WAR:Management and labor are facing off in a tug of...

TUG OF

October 21, 1994|By Holton F. Brown

TUG OF WAR:

Management and labor are facing off in a tug of war at noon Tuesday at the Inner Harbor Amphitheatre. It's the start of a bigger event -- Portfest '94 -- around the Inner Harbor next weekend.

Tuesday's contest will pit the management of the Maryland Port Administration against members of the International Longshoremen's Association. The good-natured tussle will happen, rain or shine. The two sides will meet beneath the World Trade Center's portico off Pratt Street if there's rain.

Now, about that Portfest '94 stuff next weekend:

* Plan ahead if you'd like to bicycle around the port of Baltimore. The League of American Bicyclists and Baltimore Operation Sail are sponsoring the first "Tour de Port," a bike ride -- not a race -- billed as suitable for families. You can opt for 10- or 20-mile loops through historic and scenic neighborhoods Oct. 29 and Oct. 30. You can peddle past and through places such as Fort McHenry, Federal Hill, Little Italy, Fells Point and Dundalk.

Registration for each participant will be $12, and all riders must wear helmets. Information: Contact the league at 190 W. Ostend St., Suite 120, or by calling (410) 539-3399.

* Tours, demonstrations and maritime exhibits will enable the public to experience various parts of the city's working port they don't normally see. Details next week.

LOOK BACK IN TIME:

If you've wondered what life was like for a mid-19th century artisan in Baltimore, drop by the city's 1840 House on a Saturday, starting tomorrow and continuing each week through Dec. 3 (except for Thanksgiving weekend).

The home of wheelwright John Hutchinson will come alive with costumed characters playing his family and a free black servant, showing off work of the era. Shows every hour starting at noon; last show at 3. Start at the City Life Museums, 800 E. Lombard St.

PRIDE UPDATE:

The Pride of Baltimore II escaped harm from Hurricane Rose on the west coast of Mexico and is sailing toward the Panama Canal on its way home. Last Monday, a crew member hooked a 7- foot, 2-inch sailfish. The crew also is sewing a new homecoming pennant to be lofted on the last leg home to the Inner Harbor.

The Pride was to stop for fuel yesterday in Acapulco, departing then for the canal, and then generally north toward home. For daily reports of the ship's progress, events, entries from its daily log, or even to leave a message for crew members, try a free call to Sundial, 783-1800. Listen to the directions, and then punch in Code 6226.

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