April 25, 1993
Billy Jackson was sure he was going to fall overboard when he stepped onto the Lady Maryland Monday morning -- after all the ship's rails consisted only of tightly stretched ropes.But when he walked back on land after cruising the Chesapeake Bay for five hours, he had not only developed "sea legs," but had also learned about the history, economics and ecology of the bay -- and, most important, about team work."I never realized how much cooperation and team effort are needed to run a big ship like this," said Billy while he and a classmate were taking their turn at the ship's wheel, watching the compass and trying their best to keep the 104-foot vessel on course.
November 15, 2011
Like it or not, everything succumbs to rot. So there was little surprise when some of the galvanized steel nails that hold together the schooner Lady Maryland failed a Coast Guard inspection two months ago. Or when some of the timbers in the bow showed signs of decay. "She's 25 years old and she's in need of a little TLC," Capt. Michael Fiorentino said Tuesday, as he watched the vessel glide slowly into dry dock at Chase's Wharf in Fells Point. The vessel will slide back into the water in mid-March after a $180,000 makeover by shipwrights and eager volunteers.
April 21, 1991
Havre de Grace eighth-graders did everything but sing sea chanteys Tuesday when they sailed from the Tide Water Marina in Havre de Grace on the Lady Maryland, one of two educational vessels operated by the Lady Maryland Foundation. The 30 eighth-grade students all wrote 100-word essays about why they should be chosen to sail. The best essays earned their authors a spot on the boat.Once on the boat, the students were divided into groups -- watermen, industrialists, developers, environmentalists and recreational users.
July 3, 2012
The Waterfront Kitchen launches a summer Dinner and a Cruise series. The evenings, hosted by the Waterfront Kitchen's wine expert, Jerry Pellegrino, begin with cocktails on the pier next to the restaurant. Guests will then board either the 104-foot pungy schooner Lady Maryland or the 50-foot skipjack Sigsbee for a ninety minute guided cruise down the Patapsco toward the Chesapeake. After the cruise, guests will sit down for a themed, four-course dinner at the restaurant. Here's the schedule.
September 19, 1991
The Lady Maryland Foundation, the Maryland Historical Trust and the Maryland Sail Dredgers Association have announced a plan to raise $1 million to save the last 25 working historic skipjacks.The campaign kicks off Nov. 2, with a fund-raiser hosted by the foundation and featuring guest speakers Charles Kuralt and Gov. William Donald Schaefer. To be held at Stouffer's in the Inner Harbor, the event will feature four regional cuisines, three bands, and a 600-person guest list that includes watermen, corporate VIPs, celebrities, preservationists, historians, environmentalists and educators.
April 21, 1992
Rosedale Recreation and Parks Council is seeking volunteers to work with a variety of summer recreation programs including playgrounds, tennis, nature and summer camp. Call Bob McClelland, (410) 887-0294.National Aquarium needs volunteers as exhibit guides, information desk receptionists, gift shop clerks and as office, horticulture, aquarist and herpetology assistants plus library help. For more information call (410) 576-3886.Candlelight Concert Society in Columbia want volunteers to help with all aspects of concert performances, communications and publicity.