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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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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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Too Busy for Blogs and Setting Up for Southerlies

22 September 2011 Pos: 48 12.2’N x 064 02.9’W Wx: South F 1, seas calm, 3/8 Stratus in the Southeast Distance When I last wrote and said we had sailing to do, I had no idea how intense an understatement I was making. We had a forecast, past the pilot station, for Southwest and West winds of decent strength, and…

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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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