PRESS RELEASE: Maryland Students to Participate in “Port of Opportunity” Contest

Contact: Kate Cwiek, Public Relations and Marketing Manager
kate@pride2.org, 410-539-1170

 

Maryland Students to Participate in “Port of Opportunity” Contest

Pride of Baltimore and Port of Baltimore present second annual Maritime Day Contest

 

BALTIMORE, MD (December 16, 2014) – In anticipation of Baltimore’s 2nd annual National Maritime Day event, Pride of Baltimore, Inc. and the Port of Baltimore have launched their second annual statewide student contest! Maryland K – 12th grade students are challenged to use their creativity to explain (A) How the Port of Baltimore has changed over time, and why it is a major port city today; or (B) The evolution of Cargo Ships: How and why the design has evolved since the days of Baltimore Clippers. Students have freedom to tell the story through whatever creative means they choose –watercolor paintings, photography, poems, essays, videos, interpretive dances, dioramas, sculptures, etc.

This year’s topic was inspired by the Baltimore Port Alliance’s “Port of Opportunity” video. It is recommended that students view the video prior to starting their projects. To obtain a copy of the DVD, please contact: Joseph Wyatt with the Association of Maryland Pilots at: 410-684-2101 or jwyatt@mdpilots.com. Winners will be recognized on Sunday, May 17th, 2015 during the National Maritime Day commemoration and wreath laying ceremony. The top projects will also be featured on the Pride of Baltimore website through December 2015.

Projects (or images of projects) can be submitted through the Pride of Baltimore website:
https://www.pride2.org/portofopportunity/ or via mail to:

Pride of Baltimore, Inc.
Star-Spangled Student Contest
2700 Lighthouse Point East, Suite 330
Baltimore, MD 21224

The project submission deadline is 4:00 PM on Friday, May 1, 2015. Winners will be selected by a committee, and announced before Friday, May 8th. All K – 12th grade students residing in Maryland are welcome to apply.

The Pride of Baltimore II is a reconstruction of an early 19th century Baltimore-built topsails schooner. These fast and maneuverable vessels became famous as privateers during the War of 1812. Pride of Baltimore, Inc.’s mission is to promote historical maritime education, foster economic development and tourism, and represent the people of Maryland in ports throughout the world. Since her commissioning in October of 1988, Pride has traveled over 250,000 nautical miles, visited 40 countries, and docked in over 200 ports of call. For more information on programs and activities, please visit www.pride2.org.

National Maritime Day (Sunday, May 17, 2015) is a free event showcasing the companies and careers that make the Port of Baltimore the economic heart of Maryland. There will be several visiting ships and local working boats, educational organizations offering specialized training, and maritime heritage activities. National Maritime Day Commemoration ceremonies onboard the NS Savannah begin at 11:00 AM. Local food trucks will be available. The event is free and open to the public as part of the National Maritime Day Commemoration.

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PRESS RELEASE: Pride of Baltimore II to Lend Tall Ship Fleet in Star-Spangled Reenactment Sail

Contact: Kate Cwiek, PR & Marketing Manager
kate@pride2.org, Office: 410-539-1170, Cell: 240-643-0316

 

PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II TO LEAD TALL SHIP FLEET
IN STAR-SPANGLED REENACTMENT SAIL

Tall Ships to Reenact the Bombardment of Fort McHenry on Sunday, September 14th,
the 200th Anniversary of our National Anthem

 

BALTIMORE, MD (September 12, 2014) — On Sunday, September 14 between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM Pride of Baltimore II will lead a squadron of 10 traditional sailing vessels through the waters where, 200 years ago to the day, Francis Scott Key witnessed both the intense bombardment and the triumphant raising of the 42 x 30 foot Star-Spangled Banner over the Fort. Participating vessels in the real-time reenactment sail include the Adventurer, Celebration, Elf, Farewell, Kalmar Nyckle, Lady Maryland, Lynx, Pride of Baltimore II, Sigsbee and Sultana.

Pride of Baltimore II will portray President, the vessel Francis Scott Key sailed aboard to negotiate for the release of Dr. William Beanes from British custody. A Francis Scott Key impersonator will be aboard Pride, and will be standing on the rail to proclaim Victory as the ships process between the Fort and the vessel. At the start of the sail the Fort will be flying a 25 x 17’ “Storm Flag,” as it did prior to 9:00 AM on September 14th, 1813. At 9:00 AM, the highlight of the event will be the changing of the smaller “Storm Flag” for the larger 42 x 30’ “Garrison Flag.”

It was the ingenuity of the Fells Point shipyards and the success of Baltimore privateers, like the Pride of Baltimore II, that inspired the Royal Navy’s attack on Baltimore in 1814. When Francis Scott Key saw the American flag still flying after the all-night bombardment of Fort McHenry, he was inspired to pen the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

Sunday, September 14
“Star-Spangled” (Reenactment) Sail
7:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Pride captains have expertise in the maritime War of 1812 and are available for live interviews. Some of the participating vessels may still have space aboard for media. Contact Kate Cwiek: 240-643-0316 if interested in coming aboard. Pride will depart from the Baltimore Marine Center Boatel & Yard (1800 S. Clinton Street, Baltimore, MD 21224) at 7:30 AM.

About the Pride of Baltimore

The Pride of Baltimore’s mission is to promote historical maritime education, foster economic development and tourism, and represent the people of Maryland in every port she visits. Pride of Baltimore II is a reconstruction of an early 19th century Baltimore Clipper. These sleek, fast, and maneuverable vessels became famous as privateers during the War of 1812. Their success in capturing British merchant ships inspired the Royal Navy’s attack on Baltimore in 1814. When Francis Scott Key saw the American flag still flying after the all-night bombardment of Fort McHenry, he was inspired to pen the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Since her commissioning in October of 1988, Pride has traveled over 250,000 nautical miles, visited 40 countries, and docked in over 200 ports of call. For more information on Pride’s sailing schedule, education initiatives, or membership program, please visit www.pride2.org.

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MEDIA ALERT: Media Opportunities Aboard Pride of Baltimore II During Star-Spangled Spectacular

Contact: Kate Cwiek, PR & Marketing Manager
kate@pride2.org, Office: 410-539-1170, Cell: 240-643-0316

 

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES ABOARD PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II
DURING STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR
(SEPTEMBER 10 – 16, 2014)

Opportunities for welcoming tall ships, battle sails, captain interviews, aerial photography, and more!

 

BALTIMORE, MD (September 9, 2014) — It was the ingenuity of the Fells Point shipyards and the success of Baltimore privateers, like the Pride of Baltimore II, that inspired the Royal Navy’s attack on Baltimore in 1814. When Francis Scott Key saw the American flag still flying after the all-night bombardment of Fort McHenry, he was inspired to pen the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Star-Spangled Spectacular is a festival in Baltimore, September 10-16, celebrating the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem. Tall ships, Navy gray hulls and the Blue Angels will come to the Inner Harbor, and there will be live musical performances, living history demonstrations, and once in a lifetime opportunities aboard Pride. Pride captains have expertise in the maritime War of 1812 and are available for live interviews.

Wednesday, September 10

Visiting Ships Welcome Sail
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Baltimore Marine Center at Lighthouse Point
2775 Lighthouse Point East, Baltimore, MD 21224
Media Spots Available: 4

Pitch: Cover the grand arrival of visiting ships to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor during a two-hour sail. No other tall ship will be offering sails during this time.

Visiting Ships Welcome Sail
2 PM – 4 PM
Baltimore Marine Center at Lighthouse Point
2775 Lighthouse Point East, Baltimore, MD 21224
Media Spots Available: 4

Pitch: Cover the grand arrival of visiting ships to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor during a two-hour sail. No other tall ship will be offering sails during this time.

Thursday, September 11

Deck Tours
11 AM – 5 PM
Constellation Pier, Inner Harbor
301 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Media Spots Available: unlimited

Pitch: A deck tour is the ultimate way to explore Pride’s deck, learn about past and present life aboard topsail schooner privateers, and interact with her passionate and knowledgeable crew. Pride captains have expertise in the maritime War of 1812 and are available for live interviews.

Friday, September 12

Deck Tours
11 AM – 1 PM
Constellation Pier, Inner Harbor
301 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Media Spots Available: unlimited

Pitch: A deck tour is the ultimate way to explore Pride’s deck, learn about past and present life aboard topsail schooner privateers, and interact with her passionate and knowledgeable crew. Pride captains have expertise in the maritime War of 1812 and are available for live interviews.

Saturday, September 13

“Joining the Battle” Sail
8 AM – 10 AM
Constellation Pier, Inner Harbor
301 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Media Spots Available: 4

Pitch: Francis Scott Key and Pride of Baltimore II will sail out under a flag of truce to meet the British Fleet off Fort McHenry. This real-time tour will mark the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Baltimore. Privateer Lynx will anchor and exchange salutes with Fort McHenry, as Pride delivers Key to negotiate for the return of Dr. Beanes.

Star-Spangled Concert Kick-off Sail
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Baltimore Marine Center Boatel & Yard
1800 S. Clinton Street, Baltimore, MD 21224
Media Spots Available: 10

Pitch: View visiting ships from the water. Sail between Dominos Sugar and Constellation Pier, and then tie to a holding station off Pier 6 between 7:45 PM and 8:15 PM at the launch of the National Broadcast. This is an opportunity to come aboard and see the harbor from a different perspective.

Star-Spangled Fireworks Reception
8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Baltimore Marine Center Boatel & Yard
1800 S. Clinton Street, Baltimore, MD 21224
Media Spots Available: 10

Pitch: Come aboard for a two-hour dockside opportunity aboard Pride for a waterfront view of Grucci’s pyrotechnic fireworks that are to be the glittering highlight of Star-Spangled Spectacular, marking the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem. On-site parking available.

Sunday, September 14

“Lost in the Fog” Sail
12 AM – 2 PM
Baltimore Marine Center Boatel & Yard
1800 S. Clinton Street, Baltimore, MD 21224
Media Spots Available: 4

Pitch: With Captain Trost and Captain Miles, Rangers Vince Vaise, and Jim Bailey from Fort McHenry aboard as special guest interpreters, this real-time tour will have Pride motoring along the “Ferry Branch” of the Patapsco River, tracing the final British attempt to take the Fort under cover of darkness.

“Star-Spangled” (Reenactment) Sail
7:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Baltimore Marine Center Boatel & Yard
1800 S. Clinton Street, Baltimore, MD 21224
Media Spots Available: 4

Pitch: Experience the grandeur of the Star-Spangled Banner hoisted over Fort McHenry from the same waters where Francis Scott Key was inspired to write our National Anthem. Today, in the company of 10 other traditional ships, we will sail to the waters where Key witnessed both the intense bombardment and the triumphant raising of the 42 x 30 foot flag over the Fort.

Blue Angels Air Show Day Sail
2 PM – 4 PM
Vane Brothers
2100 Frankfurst Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21226
Media Spots Available: 2

Pitch: Come aboard for one of the most awe-inspiring and patriotic events taking place during Spectacular – a two-hour sail while the Blue Angels soar overhead performing multiple acts above the waters of Fort McHenry.

Star-Spangled Evening Sail
6 PM – 8 PM
Constellation Pier, Inner Harbor
301 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Media Spots Available: 4

Pitch: Weather depending, could be perfect lighting at sunset to view Pride and visiting ships. Can come aboard for the two-hour sail.

Monday, September 15

“Tour the Tall Ships” Sail
8 AM – 10 PM
Constellation Pier, Inner Harbor
301 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Media Spots Available: 4

Pitch: Come aboard America’s Star-Spangled Ambassador and get an up close and personal view of the visiting vessels as only you can do from the water. Pride will take you through a guided tour of the Harbor, pointing out each of the ships.

Free Deck Tours
11 AM – 5 PM
Constellation Pier, Inner Harbor
301 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Pitch: A deck tour is the ultimate way to explore Pride’s deck, learn about past and present life aboard topsail schooner privateers, and interact with her passionate and knowledgeable crew.

Star-Spangled Evening Sail
6 PM – 8 PM
Constellation Pier, Inner Harbor
301 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Media Spots Available: 4

Pitch: Weather depending, could be perfect lighting at sunset to view Pride and visiting ships. Can come aboard for the two-hour sail.

Tuesday, September 16

Tall Ship Departure Sail
10 AM – 12 PM (subject to change)
Constellation Pier, Inner Harbor
301 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Media Spots Available: 4

Pitch: Experience the departure of tall ships from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor during an exclusive two-hour sail aboard Pride. Vessels will depart with Pride leading the way. Arial and on-board photography opportunities available.

About the Pride of Baltimore

The Pride of Baltimore’s mission is to promote historical maritime education, foster economic development and tourism, and represent the people of Maryland in every port she visits. Pride of Baltimore II is a reconstruction of an early 19th century Baltimore Clipper. These sleek, fast, and maneuverable vessels became famous as privateers during the War of 1812. Their success in capturing British merchant ships inspired the Royal Navy’s attack on Baltimore in 1814. When Francis Scott Key saw the American flag still flying after the all-night bombardment of Fort McHenry, he was inspired to pen the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

2014 is the first year in many that Pride will remain in local waters – traveling to as many Maryland ports as possible throughout the Star-Spangled Summer of 2014, celebrating the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem. Since her commissioning in October of 1988, Pride has traveled over 250,000 nautical miles, visited 40 countries, and docked in over 200 ports of call. For more information on Pride’s sailing schedule, education initiatives, or membership program, please visit www.pride2.org

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PRESS RELEASE: Pride of Baltimore, Inc. Welcomes Six New Trustees to the Board of Directors

Contact: Kate Cwiek
PR & Marketing Manager
kate@pride2.org
410-539-1170

 

PRIDE OF BALTIMORE, INC. WELCOMES SIX NEW TRUSTEES TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

BALTIMORE, MD – Pride of Baltimore, Inc. welcomes six executives and community leaders to its Board of Directors. Albert Grimes, Jim Hilyard, Paul Mauritz, Michael McDaniel, Luke Ritter, and Richard Wiklund join a dynamic board of 21 led by Chairman of the Board, Stuart R. Amos of FLAVORx.

“We are delighted to be able to strengthen and broaden the Board with the addition of these new members. We look forward to them continuing to help the fine mission of this beautiful ship. With the Pride now in charitable hands we rely on our Board and the community to help keep her sailing,” said Chairman of the Board, Stuart R. Amos.

Albert Grimes | Owner and President, Curtis Engine & Equipment Co., Inc.
Albert Grimes is the President and Co-Owner of Curtis Engine & Equipment Co., Inc., a Baltimore-based power generation company. Past positions include Founder and President of Resource Tower Company, Founder and President of Microcell Management, President and Co-Founder of First Cellular Group, consultant work for Sprint Corporation, and President of Cellular One. Mr. Grimes previously served in the Maryland Army Guard and the Coast Guard Reserve. An avid boater, he is past founder and past Commodore of the Baltimore City Yacht Racing Organization.

Jim Hilyard | Retired President, Roofing Products Group, CertainTeed Corporation
Jim Hilyard is a retired President of CertainTeed Corporation’s Roofing Products Group. He has also served as President and Chairman of the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, member of three international committees on health and the environment, and Chairman of the annual fund of the Cleveland chapter of the Carnegie Mellon Alumni Association. At Cast Western Reserve University he serves as advisor to the Office of International Affairs, member of the Alumni Advisory Board, Co-Chair of the Weatherhead School of Management, and received the 2011 Distinguished Alumni of the Year award. Having participated in 13 overnight guest crew passages and sailed over 5,000 miles aboard Pride, in 2013 Mr. Hilyard was honored as a “Honorary Crew Member.”

Paul Mauritz | CEO, Chesapeake NetCraftsmen
Paul Mauritz is the CEO of Chesapeake NetCraftsmen, an engineering firm focused on designing, deploying, and operating IT solutions that drive business for its customers. Prior to NetCraftsmen, Mr. Mauritz was a Vice President at BAE Systems, where he was on the executive team for the IT and Cyber business. He has more than thirty years of experience in operations, corporate and business development, sales, and marketing, and has led companies through all phases of the business life cycle. Mr. Mauritz is active in the Maryland community as Chair of the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship, and past Chair of the Greater Baltimore Technology Council.

Michael McDaniel | President & CEO, Harbor Boating, Inc., MD
Michael McDaniel is the President and CEO for the maritime company doing business as “Baltimore Water Taxi”. Working with the Board of Directors and Executive Management Team, he is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the company, establishing long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies. Prior to that, he was a Marine Corps Infantry Officer who served as a Platoon Commander and Executive Officer in support of Operation Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. Mr. McDaniel also served as an Anti-terrorism Force Protection Officer and Operations Officer for Marine Corps Forces Pacific. He currently sits on the board of the American Red Cross Chesapeake Region, Frank J. Battaglia Signal 13 Foundation, Sail Baltimore, and Baltimore Heritage Area Association.

Luke Ritter | Executive Vice President, Ridge Global
Luke Ritter is Executive Vice President at Ridge Global, the strategic consulting firm founded by Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of Homeland Security and 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania. As a member of the senior management team, Mr. Ritter leads the Transportation Security and Risk Management practice areas. Prior to joining Ridge Global, Mr. Ritter was the founder and CEO of Trident Global Partners. He is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and former Surface Warfare Officer. Mr. Ritter holds an M.B.A from Old Dominion University, and is a board certified Transportation and Logistics Professional (American Society of Transportation and Logistics). He is the co-author of Securing Global Transportation Networks (McGraw Hill), and has been recently published or quoted in: Journal of Commerce, Security Management, Directors Monthly, and Cargo Security International. Mr. Ritter currently serves on the Advisory Boards of: iJET International, Inc., Decision Sciences International Corporation, and HALO Maritime Defense.

Richard Wiklund | CEO, Avideon Corporation and Founder, Atlantic MobileApps
As President and Founder of Baltimore-based AvideonCRM LLC and AtlanticMobileApps LLC, Richard Wiklund has over 20 years of experience in technology marketing and sales. A serial entrepreneur, Mr. Wiklund founded AtlanticMobileApps.com in 2014, offering low-cost mobile apps to businesses. Prior to Avideon, Mr. Wiklund held positions as Vice President of Business Development and Vice President of E-DOC at Cadmus Communications. He is an active boardmember of the Maryland Family Network, supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project and Ducks Unlimited, and a member of the Board of Governors of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

“Preserving and promoting America’s maritime heritage is a sacred trust,” said Luke Ritter. “As a Maryland resident, a former Naval Officer, and an avid Chesapeake Bay sailor, it is truly an honor, and a privilege to be joining this committed team of maritime professionals.”

About the Pride of Baltimore

Pride of Baltimore II is a reconstruction of an early 19th century Baltimore Clipper. These sleek, fast, and maneuverable vessels became famous as privateers during the War of 1812. Their success in capturing British merchant ships inspired the Royal Navy’s attack on Baltimore in 1814. When Francis Scott Key saw the American flag still flying after the all-night bombardment of Fort McHenry, he was inspired to pen the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

2014 is the first year in many that Pride will remain in local waters – traveling to as many Maryland ports as possible throughout the Star-Spangled Summer of 2014, celebrating the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem. Since her commissioning in October of 1988, Pride has traveled over 250,000 nautical miles, visited 40 countries, and docked in over 200 ports of call. For more information on Pride’s 2014 sailing schedule, education initiatives, or membership program, please visit www.pride2.org

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PRESS RELEASE: Pride to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Baltimore for the Firs Time Since Her Commissioning in 1988

For Immediate Release
Date: June 24, 2014
Contact: Kate Cwiek, PR & Marketing Manager:
kate@pride2.org, 410-539-1170

 

PRIDE TO CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY IN BALTIMORE FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HER COMMISSIONING IN 1988

America’s Star-spangled Ambassador will be open to the public for special fireworks sail on July 4

 

BALTIMORE, MD (June 24, 2014) – July 2014 is the first time since Pride of Baltimore II’s 1988 commissioning that the vessel will remain local for Fourth of July festivities in the Inner Harbor. “In this bicentennial year of our national anthem, we’re honored for Pride to celebrate Independence Day in Baltimore for the first time ever. Visitors can experience a triumvirate of the War of 1812 exhibits — the Fort, the Flag, and the Fighting Sail — that made our city famous,” said Captain Jamie Trost.

Pride of Baltimore’s public schedule for the weekend is as follows:

Thursday, July 3, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 PM: Day Sail ($45 per person, ticket info: https://www.pride2.org/comeaboard/)
Constellation Pier (301 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202)

Friday, July 4, 2014
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Free Deck Tours
Fort McHenry National Monument and Shrine Dock (2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230)
8:30 PM – 10:30 PM: Fireworks Sail! ($125 per person, ticket info: https://www.pride2.org/comeaboard/)
Constellation Pier (301 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202)

Saturday, July 5, 2014:
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Free Deck Tours
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Day Sail ($45 per person)
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Evening Sail with Fort McHenry Cannon Salute ($45 per person)
Ticket info: https://www.pride2.org/comeaboard/
Tours and sails depart from Fort McHenry National Monument and Shrine Dock (2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230)

Sunday, July 6, 2014
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Guided Deck Tours ($5 per person)
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Day Sail ($45 per person, ticket info: https://www.pride2.org/comeaboard/)
Fort McHenry National Monument and Shrine Dock (2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230)

About the Pride of Baltimore
Pride of Baltimore II is a reconstruction of an early 19th century Baltimore Clipper. These sleek, fast, and maneuverable vessels became famous as privateers during the War of 1812. Their success in capturing British merchant ships inspired the Royal Navy’s attack on Baltimore in 1814. When Francis Scott Key saw the American flag still flying after the all-night bombardment of Fort McHenry, he was inspired to pen the “Star-Spangled Banner.” 2014 is the first year in many that Pride will remain in local waters – traveling to as many Maryland ports as possible throughout the Star-Spangled Summer of 2014, celebrating the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem. Since her commissioning in October of 1988, Pride has traveled over 250,000 nautical miles, visited 40 countries, and docked in over 200 ports of call. For more information on Pride’s 2014 sailing schedule, education initiatives, or membership program, please visit www.pride2.org.

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PRESS RELEASE: Pride of Baltimore to Make Port Stop in Solomon's, MD During 2014 Star-Spangled Tour

Contact:
Kate Cwiek, PR & Marketing Manager
kate@pride2.org, 410-539-1170

 

PRIDE OF BALTIMORE to Make Port Stop in Solomon’s, MD
During 2014 Star-Spangled Tour

America’s Star-Spangled Ambassador to participate in Tall Ship Invasion
and Battle of St. Leonard’s Creek

 

BALTIMORE (June 9, 2014) – From June 19 through June 22, 2014 Pride of Baltimore II, a reconstruction of an early 19th century Baltimore Clipper, will make a port visit to Solomon’s, Maryland as part of her “Star-Spangled” tour, celebrating the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem. The vessel will be docked at the Solomon’s Island Yacht Club (14604 Hg Trueman Rd. Solomons, Maryland 20688) and participate in all activities surrounding the Star-Spangled Celebration Tall Ship Invasion events.

Pride of Baltimore’s public schedule is as follows:

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Free Public Deck Tours: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Day Sail: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Ticket information: https://www.pride2.org/comeaboard/

Sunday, June 21, 2014

Free Public Deck Tours: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Battle of St. Leonard’s Creek Reenactment Sail: 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Ticket information: https://www.pride2.org/comeaboard/

The Calvert Marine Museum is to host the Star-Spangled Celebration Tall Ship Invasion event June 21 – 22. For more information: http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/events/annual-events.php

About the Pride of Baltimore
Pride of Baltimore is a reconstruction of an early 19th century Baltimore Clipper. These sleek, fast, and maneuverable vessels became famous as privateers during the War of 1812. Their success in capturing British merchant ships inspired the Royal Navy’s attack on Baltimore in 1814. When Francis Scott Key saw the American flag still flying after the all-night bombardment of Fort McHenry, he was inspired to pen the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

2014 is the first year in many that Pride will remain in local waters – traveling to as many Maryland ports as possible throughout the Star-Spangled Summer of 2014, celebrating the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem. Since her commissioning in October of 1988, Pride has traveled over 250,000 nautical miles, visited 40 countries, and docked in over 200 ports of call. For more information on Pride’s 2014 sailing schedule, education initiatives, or membership program, please visit www.pride2.org.

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