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post #4 of Old 03-07-2007
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Great looking ship!

It's great to add another tall ship to the world's inventory, especially one based on the east coast. We are very lucky in the Chesapeake area with the Virginia, Pride of Baltimore II, the Lady Maryland and the Kalmer Nyckel. Also good to read the name Peter Boudreau since he has played a role in many of the boats just named. I look forward to the Spirit of South Carolina paying the bay a visit.

Also interesting from the website is that the Spirit will be fully certified by the Coast Guard. These outfits have learned a lot the hard way since the sinking of the first Pride of Baltimore, which was origially designed as a dockside attraction and wasn't intended for the high seas. But off to sea she went, with much success at first. But she was too authentic to the original designs of the Baltimore Clippers with wide open decks below, and too few water tight bulkheads. That contributed to her sinking off Puerto Rico of course. The Pride II is Coast Guard certified and was designed for the high seas.

Anyway, thanks for the link!

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