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Think You Know the War of 1812?

Think You Know The War of 1812?   Renowned Historians Burt Kummerow and Ralph Eshelman Shed New Light on This ‘Forgotten War’ in a Lively and Colorful Book…   And it’s yours FREE… When You Become a Member   ‘Francis Scott Key,’ Dewitt Clinton Peters, MdHS, 1952.15.10 Dear Reader, What do you know about the War of 1812? Compared to…

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CHANGE OF COMMAND OF PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II

Captain Jamie Trost is back in command of PRIDE and as I write this Monday Morning August 5th PRIDE is making her way down the Michigan shore of Lake Michigan from Lake Charlevoix bound for Chicago come Wednesday. PRIDE has been coming to Lake Charlevoix since I brought the first PRIDE here in August of 1981. Back then Jack Kidd (The Elder) had…

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RACE UPDATES!

July 31, 2013 (4:30 PM)  PRIDE FACE TO THE FINISH STALLED … ANOTHER NEAR CALM. Pride is now 43 nautical miles from the finish – moving at 3.5 knots. At such a rate we might finish near dawn Thursday, tomorrow.  It was a good romp till this afternoon. Now there is a strong thundercloud to our south. Weather warnings are up. Tracking it on…

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PRIDE SPRINTING TOWARD THE FINISH – STILL A LONG WAY AWAY

Wind returned as last night overcame yesterday. Wind has remained since. Pride is now around the Keweenaw Peninsula and on the straight away to the finish line some 85 nautical miles away to the southeast as I write. As Pride rounded the Keweenaw Peninsula connectivity to the internet was established for a short while and we were able to “see” where Niagra and Denis Sullivan were via an AIS vessel…

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BECALMED AGAIN

Becalmed Again. Halfway between the Apostle Islands and the east end of the Keweenaw Peninsula there is calm lake water as far as the eye can see, mirroring the much cloudy sky. The forecast says south winds 5-15 knots expected to go southwest tonight and into tomorrow. We have almost nothing. What does the crew of sailboat do with no wind? In a sail…

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AT ANCHOR IN THE APOSTLE ISLANDS

Wednesday July 24, 2013 0700 hours Central Daylight Time Pride dropped anchor last evening in the “good anchorage…mud bottom” of the eastern anchorage between Rocky and South Twin Islands of the Apostle Islands National Park in Wisconsin’s portion of Lake Superior. The scene was pastoral with a view of other islands as well the north shore of Lake Superior that is Minnesota. The strategy…

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LAKE HURON, STERLING HARBOR AND SAULT STE. MARIE

LAKE HURON – IT’S GETTING COOLER AGAIN! Pride II is hove-to in the northern part of Lake Huron, near the entrance to St. Mary’s River that flows from the “Soo Locks” located at Sault St. Marie, where Lake Superior begins its flow into Lake Huron. We finished the Lake Huron Tall Ships Challenge Race around 7:10 AM Wednesday morning. What began as…

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NOW HIRING!

Pride, Inc. is looking to fill the position of cook! The ship is currently participating in Tall Ships America’s 2013 Great Lakes Challenge, spanning all five Great Lakes. Prior cooking experience and American citizenship or working privileges are required. If interested in applying, please email cover letter, resume, and list of references to Captain Jan Miles (jan@pride2.org) and Captain Jamie…

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