Free Tall Ship Deck Tours Wednesday in Yorktown

October 27th, 2009 by WYDaily Staff

 

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The Pride of Baltimore: See it through Thursday in Yorktown.

Maritime history enthusiasts and those just impressed by tall ships will be able to take a good look at one through Thursday morning.

The Pride of Baltimore II, The Tall Ship of Maryland, docked at the Riverwalk Landing piers, located on Water Street in Historic Yorktown Tuesday afternoon. The ship will be in port through Thursday morning, Oct. 22.

While in Yorktown, the ship will offer free public deck tours today, Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Pride of Baltimore II just competed in the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race, which is run annually from Baltimore, Maryland to Portsmouth, Virginia.

The Pride of Baltimore II is a reproduction of an 1812-era Baltimore Clipper privateer. She is Maryland’s working symbol of the great natural resources and spectacular beauty of the Chesapeake Bay region, and a reminder of America’s rich maritime heritage.

The Pride of Baltimore II’s mission is to educate the public on Maryland’s maritime history, tradition and commerce opportunities. As the world’s most traveled historic tall ship, Pride of Baltimore II promotes historical education regarding Baltimore Clippers, naval innovation, the War of 1812, and the penning of “The Star-Spangled Banner.

The Pride of Baltimore II is operated by the private, non-profit organization, Pride of Baltimore, Inc.

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