The group that oversees the Pride of Baltimore II, a wooden tall ship that hosts educational programs and serves as an ambassador to the city, announced it is “at a financial crossroads” and will have to dock the vessel during sailing season unless $230,000 is raised by March.
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Baltimore’s most famous tall ship will embark on yet another ambitious nautical voyage this summer to celebrate its 40th anniversary, with stops in Charleston, Bermuda and Boston.
A tall ship from Brazil is coming to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor next week for a six-day visit that includes two days of free public tours.
Three more tall ships will visit Baltimore’s Inner Harbor starting Wednesday, when 950 sailors and ensigns from the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force arrive for a four-day stop, including public tours and a concert. It’s the only time tall ships will visit Baltimore in the month of July.
It’s been 40 years since a fleet of tall ships sailed into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to celebrate the nation’s Bicentennial – an event that predated Harborplace, drew thousands to the city’s waterfront and was largely credited with sparking the urban renaissance that followed.
This year it will happen again, as nearly a dozen historic vessels from around the world sail into Baltimore’s harbor and offer visitors a chance to tour the ships and learn about their history.
If a crowded voyage to the Inner Harbor during the Star Spangled Spectacular proved too perilous a journey, Sail Baltimore is offering a second chance to see some Tall Ships this weekend. Over the next week, a trio of international ships will be docked at Inner Harbor and Fells Point, and they will be open to the public for free tours.