The Guild was informed last year that Pier 9 was being developed into public space, newly named Cherry Street Pier. The Guild relied on free use of Pier 9, which is owned by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, to store wood and equipment used in the maintenance of Gazela and Jupiter. Luckily, Holt Logistics generously donated 3 year lease on a 10,000 sq ft lot near the airport for our stuff. The Guild will have to build shelters for the wood piles, but at least there is now space for storing the existing timbers and all material being gathered for the next rebuild.
Our storage containers were moved down on December 5, 2017 thanks to Rob’s Towing of Bristol. On December 13, our volunteers loaded two truckloads of big timbers from Pier 9 plus two truckloads of wood stored at the Navy Yard. River Services donated their staff and forklift to load at the Navy Yard. And a crack team of volunteers unloaded in a driving cold wind. We have scheduled Monday December 18 for the last two loads to be picked up at the Navy Yard and delivered to the lot.
Special thanks to
Thackray Crane Rentals for their great pricing on the flatbed trucks and customer service
Sunbelt Rentals for a good deal on the ReachLift
River Services for generous support and time
Holt Logistics for storage facility