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The Post travels to Bay City


Steve Reed holding up The POST in front of the Pride of Baltimore II. Photo by Judy Reed.

Steve Reed holding up The POST in front of the Pride of Baltimore II. Photo by Judy Reed.

The Post recently traveled to Bay City, Michigan, with Steve and Judy Reed, of Cedar Springs, for the Tall Ship Celebration. Festival-goers were able to tour 11 different tall ships from various time periods and countries, as well as take part in other festivities on the grounds.

In the photo above, Steve stands in front of the Pride of Baltimore II, a replica of a 19th century Baltimore Clipper originally named the Chasseur. The topsail schooner gained fame as a privateer during the war of 1812. According to the Tall Ships website, “in a daring voyage to Great Britain, her captain declared a solo blockade of the British Isles. This caused the British Admiralty to call vessels back to the British Isles to protect their merchant ships. Chasseur captured or sank 17 vessels before returning home in 1815. Upon her arrival in Fells Point, she was greeted by cheering crowds and dubbed the Pride of Baltimore.”

Thanks for taking us with you on your expedition!

Are you going on vacation? Take the Post with you and snap some photos. Then send them to us with some info to news@cedarspringspost.com or mail them to Post travels, PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. We will be looking for yours!

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