Stad Amsterdam (left), Pride of Baltimore II (right)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2019
Pride of Baltimore
Erica Denner, 410.539.1151
Nan Nawrocki, 410.522.7300
BALTIMORE, MD – Pride of Baltimore II‘s 2019 season debut in Baltimore will offer a great photo opportunity! She will escort the 249’ three-masted Dutch clipper Stad Amsterdam in to Baltimore the morning of Thursday, March 28. Pride of Baltimore is partnering with Sail Baltimore to produce this event.
Pride of Baltimore II, Baltimore, Maryland’s tall ship, after returning from her season debut in Annapolis on Maryland Day, will meet Stad Amsterdam around 9 a.m. off Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. The two tall ships will then sail in company to the Inner Harbor, where Stad Amsterdam will dock on the West Wall at approximately 10 a.m. Pride II will dock on Pier 1 and open for free deck tours from noon to 4 p.m.
Stad Amsterdam, the first visiting tall ship of the season for Sail Baltimore, will open for free deck tours on Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On the upper deck, visitors will feel like they have boarded an actual nineteenth-century clipper ship. The beautiful chart house, original rigging, and excellently maintained teak woodwork are all exactly as they would have been in days gone by.
Points on the waterfront from Fort McHenry, which will open at 9 a.m., to the Inner Harbor will be prime locations to see the two magnificent vessels sailing in to the Inner Harbor.
About Pride of Baltimore II
Baltimore Clippers, sleek, fast, and maneuverable vessels, gained fame as privateers during the War of 1812. Their success in capturing British merchant ships provoked the Royal Navy to attack Baltimore in 1814. Francis Scott Key, seeing the American flag still flying over Fort McHenry after the 25-hour British bombardment, was inspired to pen the “Star-Spangled Banner.”
Pride of Baltimore II, like her predecessor, Pride of Baltimore, is a reproduction of one of the most famous of these privateers, Chasseur. For nearly four decades, these modern-day prides of Baltimore have promoted historical maritime education, fostered economic development and tourism, and represented the people of Maryland in ports throughout the world. Since her commissioning in 1988, Pride II has sailed 250,000 nautical miles and visited more than 200 ports in 40 countries.
To learn more about Pride of Baltimore II, please visit pride2.org.
About Sail Baltimore
Sail Baltimore brings ships — glorious tall ships, high-tech naval warships, and other ships of historic, environmental, and educational interest — from around the world to Baltimore. Since 1976, Sail Baltimore has hosted more than 750 ships, providing millions of Baltimore residents and visitors a thrilling firsthand look at some of the world’s greatest seagoing vessels.
To learn more about Sail Baltimore, please visit sailbaltimore.org.