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VIDEO: Downtime duties

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All boats need periodic repairs, and the wooden tall ship Pride of Baltimore II is no exception. The offseason provides an ideal time for ship inspections and preventive maintenance. Among the repairs this season was the replacement of planks on the starboard side, aft quarter of the ship.

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The ship was built as a memorial to the original Pride, which was the first Baltimore Clipper to be built in 150 years and the first tall ship to represent a city and a state. The ship sank in 1986, and the captain and three crewmembers were lost at sea.

Pride of Baltimore IIcontinues the mission of promoting maritime education, economic development and tourism and seeks to represent the people of Maryland throughout the world.