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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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All-American House

We are pleased to be partnering with one of our fellow institutions, Carroll Museums, on their upcoming All American House 2016 at Carroll Mansion. This national exhibition of American design and manufacturing, secured from the DC-based nonprofit MADE: In America, will run through July 10, 2016. To extend the exhibition’s reach citywide, Carroll Museums invited Pride of Baltimore and other institutions to be…

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Pride II Joins USNA and Tall Ship Lynx

[An article from Naval Air Station Patuxent River Tester] A group of U.S Naval Academy Midshipmen will experience a unique learning opportunity when their “live classroom” sets sail April 30 and May 1 offshore from Naval Air Station Patuxent River and Navy Recreation Center (NRC) Solomons. Part of an elective history course titled “War of 1812 in the Chesapeake: A…

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Captain’s Log: Welcome Aboard, Jordan

So, I’m the new guy. About one month ago, I joined Pride of Baltimore as one of her two captains. As many of you know, Jan Miles, the other guy, has been with the organization since before this vessel was built, which was during a period something like 350 months ago. Needless to say, I have a little catching up…

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