Pride of Baltimore II sails the Great Lakes

Pride of Baltimore II sails the Great Lakes

If you missed the opportunity to see the Pride of Baltimore II in Detroit on July 9th, you still have the opportunity to see her in Monroe, across the river in Amherstberg, as well as other spots around Michigan. Below you’ll find the Pride of Baltimore II Great Lakes schedule.

Following schedule & info obtained from www.pride2.org

July-August, 2011

July 22 – 23

Marquette, MI

July 29 – 31

Boyne City, MI Day sails and tours

August 2 – 3

Mackinac Island, MI Day sails

August 5 – 7

Ludington, MI

August 10 – 14

Chicago, IL Festival

August 18 – 21

Port Washington, WI Maritime Festival

August 27 – 28

Amherstburg, Ontario

August 30 – 31

Monroe, MI Public tours

For additional schedule and info on the Pride of Baltimore II, click here.

Pride of Baltimore II is a reproduction of an 1812-era Baltimore Clipper privateer. She is Maryland’s working symbol of the great natural resources and spectacular beauty of the Chesapeake Bay region, and a reminder of America’s rich maritime heritage.

Pride of Baltimore II’s mission is to educate the public on Maryland’s maritime history, tradition and commerce opportunities. As the world’s most traveled historic tall ship,

Pride of Baltimore II:

•promotes historical education regarding Baltimore Clippers, naval innovation, the War of 1812, and the penning of “The Star-Spangled Banner;• serves as a unique learning platform to build math, science and social studies programs; and• serves as a visual representative of American History and entrepreneurship for Maryland and the Port of Baltimore in every port she visits.

Pride of Baltimore II is owned and operated by the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Pride of Baltimore, Inc. Continuation of Pride II’s mission depends substantially on private funding and individual contributions.

 The ship is managed by a small staff located at 1801 S. Clinton Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21224.

Pride of Baltimore II was commissioned in 1988 as a sailing memorial to her immediate predecessor, the original Pride of Baltimore, which was tragically sunk by a white squall off Puerto Rico in 1986, taking her captain and three crew members down with her. Both ships were built in the Inner Harbor as reproductions of 1812-era topsail schooners, the type of vessels, called Baltimore Clippers, that helped America win the War of 1812 and finally secure its freedom.

Since her commissioning, Pride II has sailed nearly 200,000 miles, and visited over 200 ports in 40 countries in North, South, and Central America, Europe, and Asia. In 1998 she undertook her first voyage to Asia with port calls in China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan. In 2000 she made her fourth trip to Europe capturing First Place in her Class in a Transatlantic Tall Ship race. With her sharply raked masts, her abundance of sail, and her sleek profile, Pride of Baltimore II captures the imagination and makes friends for Baltimore and Maryland wherever she goes. She is indeed a memorable Goodwill Ambassador.

 

 

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