The Lion of Baltimore
Lion is a 1/4 scale representation of a Fell's Point built schooner. LION of Baltimore commemorates a "fine schooner" burned by British forces in Bodkin Creek, near Pasadena, Maryland in 1814.
LION is 23.5 feet on deck and 31.5 feet sparred, and when not in use sits on a trailer with the 25 foot masts pivoted down and laid on the deck.
The boat is being rigged and repaired by local volunteers and members of the living history group Ship’s Company. (www.shipscompany.org)
Ship’s Company and the Preservation Society have a common mission to make people aware of local history through education. By sponsoring the display of LION at events such as Privateer Day and providing temporary storage for LION during the refitting stage now in progress, the Preservation Society is forming a minimal cost partnership in which the LION can help bring focus to the real story of Fell’s Point, during the 1812 bicentennial and beyond, which will bring much attention and visitation to our community!