Sail Ship Parade
From Right to left. The reproduction of The US Navy's Six Gun Baltimore Clipper USS Lynx put into service just after the War of 1812. It served in Bainbridge's Squadron subduing the Barbary Pirate. It returned to the US to engage in suppressing Pirates in the Gulf of Mexico. It was lost at sea in late October 1819 on a voyage to Jamaica. The Lady Maryland is Pungy Schooner. These types of schooners were noted for their green and pink paint scheme. The Pride of Baltimore is the second to bear this name the first being lost at sea in May 1986. Both the Lynx and Pride of Baltimore are Baltimore Clippers that is a American successful variant of a Topsail Schooners. The Kalmar Nyckle is replica of a 17th Century Dutch built Armed Merchantman. It's namesake brought Swedish settlers to Delaware.
The organizations that built and operate these ships provide a view into our history becoming a great nation. The photographer renders honor to these traditions by presenting a point of view near the inception of photography. And for greatness the Ensigns, flags and pennants are in living color.