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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2011
A seven-foot-long replica of the Pride of Baltimore II will go on permanent display Thursday at the Baltimore Visitor Center on Light Street. The scale model was commissioned by the nonprofit Pride of Baltimore Inc. and was built by volunteers from the Society for the Preservation of Federal Hill and Fells Point. It is designed to teach residents and visitors about the sailing vessel, which itself is a reproduction of a circa-1812 Baltimore Clipper topsail schooner, or "privateer," called the Chasseur.
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September 14, 2014
I am outraged! On Sept. 11, 2014, I had to get to page 15 of The Sun to read a small article about the New York commemoration of the Sept. 11 attacks. The front page had the Ravens, the Pride of Baltimore II, President Barack Obama's speech on ISIS (at least you valued the president and know that the Middle East is still a war zone), Baltimore's youth curfew and a Lifebridge ad. But no story about 9/11! Page 2 had Dan Rodricks article about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodall.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2011
The reproduction tall ship Pride of Baltimore II returned Friday to Baltimore's Inner Harbor after sailing the Chesapeake Bay, the East Coast and the Great Lakes for five months. The ship, which was built to look like a "1812-era topsail schooner privateer," will sail two more times — from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday — before ending its 2011season. Tickets are $45 for adults and $30 for children 12 and under. Free dockside tours of the deck will also be given between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. On Sunday, park rangers from Fort McHenry will be present on the ship and dressed in period uniforms to learn about the ship's operations from the crew.
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By Brandi Bottalico, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2014
The Pride of Baltimore II took its first sail of the season Monday, as it traveled to Annapolis carrying a replica of the flag that inspired the national anthem. The flag has been displayed publicly only once since it was created by Maryland Historical Society volunteers last summer to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812. On Tuesday it will play an integral role in the state's observation of Maryland Day, which celebrates the arrival of European colonists in Maryland in 1634.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2013
"When we say 'turtle,' you say 'power,'" Jamie Trost called out to a group of eighth-graders. And when the students from St. Jane Frances School in Pasadena hollered "power," they pulled hard on the ropes, hoisting the sails of the Pride of Baltimore II. It was the first part of a lesson, teaching the teens you can't give strong, coordinated tugs without a good grunt, and also how privateers during the War of 1812 got their sleek ships moving...
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By Brandi Bottalico, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2014
The Pride of Baltimore II took its first sail of the season Monday, as it traveled to Annapolis carrying a replica of the flag that inspired the national anthem. The flag has been displayed publicly only once since it was created by Maryland Historical Society volunteers last summer to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812. On Tuesday it will play an integral role in the state's observation of Maryland Day, which celebrates the arrival of European colonists in Maryland in 1634.
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October 24, 1990
The Pride of Baltimore II has logged 35,000 miles -- equivalent to a trip around the world -- since it was commissioned two years ago.The Pride's second anniversary was celebrated yesterday in Genoa, Italy, where the goodwill ship took part in the 1992 Columbus Tall Ships Grand Regatta.After leaving Genoa today, the Pride is scheduled to visit Nice, France, and Barcelona and Valencia, Spain. It is to arrive in Malaga, Spain, on Thanksgiving Day.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 20, 1996
Mark Belton, a county commissioner for Queen Anne's County, has been named executive director of Pride of Baltimore Inc., the organization that oversees the operation of the clipper ship Pride of Baltimore II.Belton, a resident of Stevensville, has been a county commissioner for two years. He was director of external operations for the Naval Academy Athletic Association from 1991 to 1996.Belton graduated from the Naval Academy in 1983, then was on active duty as a naval officer until 1990, serving on a number of vessels.
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By BRADLEY OLSON | December 4, 2005
The Pride of Baltimore II, the city-based clipper ship and Maryland goodwill ambassador, is being repaired by two companies in St.-Nazaire, France, and is set to return to the state in early spring, in time for the Volvo Ocean Race. The Pride II was severely damaged Sept. 5 when a rigging failure during a squall caused the ship's wooden bowsprit, foremast and mainmast to collapse while the ship was racing in the Bay of Biscay off the coast of France. Linda Christenson, executive director of Pride of Baltimore Inc., the nonprofit that manages the ship's fundraising and finances, said several European companies made bids to repair the ship.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | May 27, 2000
Sidney S. Miller, who was a Pride of Baltimore II captain on a voyage through Europe, died Sunday at his Sarasota, Fla., home after gall bladder surgery. He was 72 and had lived on South Hanover Street. He sailed with the Pride from 1989 to 1991, logging 10,000 miles and calling at more than 20 foreign ports. He took the city's schooner through the Caribbean and made a circuit of the Mediterranean as far as Odessa in the former Soviet Union. He also called at English and Dutch ports. "He was a competent mariner and was enthusiastic for Baltimore and Baltimore marine history," said Jan C. Miles, captain of the Pride.
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Editorial from The Record | May 15, 2013
Wow, what a week it was in Havre de Grace! The city was pillaged by the British for the second time in 200 years. Decoys, ducks and all things fowl from the water made their 32nd annual three-day visit. And the voters not only chose all incumbents (we know Fred Cullum technically wasn't one, but he's been around so much he qualifies) for mayor and city council, but also told the city government to go ahead and spend $1.29 million to buy a waterfront parcel. The election results tell us that the majority of those who voted in Havre de Grace are satisfied with the way things are, including the more than 2 to 1 vote to affirm the city council's decision to buy the land next to the Concord Point Lighthouse.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2013
The City of Annapolis will host its second City Fair downtown on Saturday and Sunday. Many of the attractions will have a nautical bent, including the Pride of Baltimore II , which will dock at City Dock at about noon on Saturday. There also will be boats on display in the water and on land from the Marine Corps, the National Sailing Hall of Fame, Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating and the Annapolis Rowing Club. Annapolis Community Boating will offer the chance to use a kayak or canoe, while the Annapolis Sail and Power Squadron will teach knot-tying and the Hospice Cup will have a station for kids to make burgees, which are small flags flown on sailboats.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2013
"When we say 'turtle,' you say 'power,'" Jamie Trost called out to a group of eighth-graders. And when the students from St. Jane Frances School in Pasadena hollered "power," they pulled hard on the ropes, hoisting the sails of the Pride of Baltimore II. It was the first part of a lesson, teaching the teens you can't give strong, coordinated tugs without a good grunt, and also how privateers during the War of 1812 got their sleek ships moving...
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2012
When Jan Miles got word that HMS Bounty, the famed ceremonial tall ship, had sunk off the coast of North Carolina in the monster Hurricane Sandy early Monday morning, he felt profoundly the loss of a historic vessel — and worried over the possible fates of the two crew members who have yet to be found in what were 40-foot waves earlier in the day. "The ship has given a lot of joy and happiness to a wide range of people," said Miles, captain of...
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2012
While Fort McHenry's cannons blasted at schooners in the Baltimore harbor Tuesday, the voices of children from several city schools rose above the din. The young singers quivered a bit but stayed on key as they sang patriotic anthems. Four choirs and one wind ensemble performed at the fort's first maritime and musical education experience as the 1814 Battle of Baltimore was re-enacted - with ersatz cannon blasts and authentic smoke - in the background. A few children held their ears or jumped at the suddenness of the volleys, but they kept on singing.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2012
Arriving aboard the Pride of Baltimore II and hailed by a cannon blast from the Constellation, Michael Phelps and Maryland's other Olympic athletes were celebrated in true local style Monday afternoon by elected officials and an Inner Harbor crowd. "I hope that you cherish this honor as part of your memories of this summer, and as a reminder that you will always have a home - let me say that one more time, especially for Mr. Phelps - you will always have a home here in Baltimore," said Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as she gave keys to the city to the famously Las Vegas-loving swimmer and the other Olympic athletes.
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By Sandra Crockett and Sandra Crockett,Sun Staff Correspondent | November 29, 1991
ST. MARY'S CITY -- After visiting more than 40 cities in 19 countries over nearly 20 months, the Pride of Baltimore II returned to Maryland waters yesterday, and its crew members expressed thanks for arriving safely."
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By LAURA CHARLES | November 21, 1990
TALKIN' TURKEY: Thanks to merchants here in town, members of the Pride of Baltimore II will be having a traditional Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow -- all the way in Malaga, Spain!Aside from turkey and all the trimmings, Pride members will be dining on Maryland crab cakes from Phillips Harborplace and cannolis from Vaccaro's bakery, washing the food down with wine from Boordy Vineyards.IN THE STRANGE-but-true category comes this: "Turkey Bowl 1990" today at the Kings Point Fairlanes in Randallstown!
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2012
The man who runs many of Baltimore's marinas, a former captain in the Israeli navy, prefers the sky to the sea. The only boat he owns is a gondola, which he keeps tied up at his marina in Canton. "I love aviation; that's my passion," said Dan Naor, 47, chief operating officer of Baltimore Marine Centers, as he stood next to a cherry-red helicopter on a recent weekday. He flies it - not as often as he'd like - from Pier 7 in Canton, the base of another business he runs, Baltimore Helicopter Services.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2012
The Pride of Baltimore Memorial, which had been marred by 26 years' worth of exposure to the elements and recent vandalism, has undergone substantial repairs just in time for the city's commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812. TheBaltimore Development Corp.has teamed with a local contractor to bring about the fixes, most of them to the granite portions of a site honoring the four crew members who died aboard the Pride of Baltimore, an ambassador for the city that sank during a May 1986 storm in the Bermuda Triangle.
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