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03-08-2007 08:00 PM
Here's another link

Yea I'ved lived in Charleston about 3 years, it's a great place for sailing. Basically untie the lines, motor out of the marina and you're sailing! The maritime festival this year is starting May 17, and it's going to be a good one. I was told we are expecting upwards of 16 or more tallships. I think about 5 have (officially) committed so far. It's free, if any one is near by. The Charleston to Bermuda race also starts during this time, we leave May 18th, wish me luck!
03-08-2007 03:17 PM
TrueBlue No just get drunk there sometimes. I'm from RI - Narragansett Bay & points south.
03-08-2007 03:16 PM
dogsailors hey I used to crew on the schoner western union. Are you from key west?
03-08-2007 03:13 PM
TrueBlue dogsailors,
I too was drunk at Schooners Wharf just after taking this photo . . .

03-08-2007 03:08 PM
dogsailors there was the tall ship race in key west the weekend before last luckily I was able to be drunk at the schooner warf that lovely sunday. I also had the privlage of seeing the schooner spirit at different stages of completion. I live in charlston and was helping build a wooden cat.
03-07-2007 10:16 PM
SailorMitch Several times I've been able to be out in the Patapsco River below Baltimore when tall ships have been leaving port. Several often visit in Baltimore when there's a tall ship gathering in NY or some other place. Have also been on the water for the parade of sail for the Great Schooner Race held here every Oct. That also is fun. Dawg, no doubt we haven't had as many at one time as you had, but it really is a thrill to be that close to them on the water.
03-07-2007 07:47 PM
sailingdog One of the best days I've ever had on the water was the day, back in 1992, when another photog and I chartered a 40' lobster boat, and chased tall ships all over boston harbor and mass bay... 15+ hours out that day... and totally brain-fried at the end of it... but the photos rock.
03-07-2007 07:38 PM
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!
03-07-2007 07:31 PM
sailingdog The slip fees for her must be a bear...
03-07-2007 07:21 PM
tdw Lucky kids. Very nice piece of kit by the look of her. Very nice indeed.
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