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When deciding on a new name for this local gem, owner David Tobash wanted to harness a connection to the City itself. After much research, and a few tears, our Crew decided on "The Chasseur." Named after the most successful merchant ship during the War of 1812 and built by the citizens of Baltimore, this ship earned its better known nickname, "The Pride of Baltimore," on Her return to Fells Point on March 15, 1815.
Chasseur [sha-sur] ~ The Original "Pride of Baltimore"
One of the most famous of the American privateers was Captain Thomas Boyle, who sailed his Baltimore Clipper, Chasseur, out of Fells Point, where she had been launched from Thomas Kemp's shipyard in 1812. On his first voyage as master of Chasseur in 1814, Boyle unexpectedly sailed east, directly to the British Isles, where he unmercifully harassed the British merchant fleet. In a characteristically audacious act, he sent a notice to the King by way of a captured merchant vessel that he had released for the purpose. The notice, he commanded, was to be posted on the door of Lloyd's of London, the famous shipping underwriters. In it he declared that the entire British Isles were under naval blockade by Chasseur alone! This affr
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