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SQUALLY START, ROUNDING THE BUOYS, AND ONE LAKE DOWN

Tuesday, 25 June, 2013 Pos: At anchor in 27 feet of water off Jordan Harbor, Ontario Wx: SW F 2-3, Overcast with light rain Pride of Baltimore II cooling her heels, her crew cooling their hands. Ahead of schedule for her appearance in Port Dalhousie, Ontario, Pride of Baltimore II is once more swinging on her Port Bower, and once more…

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THE RIVER TOOK US TO IT

Tuesday, 18 June, 2013 Pos: 43 45.45’N x 077 48.38’W Wx: ENE F 2-3, Overcast with light rain Pride of Baltimore II under all plain sail and t’gallant making 3-5 knots After ten days in the mighty St. Lawrence River, and a week in the impossibly picturesque Thousand Islands region, Pride of Baltimore II has reached the open expanse of her first…

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KEEPING CURRENT

Monday, 10 June, 2013 Pos:LongueilAnchorageNumber One,PortofMontreal Wx: ENE F 1, 7/8ths stratus Pride of Baltimore II at anchor in 40 feet of river on two shots of chain Anchored in the considerable current of the St. Lawrence River, Pride of Baltimore II awaits a routine inspection by the St. Lawrence Seaway Authority, the corporation which governs the waterway and the…

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BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG RIVER

Friday, 7 June, 2013 Pos: 49 18.4’N x 065 54.7’W Wx: ENE F 1, 2/8ths cirrus, seas flat Pride of Baltimore II: motoring?!? (Alas, it’s true) The St. Lawrence River is a mill pond this morning. Maybe only for this 
morning, as strong, favorable breezes are forecast to fill later, but for 
now there’s scarcely a ripple and no remnant of yesterday’s…

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WHIRLY BIRDS

Tuesday, 4 June, 2013 Pos: 48 14.0’N x 064 13.6’W Wx: Your guess is as good as mine, we’ve seen just about everything in the last 12 hours Sail Plan: Changes almost minute to minute, but currently four lowers and fore tops’l This weather is for the birds, literally. Since a brief rain squall at 0300, Pride of Baltimore II has been host…

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NOW HIRING: THE POSITION OF COOK

Pride II is currently looking to fill the position of cook! The ship is in the beginning stages of Tall Ships America’s 2013 Great Lakes Challenge, spanning all five great lakes visiting ports on both sides of the Lakes. Prior experience is important. American citizenship or working privileges is required. If interested in applying, please email cover letter, resume, and list…

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FICKLE BREEZES, GENEROUS FISHERMAN

Friday, 31 May, 2013 Pos: 47 05.9’N x 064 53.0’W Wx: WSW F 3, Overcast and chilly with scattered magic and a 100% chance of lobsters Pride of Baltimore II at Anchor in 30′ of water Pride of Baltimore II is swinging on her port bower off the fishing village of Escuminac, New Brunswick, population 263 in 1986, according to the sailing…

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LUNENBURG LAYOVER AND ON TOWARDS THE NORTH POLE

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 Pos: 45 45.6’N x 061 35.0’W Wx: SE F 4, Seas 1′ Pride of Baltimore II Sailing under Fore Tops’l, T’gallant, Stuns’l, Stays’l, Jib and Jib Tops’l at 6 knots Pride of Baltimore II is sailing comfortably along in the chilly waters of St. Georges Bay, Nova Scotia, just between the mainland and picturesque Cape Breton Island. It’s…

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ANY PORT, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S THE BEST PORT

25 May 2013 Pride of Baltimore II Pos: Alongside the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Wx: SSW F 4, Rain, Fog – Classic Lunenburg Everyone knows the sailors adage “any port in a storm,” meaning that when it’s bad out there, any detestable little hiding hole is preferable to the rocking, rolling, gut-wrenching, bone rattling threats of…

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LAUNCHED THIS DAY 25 YEARS AGO- PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II

It was a clear and sunny day. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor was teaming with visiting schooners and vessels from all along the East Coast. The waterfront promenade was jammed with over 100,000 onlookers- the faithful from the 10 remarkable years of the first Pride, as well many new well wishers for Pride of Baltimore II. The new hull was pristine in…

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