Captain's Log

Captain’s Log – Coasting Eastward

Date: June 22, 2016 Time: 0545 ADT Position: 25 nautical miles WSW of the Magdelene Islands in middle of Gulf of St. Lawrence This morning wind is 20-25 knots from SWxW. Pride II is sliding along at around 9 knots under reefed square-topsail, all three jibs (fore-staysail, jib & jib-top) as well foresail and mainsail. It has been a busy 24 hours. 36 hours…

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Captain’s Log – Under Way Again…Departed Lunenburg

Date: Monday June 20, 2016 Time: 1740 ADT/1640 EDT Pride II is under full broad reaching sail steering east past Halifax bound for Cape Canso at the east end of Nova Scotia about 100 nautical miles away. Wind is on the starboard quarter and all broad reaching sail includes the top-gallant sail and the studding-sail. Wind is blowing about 15 knots from the south-southwest. Pride…

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Captain’s Log – Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Pride of Baltimore II visiting Lunenburg, Nova Scotia is a very special experience for both the crew and the marine population of this seafaring town. There is a long and proud legacy of commercial sailing history here that continues to be supported by a maritime museum as well continued modern commercial fishery in the presence of modern and classical recreational boating.…

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Captain’s Log – Movements of the Moon

Date: Thursday June 16, 2016 Time: 0700 EDT Position: 41d 42.7 North X 68d 32.6 West or about 63 nautical miles east of Chatham, Massachusetts. Been motoring most of the time since the last log. Except for a short but happy sail yesterday evening with everything set, including studding sail. We sailed for about three hours in the waters southeast of Nantucket. We…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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