- The Washington Times - Monday, October 12, 2009

BALTIMORE — The Chesapeake will be filled with ships of sail this week when a flotilla of schooners departs from Baltimore in the 20th annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race.

Fifty schooners are entered in the race to Portsmouth, Va., that is designed to promote awareness of the bay’s maritime heritage and encourage preservation and improvement of its natural resources.

Concerts will be held on the docks in Baltimore’s historic Fells Point on Tuesday, and on Wednesday there will be a parade of sail. The race begins Thursday, and the schooners are expected to arrive Friday in Portsmouth, where the festivities continue on Saturday and Sunday.

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