Written by on September 13, 2016

The Schooner America Visits Annapolis

Boasting the name of America’s Sailing CapitalAnnapolis seems a fitting place for it’s latest visitor. An article published by The Capital Gazette titled Historic schooner moors in Annapolis, highlights the Schooner America – a replica of the ship that won the first America’s Cup.

“This is one of the more impressive of the older boats and replicas that visits Annapolis,” said Robert Madden, a retired National Geographic photographer who lives in Shady Side. “You should see how powerful these are when they are under full sail. She’ll move through two-foot chop with barely a ripple.”

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The schooner America (Credit: The Capital Gazette)

The boat will be docked in downtown Annapolis’s City Dock at the National Sailing Hall of Fame from September 14-16, so don’t miss the chance of catching a glimpse of this historic vessel if you’re planning to Visit Annapolis this week!

 

Part of this article was first featured in The Capital Gazette. Read the full article here.

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