LION of Baltimore

LION of Baltimore 1/4 scale representation of a Fell's Point built schooner burned by British forces in Bodkin Creek in 1814 VOLUNTEERS WELCOME. Apply here.

Operating as usual

The mighty SAILRIGHT  sewing machine.
09/03/2020

The mighty SAILRIGHT sewing machine.

LION of Baltimore's cover photo
09/03/2020

LION of Baltimore's cover photo

Bottom paint has been applied as of today. Applied by courtesy of Steven, Sean, George, and Nathan.
08/18/2020

Bottom paint has been applied as of today. Applied by courtesy of Steven, Sean, George, and Nathan.

05/21/2020

During the stay at home, I worked on some rigging and painted some spars. Getting ready to dewax, prime, and paint the bottom.

We bent on the sails Tuesday.
10/18/2019

We bent on the sails Tuesday.

LION of Baltimore
10/18/2019

LION of Baltimore

Day of sail fitting after a long summer of restoration. What can't be seen is that the centerboard is installed and we a...
10/18/2019

Day of sail fitting after a long summer of restoration. What can't be seen is that the centerboard is installed and we are 95% ready to launch in Spring.

Day of sail fitting after a long summer of restoration. What can't be seen is that the centerboard is installed and we are 95% ready to launch in Spring.

LION of Baltimore's cover photo
10/18/2019

LION of Baltimore's cover photo

Just thinking about how this project started out July 30 2003...
09/29/2019

Just thinking about how this project started out July 30 2003...

Topsail with new rigging sets nicely.
09/25/2019

Topsail with new rigging sets nicely.

A photo from 2015
07/12/2019

A photo from 2015

LION of Baltimore
06/14/2019

LION of Baltimore

LION of Baltimore's cover photo
06/14/2019

LION of Baltimore's cover photo

Sail trials in the woods
06/13/2019

Sail trials in the woods

LION of Baltimore's cover photo
06/13/2019

LION of Baltimore's cover photo

Progress from the last two weeks.
06/01/2019

Progress from the last two weeks.

Some more photos from the Maritime Heritage Festival
04/29/2019

Some more photos from the Maritime Heritage Festival

Maritime Heritage Festival nearly blew me away. (It was windy) Photo by Mary Bickford
04/28/2019

Maritime Heritage Festival nearly blew me away. (It was windy) Photo by Mary Bickford

LION of Baltimore's cover photo
04/24/2019

LION of Baltimore's cover photo

LION of Baltimore
04/13/2019

LION of Baltimore

LION of Baltimore's cover photo
04/13/2019

LION of Baltimore's cover photo

Starting to work it all out
04/13/2019

Starting to work it all out

Starting to work it all out

Thermo jacket of chamois leather 1870
04/05/2019

Thermo jacket of chamois leather 1870

LION is contracted to participate at the Fell's Point Maritime Heritage Festival on the 27th of this month. The centerbo...
04/05/2019
Maritime Heritage Festival

LION is contracted to participate at the Fell's Point Maritime Heritage Festival on the 27th of this month. The centerboard got straightened, and insurance arrangements have been progressing. Whether we show LION in the water, or on the trailer, there will be hands-on activities for all ages on Broadway Pier with Ship's Company and the LION crew.
https://fellspointmainstreet.org/events/maritimefestival/

Visit the post for more.

04/05/2019

After quite a while, I found that I had been given the wrong spelling of the name of the man who built LION. This, I believe was him.

Published in The Capital from Feb. 10 to Feb. 13, 2010-

Peter Dow Van Dine died Feb. 4 at his home in Annapolis after a brief illness.
A naval architect and avid pilot, Peter designed and built classic style yachts, including many schooners. Some of his boats were displayed in the first Annapolis Sailboat Show. In 1980, he and his wife founded Merganser Aircraft Corp., specializing in composite parts for medivac helicopters. He also built a carbon fiber MG Airline Auto for which he won many awards.
Peter's interests included designing and flying aircraft, sailing, building and playing guitars, and rescuing feral cats. Along with his wife he was a member of the Annapolis Chorale.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth Foley Van Dine, and two sisters, Lorraine Van Dine and Delores Wells, both of Rochester, N.Y.

Now this is interesting: The Italian miniature schooner Leone di Caprera which has recently crossed the Atlantic, top, c...
04/05/2019
The Italian miniature schooner Leone di Caprera which has recently...

Now this is interesting: The Italian miniature schooner Leone di Caprera which has recently crossed the Atlantic, top, captain Vincenzo Fondacaro, illustration from the magazine The Graphic, volume XXIII, n 587, February 26, 1881.
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/illustration/italian-miniature-schooner-leone-di-caprera-which-has-stock-graphic/681891833

The Italian miniature schooner Leone di Caprera which has recently crossed the Atlantic, top, captain Vincenzo Fondacaro, illustration from the magazine The Graphic, volume XXIII, n 587, February 26,...

01/31/2019

In February we will be making one or two items and getting the centerboard straightened. In March we will reinstall the centerboard and test fit the sails and install some cleats. Planning a launch in early April.

LION of Baltimore
10/14/2018

LION of Baltimore

Photos by Nathan Zebrowski
10/14/2018

Photos by Nathan Zebrowski

Photos by Nathan Zebrowski

LION of Baltimore's cover photo
10/13/2018

LION of Baltimore's cover photo

Hello everyone! LION has been undergoing extensive renovation. Although we can't launch in time for the event, we're reg...
10/07/2018
gcbsr.org

Hello everyone! LION has been undergoing extensive renovation. Although we can't launch in time for the event, we're registered in the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. This will be the fourth time LION has enrolled in the race. We have never raced, but wanted to support the event . https://gcbsr.org/

Promote awareness of the Chesapeake Bay’s heritage Encourage preservation of the Bay’s resources Support Chesapeake Bay education and clean-up efforts Bring historic schooners to the Bay Encourage schooner sailing and preservation

04/20/2011

Well, Privateer Day didn't draw the lucky weather this year. Nonetheless, we handed out 100 informative flyers explaining the ACTUAL privateer history of Fell's Point

04/13/2011

The Privateer Festival has become a popular event in Baltimore. It can't be helped, but for those who look closer, there is a fascinating local history in Fell's Point that is better than fiction.

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