Reproduction schooner ‘Pride of Baltimore II’ docking in Alexandria this month

Pride of Baltimore II near Annapolis (image via Pride of Baltimore II/Facebook)

Patrick O’Brian enthusiasts rejoice: another Age of Sail replica ship is coming to Alexandria.

The schooner Pride of Baltimore II, a replica of the 1812 ship Pride of Baltimore, will be docking at Alexandria’s marina later this month.

The ship will be in Alexandria for a three-day visit from Friday, Oct. 20, to Sunday, Oct. 22. During that time, free deck tours will be available from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

“Tickets are not required for the free deck tours,” the release from the City of Alexandria said, “and will include a chance to talk with deck crew and a National Park Service (NPS) ranger to learn more about the War of 1812, Thomas Boyle, privateers, and the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail.”

The Pride of Baltimore II was “hoisted aloft and launched from her Inner Harbor birthplace on April 30, 1988,” the release said. Since then, the schooner has sailed 275,000 nautical miles and visited 200 ports in 40 countries, the release said.

Image via Pride of Baltimore II/Facebook