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Fleet week to start War of 1812 celebration

Maryland tourism officials hope to draw more than 1 million people to the birthplace of the “Star-Spangled Banner” next summer as they open a multi-year bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 with an international maritime festival. The June festival ...

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Pride of Baltimore II ready to embark on 5-month voyage

The Pride of Baltimore II will be setting sail on a five-month voyage to ports along the East Coast, Great Lakes and in Canada. During the voyage, the ship will promote Maryland’s contributions to the War of 1812 and the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner during the 1814 Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry.

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