Pride of Baltimore coming to CBMM in August

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The tall ship Pride of Baltimore II arrives at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD on Wednesday, August 6 and remains dockside along CBMM’s campus through August 10, with deck tours offered daily.

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The replica schooner will be available for guided deck tours from 3-6 p.m. on August 6, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. August 7-9, with donations to the Pride accepted.

Pride of Baltimore II will also be participating in the museum’s August 9 Star Spangled Celebration, and the August 10 Watermen’s Appreciation Day event, when deck tours will be offered at $5 for adults, with kids 12 & under boarding for free.

In 1988, the Pride of Baltimore II was commissioned as a sailing memorial to her immediate predecessor, the original Pride of Baltimore, which sank in 1986 due to a white squall off Puerto Rico. Both ships were built in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor as reproductions of 1812-era topsail schooners, or Baltimore Clippers, which helped America win the War of 1812 and finally secure its freedom.

Access to the tall ship is free with general or Watermen’s Appreciation Day admission. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

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