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Ships Arriving for Sailabration!

Jun 13, 2012 04:37PM ● By Anonymous

Although we'll be sure to cover all the action, you should make plans to get to Baltimore yourself and get in on the fun. Here is a full listing of events happening today in Baltimore.

WHAT: A majestic flotilla of more than 40 tall ships and naval vessels from twelve countries around the world will sail into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Fell’s Point and North Locust Point today, June 13 starting at 8 a.m. for Star-Spangled Sailabration. At nine different times throughout the morning there will be a 21 gun salute between the Fort and the arriving ships.

Domestic and foreign Class A and Class B tall ships and Navy warships from countries including Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Denmark, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States, will be berthed at the Inner Harbor, Fell’s Point, North Locust Point and Tide Point, and will be open for public tour from June 14 – 18.
WHEN:  June 13, 2012
•U.S. & Foreign Naval Vessels starting at 8 a.m.* at the Key Bridge
•Pride of Baltimore II will lead in tall ships starting at Noon.* at the Key Bridge
WHERE: The tall ships and naval vessels will be berthed in the Inner Harbor, Fell’s Point and North Locust Point.
Click here for a berthing map of all of the ship locations within Baltimore.
Click here for a complete list of ships participating in Sailabration.
U.S. Navy Elite Parachutists “Leap Frogs” Leap into Clifton Mansion Lawn
WHAT: U.S. Navy Leap Frogs will fill the air above Clifton Mansion (at Clifton Park golf course), the only remaining home of an officer of the War of 1812. Uniformed re-enactors and historians will present the story of the “Fort Baltimore Horse Artillery.” The Leap Frogs will be available for autographs following their jump

WHEN:  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Jump scheduled for noon)
WHERE: 2701 St. Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213
U.S. Navy Elite Parachutists “Leap Frogs” to leap into Patterson Park
WHAT:  Watch the parachute team as they land in Patterson Park to honor the bravery of citizens in defending Baltimore from what was then Hampstead Hill. Upon landing, the Leap Frogs will be available for autographs.
WHEN: 5:00 – 7:00 PM (Jump is scheduled for 6 p.m.)
WHERE: 2600 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21230

About Star-Spangled Sailabration

Star-Spangled Sailabration is the national launch of the War of 1812 Bicentennial. An international maritime and air festival in the Baltimore region and the Chesapeake Bay, this week-long event will feature more than 40 tall ships and naval warships; the premiere of a new symphonic work; and the Star-Spangled Air Show, featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. To learn more, visit

Star-Spangled Sailabration is presented by Star-Spangled 200 Inc., the U.S. Navy and Operation Sail Inc. in partnership with the State of Maryland, City of Baltimore, the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Baltimore County, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, the Maryland Office of Tourism Development, Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, Sail Baltimore, and Visit Baltimore. Star-Spangled 200 is presented by AT&T. Founding partners to date include Constellation Energy and Papa John’s Pizza.