Pride of Baltimore II Visits Havre de Grace
Pride of Baltimore II will visit Havre de Grace May 7-9. As America’s Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail Ambassador, the Pride of Baltimore II will sail into Havre de Grace on May 7 between 5-6 p.m. and will dock at Hutchins Park (100 Congress Avenue). Cannon salutes will announce the arrival. The public will be able to watch the crew take in sail, secure the ship to the dock and prepare it for its weekend stay. Numerous photo opportunities will be available during the three-day visit.
Throughout the weekend, the public is invited to take a close-up view of this replica War of 1812 privateer schooner and witness crewmembers at work. Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, the ship is unable to offer deck tours or day sails.
A new shoreside traveling exhibit and virtual programming, provided through a partnership between the National Park Service's Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail and Pride II, will encourage visitors to explore the history of the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake Bay area and highlight the nationally significant connection to the region. The shoreside displays will be open alongside the Pride II on May 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and May 9 from noon to 4 p.m.
"Coffee with the Captain," a virtual program featuring Captain Jan Miles with special guest Havre de Grace Mayor Bill Martin, will be streamed live on Facebook on May 8 at 9 a.m. on the Pride's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/prideII.
There will be additional programming highlighting the area’s rich War of 1812 history and when announced may be found on Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway's Facebook page @LowerSusquehannaHeritageGreenway or on the Pride II's event calendar at www.pride2.org/come-aboard. All Pride of Baltimore II activities in Havre de Grace May 7-9 are free of charge.