Restaurants offering discounts for sailors

September 09, 2014|Richard Gorelick | The Baltimore Sun

More than thirty vessels – tall ships, naval vessels and others – will be visiting Baltimore Wednesday through Sunday for Star-Spangled Spectacular, the bicentennial celebration of the national anthem.

And where there are ships, there are hungry, thirsty sailors.

Some 50 Baltimore restaurants are offering discounts to visiting sailors and crew members as part of a “Sailors Welcome Here” program, which is is being administered through Sail Baltimore, the non-profit organization responsible for the visiting ships and the crew hospitality for the Star-Spangled Spectacular ships.

The participating restaurants and taverns are posting "Sailors Welcome Here" signage in their windows. The offers will be good for sailors wearing a yellow "Ship Personnel" wristband that they receive in their welcome packages.

Most of the participating establishments are located in Harbor-area neighborhoods like Federal Hill, Canton and particularly in Fells Point, a historic port community once known as a sailor's haven.



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