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Sail Baltimore fishing for more ships to come to the city

Tall ships enter Baltimore’s Inner Harbor during the 2012 Sailabration. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

In the wake of successful, back-to-back events celebrating Baltimore's role in the War of 1812, a nautical nonprofit is again wooing foreign dignitaries to steer their ships toward the Inner Harbor. Sail Baltimore arranged for more than 70 tall ships and naval vessels to visit the city during the Star-Spangled Sailabration in 2012 and the Star-Spangled Spectacular last September. The two events, which also offered fireworks and air shows by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, reportedly generated a total financial impact of $333 million.

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Sailabration’s economic impact $166.1M, study says

The Star-Spangled Sailabration, a week-long celebration of the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key’s penning of The Star-Spangled Banner and War of 1812, generated an economic impact more than three times that of the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix, according to a study released Thursday.

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