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Reaching for New England

29 September, 2011 Pos: 42 55.2’N x 067 46.0’W Wx: SxW F5, Seas 3-5′ Overcast Pride of Baltimore II left Lunenburg yesterday morning after a few great days of revelry with the crews of two great schooners and one outstanding barque. From the time we secured and cleared back into customs on Sunday night, there was a sense of excitement along…

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Diverting for. . . Weather?

Position: Rafted Alongside the Barque Picton Castle, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Wx: W F 1, Clear, Way too warm to be Nova Scotia September 26, 2011 Sunday, September 25 was a glorious day for weather, schooners and sailing camaraderie. After alternately sailing and motoring in nearly clockwork fashion of 12 hour stretches through fog, light air and misty rain, since locking…

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Too Busy for Blogs and Setting Up for Southerlies

22 September 2011 Pos: 48 12.2’N x 064 02.9’W Wx: South F 1, seas calm, 3/8 Stratus in the Southeast Distance When I last wrote and said we had sailing to do, I had no idea how intense an understatement I was making. We had a forecast, past the pilot station, for Southwest and West winds of decent strength, and…

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Tides, Again

20 September 2011 47 21.4’N x 070 15.5’W Wx: SW F3, Light Rain Some say all good things must end – casting off lines and heading out from Montreal yesterday at 1230, the crew of Pride of Baltimore II were in full agreement. Canada’s little piece of Europe had plenty to interest and even overwhelm the crew ashore, while Pride…

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St. Lawrence Sailing

15 September 2011 Pos: Alongside Jacques Cartier Basin, Montreal, Quebec Wx: Overcast, cool, French It is physically possible for Pride of Baltimore II’s passage from Hamilton, Ontario to the Iroquois Lock in the St. Lawrence River to have included more sailing, but only just. Having sailed off the dock in Hamilton Monday morning, we were less than a mile from…

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Last Lake

 12 September 2011 Pos: 43 30.5’N x 078 52.7’W Wx: SWxS F 5 After a hectic late week and weekend in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario, respectively, Pride of Baltimore II is underway once more, this time headed down the length of Lake Ontario and entering the 662 nautical miles of the St. Lawrence River. While the big city hustle and…

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Last Day of Lake Erie

6 September, 2011 Position: Alongside Port Colborne, Ontario Wx: NxE F 1, Overcast After a full and festive Labor Day Weekend, Pride of Baltimore II concluded her second visit to Buffalo. This traditional last hurrah for summer has brought changes in full store. In addition to a crew rotation of five crew departing the ship and five new hands to…

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