Student will get on-the-water history lesson

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The National Sailing Hall of Fame and Pride of Baltimore II in conjunction with the exhibition “Seas, Lake & Bay; The Naval War of 1812,” on display at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., will be providing an educational experience for area middle school students.

The students will tour the exhibition, tour the Naval Academy and sail on the Pride of Baltimore II for a unique under sail education program.

The exhibition features hundreds of objects from the Naval Academy Museum collection and 86 artifacts and pieces of art on loan from the collection of Mr. William I. Koch. The exhibition is made possible by Mr. Koch, whose generous support and loan of his inspired collection of historic maritime paintings and artifacts provide a glimpse into life on the seas during the War of 1812.

Pride of Baltimore II will board students for experiential education for the first time in the 25-year history of the schooner. The development and first year of program implementation is aided by a matching grant from the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission.

The program begins April 10 through May 15 and from Oct. 15-30 at the National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame at Annapolis City Dock.

For information, contact Lee Tawney at (410) 295-3022 or lee.tawney@nshof.org

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