Participating Tall Ships

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Tall Ship Description Public Sail Price

The KALMAR NYCKEL is a re-creation of the first colonial Swedish
settlement ship to arrive in America. Launched in the Fall of 1997 this
ornately carved 17th century reproduction ship sails seasonally visiting
ports from the Mid-Atlantic through New England while carrying out her
mission of goodwill and providing educational opportunities for school

$60 per person

VIRGINIA is a reproduction of the last all sail vessel built for the Virginia Pilot Association. The original ship sailed for the pilots from 1917-1926, training apprentice pilots in seamanship and navigation. The reproduction, built in Norfolk between 2002-2004, is also used as an educational platform. Her programs include courses in maritime history, marine science, maritime literature, and team-building for both students and adults. The ship has sailed as far south as Trinidad, east to Bermuda, north to Prince Edward Island, and all along the Atlantic Coast of the United States.

$50 per person

The square topsail schooner LYNX has been designed and built to
interpret the general configuration and operation of a privateer
schooner from the War of 1812. Lynx sails as a living history museum and
as a floating classroom for the study of historical environmental and
ecological issues.

$45 per person
PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II was commissioned in 1988 two years after the original PRIDE OF BALTIMORE fell victim to a violent squall and was lost along with her captain and three crew members. Modeled after the famous Baltimore clippers, PRIDE II sails the globe as Maryland’s goodwill ambassador.

There are also loads of events shore-side during Downrigging, including concerts, lectures, exhibits, Dock-Dogs, and more. Make a weekend of it! See the Downrigging section of our website for details.

Please Note: The cancellation/refund policy for Downrigging Weekend is
different from a traditional Sultana Public Sail. Please note the cancellation
policy when you complete your purchase.

$50 per person

Living Classroom’s Schooner and flagship LADY MARYLAND is a full scale
reproduction of a traditional 19th century Chesapeake Bay cargo schooner
called a pungy. LADY MARYLAND is part of a fleet of vessels used by
Living Classroom Foundation that teach students about the history and
environment of the Chesapeake.

$35 per person

SULTANA is a reproduction of 1768 namesake used by the British Royal
Navy to enforce the notorious tea taxes in the years preceding the
American Revolution. Built in Chestertown and launched in 2001, the new
SULTANA’s mission is to educate students of all ages about the history
and ecology of the Chesapeake Bay.

$40 per person

The 1901, 72-foot oyster-dredging skipjack ELSWORTH is one of a handful
of skipjacks remaining on the Chesapeake Bay. The ELSWORTH is currently used to provide live-aboard educational programs in environmental science and Chesapeake history

$25 per person

SIGSBEE is a 1901 Chesapeake Bay skipjack originally used to dredge
oysters and haul cargo on the Bay. Today, SIGSBEE sails the Chesapeake
teaching students about the ecology, history, and economic importance of
her local waters.

$ 25

A 1951 Alden 57 ketch, HOWARD BLACKBURN was built from timber salvaged from the bottom of the Panama Cannel.  The schooner is based in Baltimore and captained by Marc Rosener, who also built the original sailing rig for the schooner SULTANA.  This vessel is limited to 6 passengers during Downrigging Weekend, and interested parties must book the entire boat to sail.

$400 (included all six tickets available for each sail)