Captain's Log



Captain’s Log – Thank You For Your Support

RIG-UP 2017 Date: March 9, 2017 I find myself reflecting, in this time of converting Pride of Baltimore II back to her swan-like beauty from her ugly duckling winter-covered, down-rigged state, upon the donated support she receives from generous resources, suppliers of goods and skilled artisans alike. During this recent winter lay-up, the ship received various donations: high quality wood…

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Captain’s Log – 2017 Sailing Season Begins Aboard Pride of Baltimore II

The 2017 sailing crew moved aboard on Saturday, February 25. The winter maintenance crew left on Sunday, February 26. The transition is different this time around—typically one period of time ends a few days before another period of time begins. This time, for the first time, they overlapped. The last day of winter maintenance was the first day for the…

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Captain’s Log – Winter Maintenance Updates

Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2017 Position: Pride’s maintenance berth : 1910 South Clinton Street With winter maintenance in full swing, Pride’s nine crew members are working hard to get the ship ready for the sailing season. The crew, some new, some seasoned veterans, started work after the New Year. Coming from as far as Superior, WI, and Kalamazoo, MI, and as close…

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Captain’s Log – PRIDE is Back!

Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2016 Position: At anchor south of Rock Hall, Eastern Shore, MD The day before returning to Baltimore from a busy 2016 Campaign in the Great Lakes. We got ahead of schedule again. Had a smooth ride under engine power all the way to Delaware Bay. Thence, up it in the dark of night, followed by the…

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Captain’s Log – Sprinting toward the Delaware Bay

Date: Sunday, October 2, 2016 Position: Sprinting toward the Delaware Bay, having departed New Bedford after breakfast this morning. There is some vestigial wind from north to northeast that we are capturing with sails, but otherwise we are keeping up with cruising speed under power bound for the Delaware Bay some 250 nautical miles away via the direct offshore route.…

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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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