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New pirate boat attraction among changes coming to Baltimore's Inner Harbor

New pirate boat attraction among changes coming to Baltimore's Inner Harbor

A fleet of small pirate-themed boats will be coming to the Inner Harbor this summer, one of a number of changes in store for Baltimore's waterfront.

The city's spending board approved a five-year contract Wednesday with the Living Classrooms Foundation to repair a dilapidated dock between the World Trade Center and the National Aquarium and operate the new attraction there.

The nonprofit will spend about $300,000 to replace the dock and purchase a dozen four-seat electric boats for the public to rent, said Chris Rowsom, Living Classrooms vice president. The boats, equipped with faux cannons, crow's nests and pirate flags, and will be docked near the 30 Chessie Dragon paddle...

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