Thank you for supporting Pride of Baltimore!

Pride of Baltimore II is a reconstruction of an early 19th-century Baltimore Clipper. These sleek, fast, and maneuverable vessels became famous as privateers during the War of 1812. Their success in capturing British merchant ships provoked the Royal Navy’s attack on Baltimore in 1814. When Francis Scott Key saw the American flag still flying after the all-night bombardment of Fort McHenry, he was inspired to pen the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

No longer owned by the state, Pride Inc. relies on membership fees, grants, and individual philanthropy to bridge the gap in funding each year.

For nearly four decades, Pride of Baltimore and Pride of Baltimore II have represented the people of Baltimore, spreading a positive message and extending the hand of friendship throughout the world. Since her commissioning in 1988, Pride II has traveled more than 250,000 nautical miles and visited 40 countries in 200 ports. Pride II has become one of the most well-known U.S. sailing vessels in the world, capturing the imagination of millions of people. Read more about our story here.

We thank you for your support as we continue sailing into the 21st century!


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