I attended all five days of the Star-Spangled Sailabration and was amazed to see so many happy faces in spite of the crowds and long waits to board ships ("The second defense of Baltimore," June 20. Since I live at the Inner Harbor, I was anticipating problems and perhaps some trouble, but nothing except good weather and good spirits materialized. Bravo!
With a festival the size of Sailabration, along with its vast number of "moving parts," the organizers, volunteers and city residents should be proud it went so seamlessly.
Yet we also should be asking: Why can't Baltimore be a "Sailabration" city every day? As the 17 tall ships and 28 grey hulls departed — a beautiful sight, by the way — I breathed a sigh of relief. In a word, the week was perfect.