Pride of Baltimore II

The "Pride of Baltimore II" is a recreation of a larger typical Baltimore Clipper of the early 19th century.  These vessels were developed to be fast and maneouverable in order to outrun and outsail adversaries.  Evolved from very successful coasting schooners, these schooners, many being topsail schooners like the POB II, bedeviled British blockaders during the War of 1812.  Unfortunately, these schooners were also found to be very useful to the slave trade for the same attributes which made them an important part of the defeat of the British, and an important part of the legitimate seagoing trade of this country during the early and mid 1800s.  POB II is now operating as a sail-training and ambassadorial ship for the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland.

Drawings by Iver C. Franzen,  © by ICF, TCG, POB II Foundation, and International Marine.

Contact Information:

Iver C. Franzen, NA
P.O. Box 4044
409 Washington Street
Annapolis, MD  21403
Ph:  (410) 268-2105
Fax:  (410) 267-7809

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