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 email@example.com 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
Because of the inclement weather predicted for Saturday, the Delaware River Waterfront has postponed the Penn’s Landing fireworks to Sunday, June 28th. If you purchased tickets to view the fireworks from Gazela’s decks, your tickets will be honored on Sunday.
There are still tickets available for Sunday! Buy your tickets at: http://fireworks2015.brownpapertickets.com
Get a front-row seat to the fireworks while supporting Philadelphia’s Official Tall Ship
On Saturday, 27 June, there will be a fireworks display at Penn’s Landing as part of the events of the Tall Ships Festival. As the fireworks will be launched from the middle of the River, Gazela will be an ideal viewing platform, especially considering the number of people that will be at Penn’s Landing to watch the display.
Those viewing the fireworks from Gazela will be able to bring their own food, sit down away from the crowds, and will have access to Gazela‘s heads (marine toilets) during the event.Get into the spirit of the Tall Ships Festival by watching the fireworks display from the deck of a 114 year old Portuguese fishing vessel!
Buy your tickets at: http://fireworks2015.brownpapertickets.com
Join us at the unique two-sided waterfront of the Delaware River as more than a dozen international and domestic Tall Ships sail in for Tall Ships Philadelphia Camden 2015.
From June 25-28, 2015, the waterfronts of Philadelphia and Camden will create the perfect venue for a myriad of festival attractions and of course, Tall Ships. Affording visitors the rare chance to catch a glimpse, step aboard, and even set sail on some of the grandest ships of yore.
Tall Ships Philadelphia Camden will showcase domestic and international ships, including some of the most acclaimed worldwide, including the US Coast Guard vessel Barque Eagle, French vessel L’Hermione, Canadian Barque Picton Castle, and Gazela – Philadelphia’s official Tall Ship.
We are excited to announce that there will be a nautical themed art show and auction in Gazela’s main hold during the Tall Ships Festival, June 25-28. The event will be half gallery and half raffle, so make sure you stop by when you’re at the festival to browse and have a chance to pick up a one-of-a-kind artwork.