BNHA Pride of Baltimore II
Chesapeake Bay Gateway
Upholding Independence: Baltimore and the War of 1812
Charles Street Byway
Points of Interest
As the world’s only authentic sailing reproduction of an early 19th-century Baltimore clipper, The Pride of Baltimore II is more than just a spectacular ship. The ship directly reflects the shape and spirit of the original Baltimore clipper privateers, whose severe impact on British shipping during the War of 1812 led to the attack on Baltimore, the bombardment of Fort McHenry, and the creation of our National Anthem.
The Pride of Baltimore II was commissioned in 1988 to replace the original The Pride of Baltimore, which tragically sank in 1986 with a loss of all on board during a massive storm in the Bermuda Triangle. Pride II’s mission is to promote Maryland trade and tourism, to represent the goodwill of all Marylanders, and to provide a unique educational platform for the teaching of American history and maritime sciences. While the public does not have open access to the Pride II, day sails and overnight sails are available when the ship is not visiting foreign ports.