Press Releases and Media Alerts

PRIDE II Headed to Toronto

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After spending a few days in Norfolk, VA for the Norfolk Harborfest, Pride of Baltimore II, America’s Star-Spangled Ambassador, has made her way north towards Toronto. There, the tall ship will promote Maryland’s economic interests in ports around Canada, including the Redpath Waterfront Festival. The Redpath Waterfront Festival (RWF) presented by PortsToronto will once again launch the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE®…

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Pride II Departs for the Great Lakes

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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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Memorial Day Sails!

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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

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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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Pride II Joins USNA and Tall Ship Lynx

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[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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PRIDE II Celebrates Maryland Day: Historic Events in Baltimore and St. Mary’s City

PRIDE II Celebrates Maryland Day: Historic Events in Baltimore and St. Mary’s City   Pride of Baltimore II, courtesy Norbert Stager   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Rodini laura@pride2.org 202-669-3065 (cell) BALTIMORE, March 10, 2016 – This month, Pride of Baltimore II, America’s Star-Spangled Ambassador, celebrates the founding of Maryland with unique events in Baltimore and Historic St. Mary’s City.…

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Press Release: Governor Hogan Announces New Partnership

Governor Hogan Announces New Partnership with Pride of Baltimore II New State Support for Historic Goodwill Vessel to Promote Economic Development FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Rodini laura@pride2.org 202-669-3065 (cell) BALTIMORE, January 18, 2016 – Governor Hogan today announced the state of Maryland will launch a new public-private partnership with the sailing vessel Pride of Baltimore II, using the high-profile…

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PRESS RELEASE: A Gift That Benefits Chesapeake Restoration Projects and Its Maritime Heritage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Rodini laura@pride2.org 202-669-3065 (cell) BALTIMORE, December 16, 2015 — This holiday season, Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) and Pride of Baltimore II have partnered to create limited-edition Pride II oyster knives, with proceeds supporting ORP’s large-scale oyster restoration efforts in the Chesapeake Bay. The project was conceptualized as a way to raise awareness for Oyster Recovery…

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PRESS RELEASE: Oyster Knives

A Symbol of Baltimore’s Roots, Accomplishments, and ‘Things Yet To Be Done’ Proceeds benefit Chesapeake restoration projects and its maritime heritage FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Rodini laura@pride2.org BALTIMORE, December 7, 2015 — On a cool day in May, 1987, nearly 500 people gathered in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to witness the keel-laying ceremony of the tall ship Pride II, commissioned after…

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Pride II To Rendezvous with 101 Year-Old Norwegian Tall Ship

Pride II To Rendezvous with 101 Year-Old Norwegian Tall Ship The vessels will meet in Baltimore’s Harbor on November 4 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Rodini laura@pride2.org BALTIMORE, October 30, 2015 – Pride of Baltimore II, America’s Star-Spangled Ambassador, finishes her season with an event of international proportions on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, as Pride will rendezvous with the HNoMS…

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