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Farewell Newport, Hello Lady ~ LADY MARYLAND, that is

9 July 2012 Pos: 41°33.1’N x 070°47.8’ W Wx: South Force 4, 2/8 Cirrus, 3/8 Stratus Pride of Baltimore II sailing at 6.6 knots toward the Cape Cod Canal under all Plain Sail and T’Gallant. Pride of Baltimore II has left the hustle and bustle of a busy and successful festival in Newport, Rhode Island astern and is now at…

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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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“Hotdogging” It into Hemingway Country

28 July 2011, 0928 Pos: Alongside Boyne City Docks, Lake Charlevoix, Michigan Wx: ENE F 1, Overcast PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II is all secure at the inland most end of Lake Charlevoix, a picturesque Northern Michigan Lake connected to Lake Michigan by a man-made improvement to the Pine River. Not quite as far inland as Duluth, where we arrived two…

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Superior Skies

Pos: 46:47.6’ N x 085:36.9’ W, 7 Nautical Miles North of Muskallonge Lake, Michigan Wx: WNW F 4, Clear, with a sky full of stars Sailing under Fores’l, Foretops’l, Stays’l and Jib at 7 knots PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II is spending what seems like her final night in Lake Superior for 2011 sailing along happily with a steady West Northwesterly…

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All Plans to Be Considered Soft Until the Weather Cooperates

21 July 2011 2135 EDT Pos: 47 34.8’N x 088 05.2’W 7.5 Nautical Miles NNE of Eagle Harbor, Michigan The past 48 hours aboard PRIDE of BALTIMORE II have been busy ones. Between sailing, maintenance and public relations, it is rare that the ship is not filled with activity of some sort, but due to the infinitely changeable and hard…

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Working Hard, Playing Hard ~ Part 2

19 July 2011 Wx: NxE F 3, Overcast. PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II engaging in some unusual behaviors today. First off, she is headed East across a Great Lake, for the first time since our 25 nautical mile foray from the Welland Canal to Buffalo earlier this month. We have left the hospitality and excitement of Duluth, the inland most port…

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Working Hard, Playing Hard

18 July 2011 Pos: Alongside Duluth Harbor Wx: East F 1, Overcast PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II arrived to Duluth on Thursday afternoon in grand style. Under a heft press of canvas we screamed through the entrance channel just astern of the Brig NIAGARA and making 7.5 knots on a Force 4 Easterly. Since that arrival then only thing that has…

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Superior Sleigh-ride and a Secluded Sunset

13 July 2011 2135 EDT Pos: 46 58.6’N x 090 48.1’W At Anchor off Raspberry Island, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Twenty four hours ago off the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula PRIDE of BALTIMORE II came through stays for the fifth and final time in her efforts to round the northern end of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Once sail was passed…

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Mystique of the Greatest Lake

12 July 2011 1735 EDT Pos: 47 39.7’N x 087 14.5’W Sailing under all plain sail, plus T’gallant, making 7.5 knots, Wind WNW F4, Mostly Sunny PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II has finished her vertical climbing for the summer. Yesterday at 1315 she cleared the MacArthur Lock in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan and in doing so made the final 21 foot…

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