Friday, August 05, 2011

Pride of Baltimore II


For the second summer in a row, Three Tall Ships arrived in Duluth, Minnesota and stayed for three days to the delight of residents and tourists alike. The Pride of Baltimore II (Length: 157) was commissioned in 1958 in memory of the original Pride of Baltimore which sank in bad weather off Puerto Rico.  The current Pride was built as a reproduction of an 1812 era topsail schooner, often referred to as Baltimore Clippers.  The clipper ships made a great contribution to the US side in the War of 1812.

Sailing on one of these would be a real trip!

10 comments:

  1. As an Englishman can I first say sorry about the war, it probably seemed like a good idea at the time.
    I think she would be the Pride of Baltimore, even without that name, a beautiful sight.

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  2. I think it's brilliant that they make reproductions of these wonderful tall ships Kate, would be so sad to only have pictures to show how fantastic they were.

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  3. This is your best shot yet of these ships. Frame it and hang it! You can do that over the weekend. :-)

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  4. I agree... best of the lot.

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  5. What a gorgeous ship and how fortunate you were to have several days of viewing of these incredible sailing vessels. They have all been quite postcard worthy!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  6. What a beauty! I love those old sailing ships. But must be a lot of work! :)

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  7. When the tall ships were in Toronto last year, I visited all three days - could not get enough of them! I even followed them to see them going through the canal to Lake Erie.

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  8. Wow! That is glorious. What a perfect shot!

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