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"On the Hard"

PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II Annual Haul Out Ocean Marine Yacht Center Portsmouth, VA A phrase I learned from our British friends early in my traditional sailing vessel career. Meaning the vessel is not in its element…rather it is hauled out of it for maintenance…or storage. In PRIDE II’s case it is maintenance as well as cleaning the underwater portion of…

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March Madness with PRIDE

Pride of Baltimore II alondside her winter berth in Canton Friday, March 16, 2012 March is here and the “madness” is in full swing.  The first part of March is when the newly boarded sailing crew convert PRIDE II from her winter covered state to her rigged up state. This involves uncovering the ship and reinstalling her rig. Uncovering the ship cannot…

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A Tale of Two Captains

March 9, 2012 PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II alongside her Winter Berth at Clinton Street Winter cover removed; Sparlandia Dismantled This time of year, PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II is in her transformation phase; the period of time where she is awakened from her winter cocoon by the Spring crew who anxiously and eagerly look to put her back together so they…

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The “Pride Spring” has arrived!

2 March 2012 Alongside her Winter Berth at Clinton Street Inhabited by Crew for first time since November 2011 A year ago, news services around the globe were a-twitter with the new catch phrase “Arab Spring.” And while it came without public unrest, without violence and involved just over one-hundred people, Pride of Baltimore II’s recent transformation from a sleeping…

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