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A Nimble Dance in the Shadow of a Storied Heroine

3 July 2012 Pride of Baltimore II Pos: Alongside Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Wx: NE F 1, WARM Today marks Pride of Baltimore II’s fourth day as part of the OpSail Festivities in Boston, home of the world’s most storied square-rigger, USS Constitution. That’s right I said it, Constitution. Fans of HMS Victory, before you take up arms, hear me…

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PRIDE II ~ The Transformer of Schooners

Wednesday 27 June 2012 Pos: 41 10.7’N X 071 17.9’W Wx: W F 3-4, Seas 2-4′ Pride of Baltimore II Sailing under All Plain Sail at 7-8 knots Yesterday, I wrote about the various options available for sail combinations aboard Pride of Baltimore II, and narrowed it down to three basic options. Variations among these options mean there are essentially…

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Back in the Saddle — The Complex Versatility of PRIDE II

Tuesday, 26 June 2012 Pos: 39 13.5’N x 074 12.3’W Wx: NxW F 4-5, Seas 3-5′ Clear Pride of Baltimore II Sailing under Fore Tops’l, Fores’l, Stays’l, and Jib at 9-10 knots Pride of Baltimore II is back at sea today after a month in her home waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Having relieved Captain Miles yesterday morning in Baltimore,…

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Landfall, Gloucestering, Bean-town and New York Bound

6 October, 2011 Pos: 41 07.1’N x 072 39.5’W Wx: WNW F2, Seas calm, Sunny PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II made landfall in Portland, Maine, five days ago. I can hear what you’re thinking – if you were so early getting the boat to the US, why is the blog so late? Well the interim days have been a bit of a…

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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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Boston and the War of 1812

The War of 1812 did not play out in Boston the way it did in Baltimore. Boston was never directly bombarded due to Fort Independence, which guarded Boston from marine invasion, and possibly the fact Boston was not building a type of vessel that was causing the British fits like the Baltimore Schooner did that caused the British to be interested…

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Rushing to Boston to Rejoin the Fleet

Fourth of July in Norfolk, Virginia, along with foreign visitor sail training vessels CISNE BRANCO and CAPITAN MIRANDA, was blessed by some of the most uncommonly fair weather for the time of year. Low humidity and not extremely high temperatures. To complete the picture there was no rain…until today. So called “tall ship” festivals have been an annual event for…

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