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Touring historical sail boat "Pride of Baltimore II" on Sep 23rd, Sunday

This big historical sail boat is coming to our DC SW Navy Yard and Gangplank Marina from Sep 20th to Sep 27th. It is a very special treat to our DC residents from City of Baltimore to have chance to tour the boat. The above website has the details about the free touring hours. You also can find more information about the boat and her history. We can grab something to eat near the SW marina after the touring.
Pride of Baltimore II

Whether making harbor in a new port of call half way around the world or returning home to her berth in the Inner Harbor, Pride of Baltimore II grabs attention! Whether blasting off her shipboard cannons or skimming majestically over the waves with all sails aloft, Pride II makes a proud statement about her sponsors and her colorful maritime history. As the Goodwill Ambassador of the State of Maryland and the Port of Baltimore, Pride II represents the business, tourism, and educational interests of the state with unmistakable flair and panache.

Pride of Baltimore II was commissioned in 1988 as a sailing memorial to her immediate predecessor, the original Pride of Baltimore, which was tragically sunk by a white squall off Puerto Rico in 1986, taking her captain and three crew members down with her. Both ships were built in the Inner Harbor as reproductions of 1812-era topsail schooners, the type of vessels, called Baltimore Clippers, that helped America win the War of 1812 and finally secure its freedom.

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