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By Polly Thornton | May 14, 1991
Who can forget her complement of sailat crimson sunset on the Chesapeake?A pleasure artists paint andsongsters sing,a pride of which it's difficult to speak.The gentle clipper ship calledback to mindromantic, rakish, wistful days of yoreand yet, she heralded a renaissance,a port revitalized in Baltimore.She was a serendipity, our PRIDE,and sailed with eager, dedicated crew.A peaceful ship whose missionserved us welland shared good will on everyrendezvous.As pensive armchair sailorsfollowed herwith shackled gypsy heartsand misty eyes,they cheered and tracked alegend odysseythrough frothy, white-cappedseas and starless skies.
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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 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 Ryan Hood, The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2013
Growing up, Terrence Turner-Blair wasn't like the other kids. While others wanted to be the next Kobe Bryant or Peyton Manning, he wanted to be the next Barry Bonds or Ken Griffey Jr. At this weekend's Big 26 Baseball Classic in Harrisburg, Pa., Turner-Blair again won't be like the other kids. Sure, the 52 high school baseball players from Maryland and Pennsylvania taking the field for the three-game series are all pursuing baseball careers. But Turner-Blair (Northwestern) is the only participant from Baltimore.
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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 Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | April 12, 1996
William Brewster "Bruce" Quackenbush Sr., a retired Commercial Credit Corp. official and a founding member of the Pride of Baltimore Inc., died of heart failure Wednesday at Mercy Medical Center. He was 73.He was one of the seven founding members in 1980 of Pride of Baltimore Inc. and was a board member and treasurer until 1993, when he resigned because a son, W. Bruce Quackenbush Jr. of Timonium, was made executive director."It was not uncommon to see Bruce in London or San Francisco on the docks, meeting the Pride and its crew, whom he loved," said Christopher C. Hartman, secretary of the Pride of Baltimore Inc. "He gave an enormous amount of time to the Pride in order to make it all work," Mr. Hartman said.
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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 Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | October 22, 2003
John Cleveland Kidd, retired vice president of a flooring business and a former director of Pride of Baltimore Inc., died of cancer Saturday at the North Baltimore home of his fiancee. He was 75. A Baltimore native raised in Homeland, Mr. Kidd graduated in 1946 from McDonogh School. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1950 from the Johns Hopkins University and was a member of its national champion lacrosse team, which went undefeated from 1947 to 1950. After his graduation from Hopkins, Mr. Kidd enlisted in the Army and served in counterintelligence in Trieste, Italy.
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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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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Staff Writer | May 14, 1992
On a clear, bright morning, the kind that would have been perfect for sailing, about 35 people gathered in the Inner Harbor today to remember four Pride of Baltimore crew members lost at sea six years ago.The captain, Armin E. Elsaesser III, along with crew members Barry Duckworth, Vincent Lazarro and Nina Schack, were lost when the ship went down in a violent squall near Puerto Rico on May 14, 1986. Eight other crew members managed to escape and drifted in a life boat for 4 1/2 days until they were rescued by a Norwegian freighter's crew.
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May 13, 2013
I was happy to see Steve Kilar's article on the BNote ("Baltimore's local currency, the BNote, is 2 years old," May 7). Baltimore has been an increasingly exciting place to live over the last few years for those familiar with recent grassroots projects like the BNote and other programs sponsored by the nonprofit Fusion Partnerships. Without waiting for government, citizens are organizing and embracing innovative and inspirational community approaches to contemporary challenges, and this leads to a new sense of what is possible here.
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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 | 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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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2012
Twenty-six years ago this month, Roma Foti's daughter, 23-year-old Nina Schack, was one of four crew members who lost their lives when the Pride of Baltimore, a replica of a 19th century sailing vessel, sank in a sudden storm in the Bermuda Triangle. Foti has always found comfort, she says, knowing that a memorial to the lost stood in Rash Field on the Inner Harbor. That's why she felt so let down last fall when she visited the site and saw it was in disrepair. Two panels bearing the names of the dead were four inches out of alignment, a corner was chipped off the facing, and two large cracks bisected a granite base nearby.
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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 Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | August 26, 2011
Kate N. Boone, a businesswoman and avid sailor, died Aug. 16 of breast cancer at Women & Infants Hospice in Providence, R.I. The former Riderwood and Annapolis resident was 47. Kate Nash was born in Baltimore and raised in Riderwood. She was a 1982 graduate of Garrison Forest School and made her debut that year at the Bachelors Cotillon. She later attended New England College in Henniker, N.H. Mrs. Boone was a crew member aboard the original Pride of Baltimore's maiden voyage in 1979 to Bermuda, New York and Nova Scotia.
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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 Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2011
A couple of weeks ago, I was in Detroit to do a story on Tom Zbikowski, the Baltimore Raven spending the NFL lockout pursuing a pro boxing career, and we were driving from the suburbs to Kronk, a renowned gym that has produced multiple world-title fighters. "You gotta go to the 'hood,'" Zbikowski said as he turned onto an all-too-typical Detroit street of abandoned buildings and ghostly sidewalks. As a serious boxer for much of his 25 years, he's accustomed to training in this kind of neighborhood, but I still was struck by how he saw beyond the surface woes.
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