Wednesday’s Sailabration Events

| June 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ships Arrive

On June 13 the Tall Ships and Navy vessels will arrive throughout the day between 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.  There is no set schedule at this time.

Best viewing locations include:

  • Canton Waterfront Park– 3001 Boston Street  Baltimore, MD 21224
  • Fort McHenry-2400 East Fort Avenue  Baltimore, MD 21230
  • Fort Armistead Park-Baltimore, Maryland 21226
  • Fort Howard Park-9500 N Point Rd  Baltimore, MD 21219

U.S. Navy Elite Parachutists “Leap Frogs”

A typical Leap Frogs performance consists of fourteen jumpers leaping out of an aircraft at an altitude of 12,500 feet. During free fall, jumpers reach speeds of 120 mph and can accelerate up to 180 mph by pulling their arms to their sides and straightening their legs into what is called a “track.”

The jumpers typically open their parachutes at around 5,000 feet by releasing a smaller pilot chute which deploys their main blue-and-gold canopy. After deploying their chutes, the Leap Frogs fly their canopies together to build dramatic canopy-relative work formation

Leap Frogs at Clifton Mansion

June 13, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Clifton Park Mansion Lawn 
2701 Saint Lo Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21213
website

U.S. Navy elite parachutists “Leap Frogs” will fill the air above Clifton Park at noon as the climax to a morning of 1812 history at Clifton Mansion, the only remaining Baltimore home of an officer of the War of 1812. Beginning at 10:00 a.m., uniformed re-enactors, some on horseback, and historians will present the story of Captain Henry Thompson and his militia troop, the “First Baltimore Horse Artillery.” Tours of the Mansion that was later home to Mr. Johns Hopkins will be available. Family fun includes a wood flute-a-long with period tunes and a singing of The Star Spangled Banner. The Navy jumpers will linger to meet families. Food trucks. Leap Frogs at Patterson Park June 13 at 5 pm – 7 pm Watch the U.S. Navy Parachute team in action as they land in Patterson Park at 6:00 p.m. Take an 1812 tour and meet living historians at the site of the decisive battle of North Point at Hampstead Hill. Upon landing, the Leap Frogs will be available for autographs and questions.

Leap Frogs at Patterson Park

June 13, 2012
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Patterson Park
2600 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
www.pattersonpark.com

Watch the U.S. Navy Parachute team in action as they land in Patterson Park at 6:00 p.m. Take an 1812 tour and meet living historians at the site of the decisive battle of North Point at Hampstead Hill. Upon landing, the Leap Frogs will be available for autographs and questions.

National Aquarium’s Sailabration

June 13, 2012
4:30 – 7:30 

National Aquarium
501 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
www.aqua.org
Bring your family down and relax on the back of Pier 3 to watch the Tall Ships come into the Harbor while listening to the sounds of summer with free music. Don’t forget to bring your blanket! Event is free!

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