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Just Passing Through

10 July 2011 1735 EDT Pos: 45 19.4’N x 083 17.1’W Sailing under all plain sail, plus T’gallant, making 4.5 knots, Wind SxW F2, Mostly Cloudy Departing Detroit’s Port Authority Dock yesterday, PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II had a hot, steamy motorboat ride up the Detroit and St. Clair Rivers. The route offers an interesting mix of summer cottages, waterfront communities,…

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Lake Erie Astern, Detroit to Port and Canada to the SOUTH!

8 July 2011 Pos: Alongside Port Detroit Dock Wx: East F 2, Sunny. Hot PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II now has two Lakes under her belt in 2011. With the Northeasterly filling in on Wednesday evening, we sailed until midnight, then used engines to assist for a few hours so we could make our ETA to Pelee Passage on time. Once through…

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Saved by a Swim Call

Wednesday, July 6 Position: 41 57.6’N x 081 41.5’W Wx: NE F 3, 3/8 Cumulus, Warm, Lake Water 72 degrees Sailing at 7.5 knots, steering 265 for Pelee Passage under all plain sail, plus T’gallant PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II has been sailing for most of the length of Lake Erie now. After leaving Buffalo Harbor yesterday, we have been beating…

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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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PRIDE II races from Cleveland with the other Tall Ships

Captain Miles goes home and Captain Trost assumes command of PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II. I am writing from home, having been relieved by Captain Jamie Trost Monday morning in Cleveland, after 24 hours of consultation during the change of command process. This process is quite involving…even for two captains that are familiar with the ship and the mission. PRIDE is…

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Motorsailing under Fores’l and Stays’l towards Delaware Bay Entrance

Pride of Baltimore II: 40 41.7’N 072 01.8’W Wind East Force 2, Seas East 2′ Overcast The sea is beginning to build but the breeze hasn’t yet filled in enough to be useful. A low pressure system off the Carolinas is on a reciprocal heading to Pride II’s. This poses a bit of a dilemma: If we try and make…

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