As I was finishing up some filming today for the Mackinac Race, at the end of Navy Pier, Samson and I passed a beautiful ship that we had to explore.
Dave Castle was kind enough to talk with me about the history of the ship, its background and how people can get involved. Being a guest crew member seems to be a wonderful way to “get away” on the open water. I may have to add that to the list.
From the website:
Maryland’s PRIDE is a reproduction of an 1812-era Baltimore Clipper privateer. She is Maryland’s working symbol of the great natural resources and spectacular beauty of the Chesapeake Bay region. Her mission is threefold:
- to promote Maryland trade and tourism
- to represent the goodwill of all Maryland’s citizens
- to provide a unique education platform via onboard programs and the Internet for American history and maritime sciences.
The Pride of Baltimore II is owned by the state of Maryland and is run by Pride of Baltimore, Inc., a non-profit.