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|Brief Description:||Pride of Baltimore II is one of only two mobile Chesapeake Bay Gateways. It is a sailing reproduction of an 1812-era privateer or "Baltimore Clipper," the kind of vessel that precipitated the Chesapeake Campaign during the War of 1812. The Pride of Baltimore II was commissioned in 1988 as a goodwill ambassador for Baltimore and Maryland.
Since her commissioning, Pride II has sailed over 200,000 nautical miles, and has visited over 200 ports in 37 countries in North, South, and Central America, Europe, and the Far East. In 1998 she embarked on her first voyage to Asia, making port calls in China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan. With her sharply raked masts, her abundance of sail, and her sleek profile, Pride of Baltimore II captures the imagination and conveys the history of the Chesapeake Bay to people around the region, the nation and the world.
|Location / Directions:||
The ship is based out of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. For the location of the ship on any date, call, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or consult the Pride of Baltimore web site.
|Address:||Pride of Baltimore II |
401 E. Pratt St., Suite 222
Baltimore, MD 21202
|Visitor Phone:||(410) 539-1151|
Pride II holds free open houses for the public in all ports of call she visits. During open houses, a 17 minute video is shown on the role of privateers in the War of 1812. Crew members also informally interact with visitors telling the Chesapeake Bay story. Pride II is also licensed to carry six passengers, or "guest crew," on overnight passages between ports. For information about these opportunities to get to know the Pride, visit the ship’s web site.
Pride II also implements an intense education program. While touring in the Bay, she conducts free, one-hour, hands-on School Tours of the ship. Students learn about the role of privateers in the War of 1812 and other highlights of the maritime history of the Bay. They also learn about life aboard a tall ship by rotating among four learning stations. In addition to the School Tour program, Pride, Inc. develops curricula that are delivered to students via the Internet based on the voyages of the ship to different parts of the world. These curricula can be accessed through the Pride's web site.
|Operating Hours:||Dates and hours of port calls, open houses, school tours, charters, and corporate receptions vary from port to port. For a detailed list of events, call or email the Pride, Inc. office, or visit the Pride's website for availability.|
|Fees:||All events and access to the ship are free to the public. In certain cases, the host organization may charge an admission fee to the site when the ship is moored. The ship is available for charter for sails and dockside receptions by corporate and governmental organizations. Call the Pride, Inc. office for rates and availability.|
|Visitor Facilities:||Pride II is the home of 12 crew members and up to 6 passengers for overnight and blue water passages. Facilities include berths for 18, three heads with showers, a fully equipped galley, and a large saloon. During chartered sails and receptions, caterers have access to certain facilities below deck. During public open houses, toilet facilities are provided by the host organization in dockside accommodations.|
|Accessibility:||As a replica 1812-era privateer topsail schooner, Pride of Baltimore II is not handicapped accessible. Access to the main deck is through a gradually sloping 10 foot gangway from the dock that requires two steps down from the railcap to the deck. Access to the lower deck is through a 10 step companionway (ladder).|