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Gunkholing Maine

Tuesday, 7 August, 2012  /  Pride of Baltimore II Pos: At Anchor off Portland, Maine’s East End  /  Wx: SE F 3, 3/8 Ci, Pleasant With scarcely 24 hours at the dock, Pride of Baltimore II was back from her Nova Scotian foray, cleared into U.S. Customs and off on a five-day cruise along the Maine Coast. With no particular…

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"Farewell to (Tall Ships) Nova Scotia," Two Quaint and Totally Different Towns, and Chasseur – Pride II’s Pride and Joy

Tuesday, 31 July, 2012 Pos: 43 21.2’N X 066 42.1’W Wx: WSW F 2, Seas 1′, Fog Pride of Baltimore II Motor-Sailing under Mains’l, Gaff Tops’l and Stays’l at 6 knots. After nearly two weeks in the cold waters and warm hospitality of Nova Scotia, Pride of Baltimore II is bound for Maine and the USA. Since our fully-packed stay…

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Hats off to Halifax, Eagle Steals our Broom, Tattooed at the Citadel and What we do “When No One’s Looking."

25 July 2012 Pos: Alongside the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Lunenburg Nova Scotia Wx: North Force 1, 5/8 Stratus After an adventurous sail to windward along the Nova Scotian coast, Pride of Baltimore II is snug in the quintessentially Canadian Maritime Seaport of Lunenburg. Arriving in town along with tops’l schooners Lynx, Unicorn and Amistad we joined Larinda, Providence…

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Etch-a-Sketch in Cape Cod Bay, A Place for the Birds, Tide Bound in a Rocky River and Waiting Winds of Nova Scotia

23 July 2012 Pos: Alongside the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia Wx: South Force 2, Clear Pride of Baltimore II has had a busy interval since her last Blog; and it was full of racing, anchorages, tides, fog and more racing. Eleven days ago we cleared through the Cape Cod Canal, and by mid-morning began our time…

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Nearing Rochester…On Time!

DATE: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011 TIME: 1430 EDT POSITION: CROSSOVER ISLAND WEATHER: STEADY DRIZZLE & LIGHT NORTHEAST WINDS PRIDE II is now negotiating the 1000 Islands of the Upper St. Lawrence River. The challenge of catching up three lost days of transit out of a planned total of ten seems to be met. The plan is to arrive off Rochester…

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Playing the Game of "Catch Up"

DATE: FRIDAY JUNE 17, 2011 TIME: 1300 ATLANTIC DAYLIGHT TIME = 1200 EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME POSITION: NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT BETWEEN CAPE BRETON ISLAND AND EAST END OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND. WEATHER: FLAT CALM, SUNNY, PLEASENTLY DRY & WARM We are making a stab at catching up with the original itinerary from Lunenburg towards Rochester, New York. We are three days behind…

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A Break in the Weather

Thursday, June 16, 2011 PRIDE II…finally able to depart Lunenburg bound for Rochester, New York. For three days PRIDE II has been weathering out contrary weather on the Atlantic shore of Nova Scotia. But it looks now like the weather is changing and PRIDE II will be able to depart early Thursday for her destination of Rochester, New York. So…what has been this…

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