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"Sailabration" Wraps Up War of 1812 Festivities

BALTIMORE (AP) - After a week of festivities marking the bicentennial of the War of 1812, dozens of ships will depart Baltimore's harbor in a "parade of sail."

More than 40 tall ships and naval vessels from around the world have been docked around the harbor, but on Tuesday they will parade into the Chesapeake Bay, bringing the "Star-Spangled Sailabration" to a close.

Naval vessels will begin leaving at 6 a.m. The Pride of Baltimore will lead the tall ships' departure around 11 a.m.

Organizers say the parade can be viewed from several spots around Baltimore including Canton Waterfront Park and Fort McHenry.

People will also be able to see the ships at Terrapin Beach and Matapeake in Queen Anne's County and Thomas Point and Mayo Beach Park in Anne Arundel County.


Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.