Tag Archives: Portsmouth

Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race 2013

The Parade of Sail in the 2013 Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race starts in a few minutes from Canton, MD in Baltimore harbor.  The race begins tomorrow at 1330 just south of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge near Annapolis and ends 127 nautical miles … Continue reading

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Historic Spitbank Fort Reborn as Luxury Hotel

The Spitbank Fort is a sea fort constructed in 1878 in the Solent near Portsmouth, England.  Now the 162 feet in diameter sea-granite fortification which once hosted 12-inch breechloading guns, reopened last year a luxury spa hotel and retreat. Spitbank Fort … Continue reading

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Final Block for Aircraft Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth Leaves Portsmouth

Remember when ships were built from the keel up and launched by sliding down the building ways into the water with a satisfying splash?  OK, maybe I am showing my age. These days ships are built like LEGOs, massive LEGOs, … Continue reading

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Tug Benjamin Bailey Rolls on Piscataqua River, Two Escape

On Wednesday afternoon, the tug Benjamin Bailey rolled and suddenly capsized in the currents of the Piscataqua River. Fortunately the two crew men aboard managed to escape from the sudden capsize. The tug is owned by Ken Anderson of Riverside … Continue reading

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The Gundalow Piscataqua Splashes into the Piscataqua River

For over 200 years, gundalows – sail and oar powered cargo barges – moved on the winds and tides of the rivers and estuaries along the New England coast.  Yesterday, the brand new gundalow, Piscataqua, splashed into the the Piscataqua River … Continue reading

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Restoration work for HMS Victory

Earlier this month we posted about a report which features dire warnings about the condition of HMS Victory.     Thanks to David Hayes for passing along  an update on the restoration work planned for the old ship. Restoration work for HMS … Continue reading

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21st Annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race

Around Fells Point and Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will be a glorious place for any schooner lover to be this evening.   There will be a parade of sail of the over forty schooners who are participating the 21st Annual Great Chesapeake Bay … Continue reading

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HMS Bounty and Privateer Lynx in Portsmouth, NH

HMS Bounty and the Privateer Lynx will be in Portsmouth, NH for the annual Tall Ships Portsmouth Festival on Memorial Day weekend from May 29-31. It sounds like a great event.  The local paper reports all the details, which is all well … Continue reading

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