DISCOVER CANADAWhat brings a 400-foot, 1,500-passenger...

AROUND THE INNER HARBOR

April 16, 1993|By Karen Zeiler

DISCOVER CANADA

What brings a 400-foot, 1,500-passenger cruise ship to Baltimore? A $10 million marketing campaign designed to bolster tourism and travel in Canada, that's what.

The Scotia Prince, temporarily renamed "Friend Ship," will introduce you to the Canadian Atlantic Provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador. Venture on board (it's free) where you'll find costumed entertainers, a Celtic rock band called Rawlins Cross, and experts on whale- and bird-watching, ecotourism, hiking and bicycling. A welcoming ceremony at 11:30 a.m. today features ++ bagpipe players, a fife and drum corps, and Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers.

When and where: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and tomorrow at the Inner Harbor's West Wall.

You saw them nail double axels and triple-toe-loops at the Olympics. Now see them perform without the pressure of competition. Brian Boitano, Nancy Kerrigan, Viktor Petrenko and Jill Trenary join pairs skaters Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner, -- the Duchesnays -- Isabelle and Paul -- and others in Campbell's Soups 1993 Tour of World Figure Skating Champions at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Baltimore Arena. Tickets may be purchased at TicketMaster and the Baltimore Arena box office. To charge by phone, call 481-SEAT.

STEP BACK IN TIME

The Robert Long House and the Captain Steele House are among the stops on a self-guided walking tour through Fells Point and Federal Hill from noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, sponsored by the Preservation Society.

Built in 1765, the Robert Long House is Baltimore's oldest surviving urban residence and once was a cigarette warehouse. The home of Capt. John Steele dates back to 1790.

Tickets for the 22nd Historic Harbor House Tour are available for $10 in advance and $12 the day of the tour at the offices of O'Conor Piper & Flynn, 905 Light St. in Federal Hill and at 718 S. Broadway in Fells Point. Information: 675-6750.

A GERMAN VISITOR

This is your last chance to stroll the decks of Thor Heyerdahl, the 164-foot German schooner docked at the Inner Harbor between the Light Street Pavilion and the Science Center. (The ship sails tomorrow.) Operated by a private foundation, the schooner is a sail training ship. Public tours: 11 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today.

SUPER SALE

Bargains await you on clothes, electronics, sporting goods, jewelry, tires and more at the Baltimore Convention Center this weekend. "The Super Sale" features discounted items from more than 100 stores. Hours: noon to midnight Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

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