Gazela is back in Philadelphia, her home port, after a three week sail in the Chesapeake Bay. She is docked at Penn’s Landing in front of the Summerfest roller rink. Visitors are welcome to stop by and see her, and Tug Jupiter, too, this summer!
Gazela began her journey home on Monday. Click here to follow her route as she sails back to Philadelphia.
Gazela and her crew arrived in Norfolk today, after having a great time sailing in the Chesapeake Bay. During the past four days, the crew has enjoyed sailing, dory rowing, boat operation, and working hard to get Gazela ready to welcome visitors at Norfolk Harborfest this weekend.
Norfolk Harborfest is in its 40th anniversary year celebrating America’s largest, longest-running, free maritime festival. Gazela is proud to be part of the festivities, which will run from June 9-12. Click here for more information, including a schedule of events.
Gazela departed Baltimore on June 6 and is en route to Norfolk, Virginia for Harborfest.
Track her progress here
Gazela is in Baltimore and will be open for tours through this weekend! For more information about Sail Baltimore’s schedule, click here
April 2 after work 1730 on board Gazela
Bring a dish. Bring a bottle. Bring a friend and turn them on to the ship. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you can help by bringing a big pot of something to eat or help with set-up or clean-up.
The Annual Dinner in February was a great success, with a healthy turn out and a good bit of money made for the Guild with the auction items. We got a recap of last year’s work and successes and got a glimpse of the year (and work…lots of work) ahead. In addition to that, we awarded our volunteer of the year awards:
Gazela Volunteer of the Year went to Debbie Greenspan for organizing the cooks and making sure that there is always lunch for the crew, even if that means dropping something off the night before or cooking multiple weekends in a row; she certainly has made a huge difference in crew morale by ensuring that the volunteers are always fed on weekends.
Jupiter Volunteer of the Year went to Hank Mahlmann for taking a keen interest in Jupiter and coming down multiple times per week to work on projects from cleaning and organizing the fo’c’s’le to assisting with the #2 generator work. Hank brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience to Jupiter and the other vessels, and we are thrilled that he happened to find us by chance one day (and has decided to stick around!)
The William W. Smith Award was presented to Rhoads Industries for their extreme cooperation and understanding during this past summer’s dry docking. From allowing us to have our volunteers working alongside their and our employees, to their willingness to help us out in any way possible, they certainly helped make a lasting contribution to the Guild.
The Pop Up at the Dry Dock party has been moved inside due to projected thunderstorms; it will still be in the Navy Yard and people will still be able to see Gazela and Poplar in the dry dock.
The address is: Mercer Cafe 4920 S. 15th Street Philadelphia, PA 19112
Tickets are available at: http://brownpapertickets.com/event/2207792
Please join us on September 10 at 5 p.m. at Dry Dock No. 2, operated by Rhoads Industries at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, to celebrate the completion of a project to repair and inspect Philadelphia’s official Tall Ship, Gazela Primeiro. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see a 114-year-old wooden ship in a 105-year old dry dock! There will be wine, beer, and light fare.
Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets for $35 for Ship Guild members, $50 for non-members, plus service fee. Proceeds benefit the continuing preservation efforts for Gazela.
The primary purpose of the recent dry docking project was to inspect selected framing of Gazela‘s hull below the waterline, which will help determine the extent of future rebuild work. The ship is scheduled to be relaunched later in September. The project is funded entirely by individual donations and a generous matching grant from the W. W. Smith Charitable Trust.
Check out our Facebook page at Barkentine Gazela for photos and video of the project.
Come get the best view of the 4th of July fireworks at Penn’s Landing this Saturday from the decks of the Tall Ship Gazela! Enjoy the use of our clean onboard heads (That’s boat-talk for bathrooms). Bring your own picnic dinner or snacks to enjoy.
Gazela will provide some limited seating, although you are welcome to bring your own chairs as well. Please note, Gazela will be tied up to the dock during this event.
Click here to order your tickets: http://bpt.me/1844770