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Pride of Baltimore

 
 
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By F. Robby, June 30, 2009
1. Pride of Baltimore Marker
Inscription. On May 14, 1986, the Pride of Baltimore, her captain, and three members of her crew were lost at sea.

The Pride now rests at the end of a goodwill journey that covered 150,000 miles and touched 125 cities around the world.

Yet her precious cargo - the spirit of the people who sent her forth and of those who received her - will never be lost.

[inner table 1] Pride of Baltimore - Lost at Sea - May 14, 1986. Captain Armin Elsaesser, III. Nina Schack. Barry Duckworth. Vincent Lazzaro.

[inner tablet 2] "I saw here sails were billowing. Her flags were waving. She turned slowly and headed to ports unknown. If you look real hard right now you can see her rounding the bend, sails filled, here cannon firing a final salute. Let the Pride sail on. Sail on in our memory... let the Pride sail on till the sunset of our memories." - William Donald Shaefer, Mayor, City of Baltimore, June 1, 1986.

[inner tablet 3] "What lies ahead is unknown - a source of mystery and apprehension. Perhaps the allure of saving life - always moving, always changing, always wondering what the next passage will be like and what we will discover at the other end.

"This time our destination is home - the Chesapeake Bay and Baltimore. It is always a relief for the captain, and I suspect the ship,
Pride of Baltimore Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 30, 2009
2. Pride of Baltimore Marker
Engraving of the Pride above the text.
to have our lines ashore and fast where Pride is safest - the finger piers at the Inner Harbor." - Captain Armin E. Elsaesser, III, Pride's Log, May 7, 1986.
 
Location. 39° 16.891′ N, 76° 36.5′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Key Highway 0.2 miles east of Light Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Federal Hill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel George Armistead (about 400 feet away); Major General Samuel Smith (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Federal Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grand Army of the Republic (approx. 0.2 miles away); Living Classrooms Foundation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seven-Foot Knoll Lighthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Great Baltimore Fire (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Also see . . .  Official Page of the Pride of Baltimore. (Submitted on July 3, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable EventsPeaceWaterways & Vessels
 
Inner Tablet 1 image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 30, 2009
3. Inner Tablet 1
West side.
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By F. Robby, June 30, 2009
4. Inner Tablet 2
Northeast side.
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By F. Robby, June 30, 2009
5. Inner Tablet 3
Southeast side.
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By F. Robby, June 30, 2009
6. Pride of Baltimore Marker
View of monument from the harbor side. Federal Hill is in the background.
Pride of Baltimore Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 30, 2009
7. Pride of Baltimore Marker
View from Federal Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,877 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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