Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: R-9-19    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 2/19/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/11/2019 Final action:
Title: Pride of Baltimore II - Docking Fee Waiver - For the purpose of waiving the fees for docking the Pride of Baltimore II at the Annapolis City Dock on March 25, 2019, and March 29-April 1, 2019, in celebration of "Maryland Day."
Sponsors: Gavin Buckley
Attachments: 1. R-9-19 Pride of Baltimore II - Docking Fee Waiver.pdf, 2. R-9-19 Staff Report and Fiscal Impact.pdf
Title
Pride of Baltimore II - Docking Fee Waiver - For the purpose of waiving the fees for docking the Pride of Baltimore II at the Annapolis City Dock on March 25, 2019, and March 29-April 1, 2019, in celebration of "Maryland Day."
Body
CITY COUNCIL OF THE
City of Annapolis

Resolution 9-19

Introduced by: Mayor Buckley


A RESOLUTION concerning

Pride of Baltimore II - Docking Fee Waiver

FOR the purpose of waiving the fees for docking the Pride of Baltimore II at the Annapolis City Dock on March 25, 2019, and March 29-April 1, 2019, in celebration of "Maryland Day."

WHEREAS, in 1975, the City of Baltimore adopted a proposal for the construction of a replica sailing vessel as the centerpiece of its Inner Harbor revitalization efforts, and an iconic clipper ship was chosen because of the pivotal role Baltimore privateer vessels played in the War of 1812; and

WHEREAS, the Pride of Baltimore, the first Baltimore Clipper to be built in 150 years, and the first tall ship to represent a city and a state, was commissioned on May 1, 1977, in a ceremony at the Baltimore Inner Harbor attended by thousands;

WHEREAS, during her nine years at sea, between her maiden voyage to Bermuda, New York, and Nova Scotia in 1977, to her final European voyage in 1986, the Pride of Baltimore extended the hand of friendship to countless visitors, logging more than 150,000 nautical miles, equal to six times around the globe, and sailing further in nine years than most sailing vessels travel in their lifetimes; and

WHEREAS, on May 14, 1986, on her way home from a successful European campaign, the Pride of Baltimore was struck by a microburst squall north of Puerto Rico, sinking within minutes and taking with her the captain and three crew members, since lost at sea; and

WHEREAS, by late summer of 1986, due to an outpouring of unsolicited public support, plans for a replacement vessel were under way, and on April 30, 1988, the Pride of Baltimore II was hoisted aloft and launched fro...

Click here for full text