America’s Star-Spangled Ambassador to offer education programs and guided deck tours

BALTIMORE, April 28, 2014 – Pride of Baltimore will return to Havre de Grace on Thursday, May 1st for War of 1812 Weekend. The ship will be docked at Hutchinson Park 

DSC_0234(100 Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace, MD 21078) Thursday through Sunday evening.   

On Friday, May 2nd captain and crew will welcome aboard local students for Pride’s experiential, STEM+H education program, “PRIDE on the Chesapeake.” In addition to spending time aboard a reproduction of a War of 1812 sailing vessel, students will investigate the various viewpoints of citizens about declaring war on England, and compare hull models of Baltimore Clippers to 19th century cargo ships.

Pride will be open to the public and offering ($5) guided deck tours on Saturday, May 3rd from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, and on Sunday, May 4th from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. On Saturday Pride will have on display the Maryland Historical Society’s hand-sewn, 30′ x 42′ recreation of the Star-Spangled Banner.

A guided deck tour is the ultimate way to explore Pride’s deck, learn about past and present life aboard topsail schooner privateers, and interact with the vessel’s passionate and knowledgeable crew. Pride’s well-trained sailors will lead guests through various interpretive stations, including a hands-on demonstration in the Baltimore schooner design as well as an exciting video of Pride in action, bringing to life the traditional sailing experience for privateers in 1812.