Interest in re-creating battle scenes and collecting relics of war is nothing new. But with today’s Star-Spangled Sailabration in Baltimore’s waters, what better time to revisit the important connection Maryland has with the War of 1812.
Ships begin to arrive for Sailabration
Candus Thomson / The Baltimore Sun
A welcoming wind and warm sunshine greeted the first ships arriving at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor this morning for the weeklong commemoration of the War of 1812.
The Canadian vessel Iroquois was first under the Key Bridge and offered a 21-gun Sailabration salute as spectators at Fort McHenry applauded. The fort’s cannon crew responded with its own salute.
The 40 vessels from a dozen nations will be berthed at the Inner Harbor, Fells Point and North Locust Point. Most will be open to the public.