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Tall Ship Comes to Ontario

Monday, August 15th, 2011

If Tall Ships are your thing and you have plans to be in Amherstburg at the end of August, here is a sight for you to see.

Tall Ship “Pride of Baltimore II” scheduled to arrive in Amherstburg

The Pride of Baltimore will make its grand arrival at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2011 and stay overnight until Sunday, August 27, 2011.

 The 157-ft Pride of Baltimore II is a reproduction of an 1812-era Baltimore-built topsail schooner privateer.  The original “Pride”, Chasseur, defended America’s freedom during the War of 1812 by serving as an offensive weapon of war and blockade-runner, capturing or sinking 35 British vessels. The British attacked Baltimore in 1814 in an attempt to destroy the Fells Point shipyards where privateer ships were built. Amherstburg welcomes the Pride II as part of the celebration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.

Complimentary tour times are as follows at Duffy’s dockside

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Dockside Deck Tours:  2 p.m.  to 7:00 pm

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Dockside Deck Tours 11:00 am to 7:00  pm

 Please send this to anyone who loves Tall Ships!

Anne M. Rota
Manager of Culture and Tourism
War of 1812 Community