Races to Bermuda and Boston and appearance at the America’s Cup 2017 highlight summer for Baltimore’s historic tall ship Day sails on Pride and free deck tours in April and May in Baltimore
Pride of Baltimore II, the historic tall ship that has dazzled people around the nation and globe, launches the 40th year of Pride in Baltimore, with an exciting itinerary that includes stops in Annapolis, Md.; Charleston, S.C.; Bermuda, coinciding with the America’s Cup 2017 races; and Boston.
Pride, a topsail schooner that recalls 19th-century Baltimore clippers, will leave the Inner Harbor May 13, bound for Charleston. She will be a featured vessel at tall ships festivals in Charleston; Hamilton, Bermuda; and Boston.
Before the May 13 departure, Pride will offer several day sails and free deck tours to the public (see schedule below).
“Four decades ago, the city of Baltimore launched Pride of Baltimore as a tribute to the city’s rich maritime history,” said Rick Scott, executive director of Pride of Baltimore, Inc. “Today, Pride of Baltimore II proudly maintains that 40-year tradition by educating people around the country and world about Baltimore and its prominent place in the story of America.”
Launched in 1977 as a centerpiece of the newly redeveloped Inner Harbor, Pride of Baltimore was lost at sea during a storm in May 1986. Following that loss, the state of Maryland commissioned Pride of Baltimore II in 1988. Since then, Pride of Baltimore II has logged 250,000 miles at sea, visiting more than 200 ports in 40 countries – delighting the public and generating goodwill for her home city and state.
Today, Pride is a proud partner with the state of Maryland, promoting economic development in the state.
“Two hundred years ago, the Baltimore clippers embodied the American entrepreneurial spirit and played a key role in maintaining American independence during the War of 1812,” said Mike Gill, Secretary, MarylandDepartment of Commerce. “There is no more evocative symbol of Maryland’s economic strength than the extraordinary Pride, and we are proud to have her as our partner.”
Pride’s schedule is always subject to change. Please go to www.pride2.org/comeaboard/ to view the current schedule. Pride will have a full schedule of events and appearances upon her return to Baltimore in July.