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Pride of Baltimore II returns to port after four-month, 8,000-mile voyage to Great Lakes

Pride of Baltimore II returns to port after four-month, 8,000-mile voyage to Great Lakes

With its cannons blasting and sails and flags unfurled, the Pride of Baltimore II returned to port Thursday after a four-month, 8,000-mile voyage — during which the crew welcomed thousands of visitors aboard and won a series of races in the Great Lakes.

The 3,000-mile route along the East Coast, around Nova Scotia, into the St. Lawrence Seaway and through the Great Lakes is roughly the same distance as Baltimore to Ireland, said Capt.Jan Miles, who also sailed the original Pride of Baltimore across the Atlantic Ocean in 1985.

"It's a substantial voyage," Miles said. "It's a lot of work, but once we were in the lakes, the ship visited a different port every...

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