PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II
LOA: 96' on deck, 157' sparred length
Class/Type: Topsail Schooner
G. Peter Boudreau
Launch Date: April 30, 1988
Captains: Jan Miles, Jamie Trost
PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II was commissioned in 1988 as a sailing memorial to her immediate predecessor, the original Pride of Baltimore, which was tragically sunk by a white squall off Puerto Rico in 1986, taking her captain and three crew members down with her. Both ships were built in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore as reproductions of 1812-era topsail schooners, the type of vessels, called Baltimore Clippers, that helped America win the War of 1812 and finally secure its freedom.
As the Goodwill Ambassador of the State of Maryland and the Port of Baltimore, Pride II represents the business, tourism, and educational interests of the state with unmistakable flair and panache.
Currently the PRIDE II is actively partnered with NSHOF to educate young people about the War of 1812 and US maritime history, offer unique sailing and educational opportunities to Wounded Warriors and the general public.