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Pride of Baltimore II
Pride of Baltimore II was hoisted aloft and launched from her Inner Harbor birthplace on April 30, 1988. After being fitted out and rigged, she was commissioned on October 23, 1988, at Brown’s Wharf in Fells Point, just blocks from the shipyard where Chasseur, the original “Pride of Baltimore,” had been built in 1812. Since her commissioning, Pride II has sailed over 250,000 nautical miles and visited more than 200 ports in 40 countries in North, South, and Central America; Europe; and Asia. Each season the vessel visits dozens of ports of call, and welcomes aboard over 100,000 people for private charters, special events, dockside receptions, youth programs, and day sails.
Your chance to sail on Pride II!
Don't miss a chance aboard Pride II. FREE deck tours from 11 am - 1 pm and 5 pm - 7 pm.
Hop aboard Pride II for a sail around the Bay! - Tickets can be purchased HERE.
The Schooner "Lion" of Baltimore!
Lion of Baltimore is a fully functional, one-quarter scale sailing model of a Chesapeake Bay privateer schooner. Lion is 21.5 feet on deck and 34 feet sparred. The boat is owned by a non-profit living history group, Ship's Company and is maintained by volunteers. Lion connects multiple generations of visitors with Fells Point's maritime heritage and shipbuilding history.
In peacetime, schooners delivered perishable cargoes throughout the Bay and coastal areas and were sometimes rigged as brigs to make transatlantic deliveries. During the War of 1812, government sanctioned privateer voyages utilizing Baltimore schooners played a role in shortening the war. Tremendous Press coverage led to Baltimore being regarded as a nest of pirates, so to speak. The Thomas Kemp Shipyard in Fells Point produced a number of well documented schooners that made history including ROLLA, ROSSIE, COMET, and CHASSUER. In 1814, "The LION" of Baltimore was burned in Bodkin's Creek by a cutting out expedition of boats from HMS MENELAUS.
Check out living history aboard the schooner "Panther!"
Panther was one of 4 sister ships built for the German Navy between 1930 and 1933 as sail training vessels. With her rig and hull shape very similar to vessels constructed and used by both privateers and pirates, Panther makes for an ideal dockside learning venue.
While in Baltimore at dockside, the crew will engage the public on the pier with topics that will range from period weapons and their use, communication on and between ships, navigation, crew duties, responsibilities and discipline, medical services onboard and roles that women filled on shipboard during the 17,18&19th centuries.
Our crew are all volunteers and serve as their schedules allow. They come from many states and assist the Ship in a wide range of duties depending on their personal interests and areas of expertise. If you were to be interested to ship with Panther, please do not be shy, stop and chat with us!