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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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The Port that Kept on Giving

Tuesday, July 5 Position: 12 nm North of Dunkirk, New York Wx: SW F 3 Partly Cloudy and warm Sailing at 6.5 knots, close-hauled, steering 190 under all plain sail, plus T’gallant After nearly a week of tours, daysails and all around excitement, PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II left Buffalo’s Erie Canal Harbor this morning at 1100. As always there were…

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Of Duels and Daysails

3 July 2011 Pos: Alongside Buffalo’s Erie Canal Harbor Wx: West F 3, Sunny PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II’s visit in Buffalo has been the cause of much excitement and interest so far. From the moment we rounded the point into Erie Canal Harbor the film has been rolling and the cameras flashing. Crowds have gathered nearly constantly in the park…

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First Taste of Lake Chop on a Day of Connections

Position: Alongside Buffalo Erie Canal Harbor Wx: WSW F 6, Mostly Sunny Arriving in Buffalo, PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II is serving as a lynchpin for a number of connections. First off, in this 199th year since the War of 1812, we bring the East Coast story of the Baltimore Privateers, their successes haranguing British commerce and ultimately their role in…

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326 Ft. Climb

28 June 2011 Position: Alongside West Street Wharf, Port Colbourne, Ontario Wx: WSW F 3-4 Partly Cloudy and Warm Pride of Baltimore II has made it up Niagara Falls…Sort of…By using the eight locks of the Welland Canal, the ship has “climbed” 326 feet today, and bridged the gap between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. A fitting event for my…

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