The Maryland Dove arrives at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor today

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The 10-day tall ship visit includes free public tours starting tomorrow.

The Dove is a replica of a late 17th century English trading ship that made the first expedition from England to the province of Maryland. Built over a 15-month period by Maryland resident James Richardson, it was launched in 1978 by former Governor Harry Hughes for the 350th anniversary of Maryland’s settlement.

According to Sail Baltimore, the organization that brings tall ships to the city, free public tour hours will be as follows: Saturday, August 20, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, August 21, 10 a.m.  to 5 p.m.; Monday, August 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p. m.; Tuesday, August 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, August 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, August 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, August 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, August 27, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. andSunday, August 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Dove will leave Baltimore on August 29. Visiting hours are subject to change. The latest information is available at

Ed Gunts

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