Alright my fellow Marylanders… who wants a free tour of Pride of Baltimore II? That’s right, Pride of Baltimore II, America’s Star-Spangled ambassador, will be open to the public as part of a Maryland Day celebration on Friday, March 25 at 11:30 AM at City Dock in Annapolis. According to a recent press release, Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford will join local elected officials, the Fort McHenry Fife and Drum Corps, and Fort Rangers to mark the occasion. Maryland Day commemorates the landing of the first European settlers in this State.
Deck tours of the tall ship are open to the public and will begin immediately following the program and continue through 4 PM.
For over 25 years, the Pride of Baltimore II has worked to promote historical maritime education, foster economic development and tourism, and represent the people of Maryland in ports throughout the world.
WHAT: Maryland Day Celebration
WHO: The Honorable Boyd Rutherford, Lt. Governor
Council Member Derek Fink, president of Anne Arundel County Council
Rick Scott, executive director, Pride of Baltimore, Inc.
Ranger Tim Ertel, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
Fort McHenry Fife and Drum Corps
Representatives from the National Park Service
WHEN: Friday, March 25 at 11:30 a.m. Deck tours follow the program through 4 p.m.
WHERE: Annapolis City Dock
WHY: To commemorate Maryland Day and to announce a special partnership between Pride II and the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail