The Pride's FALL Sunk by a white squall

Sunk by a "white squall"

She was in fact as well as name the Pride of Baltimore. A 136-ft. replica of a 19th century schooner, she was slated to be a major ornament of the July 4th celebrations in New York Harbor. Then she ran into a "white squall," a killer blast of 90-m.p.h. wind and water.

The graceful, two-masted vessel, just back from a 15-month European tour, had anchored briefly at the U.S. Virgin Island port of St. John, and was sailing north toward Baltimore on May 14 when the weather turned nasty. The twelve crew members shortened sail to handle the heavy winds. Suddenly,...

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