced canvass of just three sails. The double reefed mainsail the full foresail and…

read more

Pride II Departs for the Great Lakes

Pride of Baltimore II, America’s Star-Spangled Ambassador, proudly announces its departure from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in the morning of Tuesday, June 7, 2016, for a four-month voyage along the East Coast to the Great Lakes. The tall ship’s mission is to promote Maryland’s economic interests to ports around the U.S. and Canada, as well as participate in the Tall Ships…

read more

Guest Crew Opportunities!

Calling all adventurers! Guest crew berths are still available on the following legs: Baltimore, MD to Norfolk, VA, June 6-9 Norfolk, VA to Toronto, ON, Canada, June 12-30 Fairport Harbor, OH to Bay City, MI, July 10-14 Bay City, MI to Boyne City, MI, July 17-23 More information about each leg can be found on our website:http://www.pride2.org/come-aboard/guest-crew-opportunities/ As guest crew,…

read more

Memorial Day Sails!

This Memorial Day weekend, we are offering guests the chance to climb aboard Pride of Baltimore II for day sails around the Harbor. Feel the wind on your face, help pull lines, learn from experienced Captains and crew, and see Baltimore in a way you never have before. Sailing aboard Pride of Baltimore II is an unforgettable experience, and we…

read more

8th Annual National Maritime Day

This past Sunday, Pride of Baltimore II celebrated the 8th Annual National Maritime Day Observance and Maritime Expo. The event was free and open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to  3:00 p.m. at Canton Pier 13, 4601 Newgate Street. Organizers planned a brief National Maritime Day Commemoration and Wreath Laying aboard the NS Savannah.  This marked the 52nd anniversary of the first visit of the…

read more

30th Pride of Baltimore Memorial Ceremony

On Saturday, May 14, with the sun high in the sky, Pride II welcomed over 150 guests to Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine for a memorial ceremony honoring the 30th Anniversary of the sinking of Pride of Baltimore. Guests came to pay their respects to a ship they remember, and still hold close to their hearts. The event began with…

read more

Educating the Next Generation

  Over the past two weeks, captains and crew of Pride of Baltimore II joined with rangers at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine to teach students about the War of 1812 and the role of Privateers. Students from across Baltimore City schools came aboard to immerse themselves in maritime technology, the ins and outs of the ship, and navigating the Chesapeake Bay.…

read more