Star Spangled Spectacular Ship Arrivals

Emily Carter Mitchell ~ Nature & Wildlife Photography

The dawn broke over the Chesapeake Bay, greeting many vessels that traveled through the night to arrive this morning at Baltimore’s harbor.

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This year is the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 events that happened during the year of 1814 in Baltimore. This week is the Star Spangled Spectacular 200 event which is a week long celebration in the Baltimore Harbor. The “O Say Can You See! Star Spangled Spectacular” honors the 200th anniversary of the National Anthem.

It will be a full week celebration, culminating with the Blue Angels flying over the harbor on the afternoon of Saturday, September 13th and ending with a fantastic fireworks display in the evening which will be broadcasted live on PBS’ Great Performances.

My friend and I left the dock before dawn to arrive at the freighter canal by the Baltimore Lighthouse. Great fortune was upon us as our eyes set…

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