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CAPTAIN’S LOG: Pride in the People

September 15, 2014 Pride of Baltimore II, alongside at Constellation Pier, Inner Harbor Wx: East Force 1, 2/8 Celebratory Cumulus, the rest of the sky a Bicentennial Blue Today’s dawn ushers in a whole new century of our storied national anthem, and a well-worn Pride II crew has seen to it that the ship and the city have marked the anniversary with…

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CAPTAIN’S LOG: Ready or Not, We’re Ready

  Friday 5 September 2014 Pride of Baltimore II alongside Lighthouse Point, deep into “Spectacular” preparations Wx: Hideously hot, wind SE F 3   Since her return from the Battle of Caulks Field Re-enactment events last weekend in Chestertown, Pride II and her crew have been chock-a-block in readying ship and crew for the coming week. As Baltimore’s only War…

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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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