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Sail Baltimore brings ships - glorious tall ships, high-tech naval warships andother ships of historic, environmental and educational interest - from around the world to Baltimore. Since 1976, we have hosted more than 700 ships, providing millions of Baltimore residents and visitors a thrilling firsthand look at some of the world's greatest seagoing vessels.

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Vessels have been invited and visited Baltimore since Sail Baltimore's start in 1976 Million has been contributed to the Baltimore economy as a result of Sail Baltimore events Maritime events have been partnered or produced by Sail Baltimore


Sail Baltimore was founded in 1975 by then-Mayor William Donald Schaefer to prepare the city to participate in Operation Sail 1976, a centerpiece of the U.S. Bicentennial celebration.