Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Parade of Sail

The Star Spangled Sailabration came to an end yesterday with a Parade of Sail as the navy warships and tall ships left Baltimore. Once again, people were out in force to experience the spectacle.
It was difficult to truly capture the number of people that came out to watch.
A friend and I sat at the end of my marina to watch. I was amazed at the number of boats still in Baltimore - both anchored and sailing in and out of the city. Was this really a Tuesday? The boat traffic looked more like a busy weekeend.

I was able to snap a picture of one of the gray hulls:
HMCS Iroquois, Canada
The tall ships were the main attraction. They sailed out of the Inner Harbor, through Fell's Point, past Canton, and made a final turn past Fort McHenry. I tried to get pictures without other boats in the frame but it wasn't always possible:
Pride of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
Lady Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Sigsbee, Talbot County, MD
Cuauhtemoc, Mexico
Witchcraft, Pasadena, MD
Cisne Branco, Brazil
Lynx, Newport Beach, Ca
Dewaruci, Indonesia
Wolf, Key West, FL
Gloria, Colombia
Sultana, Chestertown, MD
  Goodbye tall ships. Hope to see you in Baltimore again sometime soon.

1 comment:

  1. Wow....these ships are incredible. Great shots!