Tall Ship Invasion

Sometimes referred to as a second war of independence, the War of 1812 was a two and a half year conflict between the United States and Great Britain. Key victories in the Mid-Atlantic region prevented the British from taking Baltimore, after gaining control of an abandoned Washington, D.C.

Commemorating this victory, tall ships sailed into Solomons Island for celebrations and battle reenactments. Four ships took part in this celebration in Calvert County; the Pride of Baltimore, the Kalmar Nyckel, the Sultana, and the Dove.

Pride Bow

Pride Bow

Kalmar Nyckel

Kalmar Nyckel from deck of Pride of Baltimore

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