Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

Pride of Baltimore II Pride of Baltimore II was commissioned in 1988 as a sailing memorial to her immediate predecessor, the original Pride of Baltimore, which was tragically sunk by a white squall off Puerto Rico in 1986, taking her captain and three crew members down with her. Both ships were built in the Inner Harbor as reproductions of 1812-era topsail schooners, the type of vessels, called Baltimore Clippers, that helped America win the War of 1812 and finally secure its freedom.

The USS Constellation one of our nations first great war ships. A triple-masted sloop-of-war launched in 1854, the Constellation is the last Civil War-era vessel afloat.

The National Aquarium

The last ship of the attack of Pearl harbor. This cutter notable as the last ship floating that fought in the attack on Pearl Harbor, although she was actually moored in nearby Honolulu Harbor not Pearl Harbor itself.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

An extended stay in the Washington DC and the Baltimore area left with a few extra hours of free time so I headed off to Baltimore’s inner harbor before catching a flight back to Huntsville.. Baltimore inner harbor is an exciting place with historic ships to explore and a beautiful walk along the harbor walk.

The inner harbor has been one of the major seaports in the United States since the 1700s and started blossoming into the cultural center of Baltimore in the 1970s.

Full of wonderful dinning areas; galleries; cruises; museums; National aquarium; and just a fun place to visit.

The National Aquarium houses sharks, dolphins, rays and tropical fish among the more than 16,000 creatures in naturalistic exhibits, including a walk-through rain forest, an exciting live-action dolphin show and a new Australian exhibit.

I hope to return when I have time to really explore and investigate this wonderful harbor.

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