Martha Lewis Baltimore-Bound For Sailabration
The Havre de Grace skipjack will participate in War of 1812 festivities in Baltimore.
The Skipjack Martha Lewis will be in Baltimore this week for the Star-Spangled Sailabration, marking Maryland's bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812.
"We are so excited to show Martha off to the masses," said Chesapeake Heritage Conservancy Executive Director Cindi Beane. "The skipjack is [an] integral part of our state and local heritage—we are honored to be a part of this historic event!"
The Martha Lewis will be open for tours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will be located at the Broadway Pier in Fells Point June 12-14, and at the Baltimore Marine Center June 14-17.
"Not only will the vessel be open for tours, she will be on a mission to help promote the numerous heritage attractions and tourism in the Upper Bay Region. The Martha Lewis will be our maritime goodwill ambassador this weekend," Harford County Tourism Manager Wini Roche said in a statement. "The boat is an example of how today’s visitors can experience unique Chesapeake towns like Havre de Grace where the past is ever-present. The War of 1812 was the pivotal moment in Havre de Grace’s history. What an opportunity to tell this important story and others of our region."
Havre de Grace is planning a large commemoration in May 2013 to mark the 200th anniversary of the British attacks on the city. The City has also commissioned a license plate to commemorate the bicentennial.