Celebrate July With Pride!
Celebrate Independence Day with America’s Star-Spangled Ambassador, Pride of Baltimore! After a successful visit to Philadelphia as part of the Tall Ships Philadelphia Camden festival, Pride has returned to Baltimore, just in time for Independence Day weekend!
Pride will be at the Inner Harbor on Friday July 3rd. As part of our free deck tour program, generously sponsored by Exelon Corp, you have the opportunity to explore the ship, learn about past and present life aboard schooner privateers, and interact with our passionate and knowledgeable crew. We will also feature day sails in the afternoon and in the evening.
On July 4th and July 5, Pride will be docked at the pier at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. There will be a lot of excitement at the Fort all weekend long, with Ranger-led talks throughout the day and interactive events that allow you to raise the stars and stripes, all while learning its important history.
This video, produced by Fort McHenry, has all the details:
Pride will also offer a day sail on Saturday afternoon. How many times can you say you saw Fort McHenry just like Francis Scott Key did during the War of 1812, from aboard a tall ship on the Patapsco River?!
Also on July 4th, you’ll have a special opportunity to see the fireworks from one of the best locations in the Inner Harbor – aboard Pride of Baltimore herself! Pride is offering a limited number of guests the unique perspective of watching the fireworks from a location on the water, between Fells Point and Tide Point.
On Sunday, July 5, Pride will again be at Fort McHenry, offering free deck tours. There will be a Tattoo Ceremony with the US Army Old Guard, patriotic music and pageantry at 2pm. For parking and other Fort McHenry Visitor information, click here.
Pride of Baltimore’s Independence Weekend Schedule:
|July 3||Inner Harbor||Deck Tours||10am-12pm||FREE|
|July 3||Inner Harbor||Day Sail||1-3pm||Buy Tickets|
|July 3||Inner Harbor||Day Sail||6-8pm||Buy Tickets|
|July 4||Fort McHenry||Deck Tours||10am-2pm||FREE|
|July 4||Fort McHenry||Day Sail||3-5pm||Buy Tickets|
|July 4||Inner Harbor||Fireworks Experience||8:30-10:30pm||Buy Tickets|
|July 5||Fort McHenry||Deck Tours||10 am-2pm||FREE|
|July 5||Fort McHenry||Deck Tours||3:30 pm-5:30 pm||FREE|
Volunteer With Us!
Pride is looking for a few good volunteers to assist with the Fourth of July weekend festivities. Duties include welcoming guests aboard Pride, handing out information to visitors and other duties on board the ship. Any and all help is appreciated. If you are interested, fill out our Volunteer Form!
We thank you for your support!
Take a Private Charter Aboard Pride!
Pride of Baltimore provides an exclusive way to entertain clients, customers, employees, or friends. The vessel’s sleek hull, raked masts, and intricate rigging provide a dramatic setting for any occasion. The vessel can be chartered for a sailing or dockside reception at any of her ports-of-call. Pride, Inc. staff and crew will work with you to make your event truly unique – leaving an unforgettable impression on your guests.
Per U.S. Coast Guard regulations, the number of guests for a dockside reception is limited to 100 on the vessel; more if shore facilities are available. Sailing charters can accommodate 33 guests. Contact us to learn more.
More July Events With Pride
Over the years, Pride has voyaged to ports around the world in order to participate in festivals and other War of 1812 Bicentennial events. But this year, Pride’s main focus is Baltimore. Pride is thrilled to celebrate her rich heritage with the citizens of her namesake town, which is why will be docked in Baltimore throughout the summer! Come and join us!
|July 11||Inner Harbor, Constellation Pier||Deck Tours||10am-2pm||FREE|
|July 11||Inner Harbor, Constellation Pier||Day Sail||3-5pm||Buy Tickets|
|July 12||Inner Harbor, Constellation Pier||Deck Tours||12-4pm||FREE|
|July 12||Inner Harbor, Constellation Pier||Sunset Sail||6:30-8:30pm||Buy Tickets|
|July 16||Inner Harbor, Constellation Pier||Sunset Sail||6:30-8:30pm||Buy Tickets|
|July 18||Inner Harbor, Constellation Pier||Deck Tours||10am-2pm||FREE|
|July 18||Inner Harbor, Constellation Pier||Day Sail||3:30-5:30pm||Buy Tickets|
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I hope you’re enjoying our monthly Sail Mail! E-newsletter. If you have a friend or family member who might enjoy receiving up-to-the-minute news and information about our news, events, and updates (and, of course, our trivia questions), simply send them this link: http://www.pride2.org/e-newsletter-registration/
And they can sign up!
Speaking of Trivia…
Congratulations to everyone who correctly answered last month’s question!
The British were impressed with the sailing abilities of French frigates of Hermione‘s design, and when they captured her sister ship Concorde, they brought her back to England, carefully measured her, and saved her “lines”. Thirty years later the Baltimore Clipper design was outsailing anything in the Royal Navy, and when the Baltimore letter-of-marque schooner Lynx was captured in 1813, they again saved her design details. Original shipyard construction plans were lost in both cases, so reconstruction efforts relied on our common enemy who kept good records.
This month, in lieu of a Trivia question, we invite you to step away from your computers – and join us in Baltimore, at the Inner Harbor and Fort McHenry!
Until next month,
Executive Director, Pride of Baltimore, Inc.