Thursday, October 14, 2010

Parade of Sail in Baltimore Maryland's Inner Harbor

I was aboard the Mystic Whaler this year for the Parade of Sail to get a different perspective and a few shots of the Spirit of Independence. The boats pulled out into the harbor around 4 pm and maneuvered into parade position of AA, A, B, and C classes, with last year's place finishers up front, more or less. It was a crowded harbor and with the bright sun angling low on the October sky the lighting was near perfect. Throughout the parade many of the boats fired upon one another with friendly reports that echoed around the harbor.
Here is a collection of pictures that I shot during the 2010 Parade of Sails at Baltimore's inner harbor. 

Schooner "Spirit of Independence" and "Lynx" Photo by Allen B. Graves

Schooner "Spirit of Independence".  Photo of Allen B. Graves

Schooners in the 2010 Parade of Sail. Photo by Allen B. Graves

Schooner "Lady Maryland" with the "Spirit of Independence" and other schooners in the background. Photo by Allen B. Graves

Schooner "Sultana". Photo by Allen B. Graves

Schooner "Rusamee. Photo by Allen B. Graves

The American sail flies above a schooner. Photo by Jim Dyson

Stern board of the Privateer "Lynx". Photo by Allen B. Graves

 A schooner sails by the Lightship "Chesapeake" at Baltimore's inner harbor. Photo by Allen B. Graves

Privateer "Lynx" under sail. Photo by Allen B. Graves
If you would like to live vicariously, sail the race and follow the schooners electronically, just follow this link. Fair winds to all competitors and may you all have a great sail.  This feature is brought to you by the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race!

1 comment:

  1. fyi all the shots of the topsail schooner with the yellow band on her topsides should be labeled Pride of Baltimore II, not Lynx, which has a white band. Great photos!