Archive for winter-maintenance


Winter Volunteers Needed!

2015 has arrived, and Pride II’s winter maintenance is engaged and proceeding!  Any and all are invited to join in the fun.  Here is the situation: Pride’s hired winter maintenance crew are working Tuesdays through Saturdays. Volunteers are invited to join the crew in their endeavors. Maybe this is already obvious…but to remind all…some of the work is outside. Proper dress in preparation…

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NEW YEARS RESOLUTION: Get Pride ready for her 25th year of sailing and public appearances

As always, winter at home for Pride is a chance to get ready for the next season. It is not a restful time for us captains. While we were overseeing the process of getting the ship protected for the winter and collaborating with the staff regarding end of the year mission requirements, there was also searching for the winter maintenance crew. Now…

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Football’s not until Sunday, Come play with Pride on Saturday!

    Hello Pride Volunteers, Winter Maintenance is in full swing now, and even the weather has been a bit more cooperative. We’ve got lots of projects going at the ship and look forward to your help with just about all of them. (We’ll save the really dirty jobs for the crew.) Come down to your favorite schooner on Saturday…

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The “Pride Spring” has arrived!

2 March 2012 Alongside her Winter Berth at Clinton Street Inhabited by Crew for first time since November 2011 A year ago, news services around the globe were a-twitter with the new catch phrase “Arab Spring.” And while it came without public unrest, without violence and involved just over one-hundred people, Pride of Baltimore II’s recent transformation from a sleeping…

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PRIDE II’s Volunteer Project takes on Wings

Pride of Baltimore II’s Volunteer Winter Maintenance took on a new dimension this month when we welcomed Boy Scout Daniel Trazzi into the fold as he works toward earning the rank of Eagle Scout. The following is Daniel’s account of his project and his experience with Pride of Baltimore II. It was 8:30 on a Saturday morning. The wind chill brought the…

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Winter Maintenance ~ Work is Well Under Way

PRIDE II is under her cocoon of white shrink wrap plastic spread over her wooden frame that bridges her deck fore & aft and rail to rail. Her spars (yards, topmasts, gaffs, boom) are ashore under their own cocoon of white shrink wrap plastic spread over quonset hut shaped wooden re-enforced plastic frame. There is a 6 foot x 8…

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Call to Arms for Volunteer Winter Crew

Every winter, Pride of Baltimore II removes all her running rigging and spars for an intense overhaul. During this “Winter Maintenance” period, blocks are serviced and, along with the spars, varnished; standing rigging is tarred and inspected and numerous other details are looked after. It’s a full plate for a skeleton crew. And on the eve of the War of…

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