The "Pride of Baltimore" will make its grand arrival at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2011, and will stay overnight until Sunday, August 27, 2011 in Amherstburg.
The 157-ft "Pride of Baltimore II" is a reproduction of an 1812-era Baltimore-built topsail schooner privateer. The original "Pride", Chasseur, defended America's freedom during the War of 1812 by serving as an offensive weapon of war and blockade-runner, capturing or sinking 35 British vessels. The British attacked Baltimore in 1814 in an attempt to destroy the Fells Point shipyards where privateer ships were built. During the September 13, 1814 Battle of Baltimore, Francis Scott Key wrote the words that became the United States national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner”.
Amherstburg welcomes the "Pride II" as part of the celebration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.
Complimentary tour times are as follows at Duffy’s dockside -
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Dockside Deck Tours: 2 p.m. to 7:00 pm
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Dockside Deck Tours 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
You can go to the website http://www.1812amherstburg.com