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File #: R-27-22    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 4/6/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/25/2022 Final action: 4/25/2022
Title: Annapolis UpRigging: Maritime and Heritage Festival - Fee Waiver - For the purpose of waiving certain City fees for the docking of the Adventurer tall ships the Pride of Baltimore II and Lynx at the Annapolis City Dock; and expressing the support of the City Council for the First Annual Special Event "Annapolis UpRigging: Maritime and Heritage Festival".
Sponsors: Gavin Buckley, Ross Arnett
Attachments: 1. R-27-22 First Reader, 2. R-27-22 Uprigging City Dock Map, 3. R-27-22 Staff Report, 4. Fiscal Impact Note, 5. R-27-22 Amendment 1 - Buckley, 6. R-27-22 SIGNED.pdf
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Annapolis UpRigging: Maritime and Heritage Festival - Fee Waiver - For the purpose of waiving certain City fees for the docking of the Adventurer tall ships the Pride of Baltimore II and Lynx at the Annapolis City Dock; and expressing the support of the City Council for the First Annual Special Event "Annapolis UpRigging: Maritime and Heritage Festival".
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CITY COUNCIL OF THE
City of Annapolis

Resolution 27-22

Introduced by: Mayor Buckley, Alderman Arnett
Co-sponsored by:

A RESOLUTION concerning

Annapolis UpRigging: Maritime and Heritage Festival - Fee Waiver

FOR the purpose of waiving certain City fees for the docking of the Adventurer tall ships the Pride of Baltimore II and Lynx at the Annapolis City Dock; and expressing the support of the City Council for the First Annual Special Event "Annapolis UpRigging: Maritime and Heritage Festival".

WHEREAS, both the Privateer Lynx and Pride of Baltimore II are narrow-bodied ships with racked masts, which appear to be slanted backward, and were built for speed and agility; both were designed to evade and pursue British ships and blockade American ports; and

WHEREAS, the 114-ton Lynx, launched in 2001 in Rockport, Maine, is an interpretation of the original, built in 1812 by Thomas Kemp in Fell's Point, Maryland - the same place where the ship that inspired Pride of Baltimore II was launched; and

WHEREAS, Privateers built during wartime were used to prey on enemy ships and their cargo and that required special permission, known as "letters of marque"; and

WHEREAS, the original Lynx was commissioned less than a month before the beginning of the War of 1812, making it one of the first American ships to set sail, though she was captured by the British the following spring at the mouth of the Rappahannock River and renamed the HMS Mosquidobit; and

WHEREAS, the current Lynx is operated by a not-for-profit educational foundation based in Newport Beach, Calif. The Lynx spent the winter in Mystic, Connectic...

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