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Twenty-Seven Years of Sailing With Pride #27forPride2

Pride of Baltimore II was commissioned 27 years ago today! An excerpt from Greg Pease’s Sailing with Pride:   Pride of Baltimore II was officially commissioned on Sunday, October 23, 1988 in Fells Point, Baltimore. Hundreds crowded the docks to watch as Pride II was given orders to sail forth on her maiden voyage. Following dedications by city and state…

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CAPTAIN’S LOG: Sailing a big complex schooner in tight waters

Captain’s Log Thursday, August 21, 2014 Washington DC Navy Yard Pride of Baltimore II is moored at the Navy Yard in Washington DC. A 100 nautical mile trek up the Potomac River. A river that winds serpentine like as it narrows to a navigable channel only a couple of hundred feet wide. Today there are two low level bridges to pass…

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Maritime Day Contest

Maryland Students Challenged to Tell the Story of the “Star-Spangled Banner”Pride of Baltimore and Port of Baltimore present first annual Maritime Day Contest BALTIMORE, April 28, 2014 – In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the penning of the national anthem, Pride of Baltimore and the Port of Baltimore have created a contest for Maryland K – 12th grade students,…

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CAPTAIN’S LOG: Maryland Day Activites

March 25th is Maryland Day.  380 years ago on March 25th the first official colonists landed in what was then designated as Maryland.  This year Pride of Baltimore marked this day for the first time by sailing to Annapolis to partner up with the Maryland Historical Society and Fort McHenry in commemorating both the day and the showing of the…

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PRESS RELEASE: Maryland Day Celebrations with Pride of Baltimore II and the Maryland Historical Society

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Pride of Baltimore: Kate Cwiek kate@pride2.org 410-539-1170 Maryland Historical Society: Laura Rodini lrodini@mdhs.org 410-685-3750 Ext. 322 Maryland Day Celebrations with Pride of Baltimore II and the Maryland Historical Society See the Recreated Star-Spangled Banner Flag at the Maryland Statehouse in Annapolis March 25, 2014   Img: Pride II BALTIMORE, March 17, 2013 — The Maryland Historical…

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A First For Savannah

Savannah has never before hosted a Tall Ships Challenge Festival. “Tall Ships Challenge” is annually organized by Tall Ships America, the United States national organization of sail training interests in America. Every year, on a different American coast and shore (East Coast, Great Lakes, West Coast), Tall Ships Challenge is a series of sail training races between hosting ports. In…

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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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PRIDE II, 1812 Privateers and New York Harbor Fortifications

New York played a contributive role in the “privateering” war the Americans practiced for the War of 1812. The British Royal Navy embargo (blockade) of the American East Coast was particularly focused and problematic off the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. As a result, those Chesapeake Bay privateers who were successful at getting out of the Bay and past the…

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