Tag Archives: Pride of Baltimore

Friday Evening at the Sultana Downrigging Weekend, Chestertown, MD

A beautiful Friday evening at the Sultana Downrigging Weekend in Chestertown, MD. The schooner Sultana, launched in Chestertown, Maryland, in 2001, serves as an educational vessel for schoolchildren as it travels around the Chesapeake Bay. Now in its fifteenth year, … Continue reading

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Schooner Sultana – Downrigging Weekend before the Storm

The annual Sultana Projects Downrigging Weekend, now in its twelfth year, is one of the largest annual tall ship and wooden boat festivals on the East Coast.  The Downrigging Weekend is described as “a celebration of maritime culture, wooden boats, and everything else that makes the Chesapeake … Continue reading

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Thomas Boyle, the Chasseur and the Blockade of Britain

Today in 1775 in Marblehead, Massachusetts, Thomas Boyle was born.  Going to sea at age 10, he would become one of the most successful and most famous privateering captains in the War of 1812.  After several successful cruises as captain of the sharp-built “Baltimore clipper” Comet, Boyle … Continue reading

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