Tag: sailabration

Maybe This Potential War of 1812 Trail in Dundalk Will Help Me Finally Learn Something About the War of 1812


My mother and stepfather recently traded their digital cable for an antenna that gets 20-some-odd channels, which is why when my family and I recently made the trek to Northern New York for a reunion we found ourselves watching Canadian coverage of the Olympics. (I know this is a slow burn; bear with me.) A spot came on during the commercial break showing some tall ships, marching soldiers in vintage uniforms, a horse snorting, a woman running. A voice: “200 years ago, the United States invaded our territory… but we defended our land. We stood side by side… and won the fight for Canada.”

It’s the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore – Pictures from the “Sailabration”


Baltimore is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore this weekend. From the 13th to the 19th, the city will see more than 40 tall ships and naval vessels in her harbor.  There’s going to be fireworks, free tours, an original composition, “The Overture for 2012” by Philip Glass, and an air show from the Blue Angels. Check below for some scenes of the Sailabration at the Inner Harbor.

Pigtown Design: Star-Spangled Sailabration


This weekend, Baltimore begins two years of celebrations in conjunction with the 200th anniversary of the War of 1814, which actually ended in 1814 with the Battle of Baltimore, when “The Star-Spangled Banner” was written.


There are dozens of tall ships in and around Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.