Seven Deadly Seas presents The Greater of Two Evils aboard Gazela on September 1 – 4

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Seven Deadly Seas, the amazing Pirate, Comedy, and Burlesque shows on the Tall Ship Gazela are back!

Seven Deadly Seas is a theater-in-the-round-and-under-the-stars experience that was listed in TimeOut New York’s newsletter as “Best of the Week”. Combining live music,elaborate props, original comedy, and stunning burlesque, Seven Deadly Seas is known for creating shows call back to old vaudeville times, while taking a fresh look at comedy, politics and “entertainment for grown-ups.”

As in previous shows in the series, The Greater of Two Evils explores current political events through the highly warped lens of real-life pirates Calico Jack Rackham, Anne Bonney, and Mary Reed. This time, our heroes awaken from one hell of a bender to discover they have made some questionable choices while under the influence. This much-too-merry band must now fight, sing, and strip their way out of the mess they’ve gotten themselves into. The show will be performed in the round aboard Gazela and will feature live music, dancing girls, sword fights, and a variety of classic vaudeville-style entertainment.

Proceeds will help support the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild’s efforts to restore and maintain the historic Tall Ship Gazela and Tug Jupiter.

Tickets can be purchased either online or at the door (cash only at door.) Thursday, September 1st will be a discounted preview night. VIP tickets will be available Friday through Sunday.

Purchase your tickets at brown paper tickets

Seven Deadly Seas - The Greater of Two Evils

Tickets on sale for front row seats to Penn’s Landing fireworks July 1!

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Tickets are now on sale to watch the Penn’s Landing fireworks show from the deck of Tall Ship Gazela. The fireworks will be launched from a barge in the middle of the Delaware River, just a few hundred yards from Gazela‘s deck. This event could sell out, so don’t delay! Purchase your tickets at: brownpapertickets.com

Schedule of Events – Friday, July 1:
7:00 PM – Ship opens for visitors
8:00 PM – Philadelphia Orchestra Concert
9:30 PM – Fireworks

All proceeds benefit the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild.

Gazela is back in home port

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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 at Penn's Landing

Jupiter and Gazela

 

Gazela Arrives in Norfolk for Harborfest ’16!

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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.

Awards presented at annual dinner

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.

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